The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ Feast of our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation. Great Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great for the Feast of Theophany is celebrated in the late afternoon or early evening on January 5. The Great Blessing of the Water is taken […]
ASK FATHER: Is the Sacrament of Confirmation valid if the minister uses an instrument, such as a stylus or a swab?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s Confirmation is this Sunday and I just found out that the Bishop will be using a Q-tip because of Covid-19. Is this still valid? Thank you for all that you do. I find your … Continue reading →
Since the ancient Greeks, there have generally been two opposing impulses for political thought. The first is summed up in Plato’s Republic, the second in Aristotle’s polis. The republic is large and relies on the […]
Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2021 / 05:21 pm (CNA).- The word “amen” is not a gendered word and the term “a-women” is entirely made up, a professor of theology who specializes in Hebrew told CNA, after a prayer in the U.S. Congress used the fake word.
On Sunday, January 3, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) led the opening prayer for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Cleaver, an ordained Methodist pastor who served for 37 years as the senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, ended his prayer asking for peace in the legislative chamber, “in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and God known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and a-women.”
UPDATE 4 January 2021: Today I had note from a priest (a Jesuit!): Pax Christi! Thank you for forwarding the email. I have made arrangements with ___. Blessings throughout the Christmas Season and New Year. There are some priests out … Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 4, 2021 / 04:54 pm (CNA).- Tuesday elections to fill two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia will decide partisan control of the chamber—and pro-life advocates are galvanized to act.
“Pro-life victory in these two Senate seats is crucial to give the pro-life movement a fighting chance at combatting the worst of the pro-abortion agenda, including expanding the Supreme Court and forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand through birth,” Mallory Quigley, national spokeswoman of Women Speak Out PAC, stated Jan. 4.
At Epiphany we Latins have – traditionally – chanted a solemn proclamation of the key liturgical dates or movable feasts for the new year of salvation, just begun. This underscores how these dates and seasons are all interconnected. The liturgical … Continue reading →