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Sursum Corda! ~ Lift Up Your Hearts!

Three “bombs” dropped last week if you will, first the Papal encyclical, then the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare and then lastly the nuclear bomb on the family with the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. It is no surprise that many of us feel discouraged, outraged, deeply […]

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Hand Gestures at Mass?

The Orans Position and holding hands during the Our Father Most people who attend a Novus Ordo parish or who simply attend Mass in what is known as the Ordinary Form (which most people attend) encounter two specific types of hand gestures that many of the laity engage […]

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Priestly Ordination To Men Alone

In a historic vote, the Church of England today approved female bishops.  The vote was far from even being close. Women will be bishops in the Church of England after a historic vote in the General Synod, ending 40 years of not being able to do so. An overwhelming […]

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Heresies In the Modern World

Throughout the history of Christianity there has come about various heretical ideas that contradict that which is divinely revealed. These heretical ideas include those of the Arian heresy founded by Arius which claimed that Christ was not divine.  Then came Manichaeism a religion founded by the Persian Mani […]

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