Monthly Archives: December 2009

The EENS Question

Outside The Church There Is No Salvation The doctrine that “Outside the Church there is no salvation” is one that is constantly misinterpreted by those who won’t submit to the Magisterium of the Church. Faith does not depend upon our … Continue reading

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Merry ChristMass!

Well, I haven’t posted since before the Christ Mass, but I do so now and my wish for all reading this is that they have a blessed and merry Christ Mass Season!  Remember, Christmas is not over!  On the contrary, … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent:Epistle: I Cor. 4:1-5Brethren: Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah

Last Friday began the celebration of Hanukkah, so we’re 5 days in at this point.   This is not a Christian holiday, and not one of extreme significance to Jews – but it does give them an opportunity of celebration during … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday

Third Sunday in Advent – Gaudete Sunday:Readings according to the Extra-Ordinary/Traditional Rite: Epistle: Philipp. 4:4-7Brethren: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety, but … Continue reading

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Restored Order of Sacraments

8. What is the Restored Order of the Sacraments?An increasing number of dioceses and parishes in the United States are adopting a Restored Order policy for the celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. This means, quite simply, that … Continue reading

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History of the Advent Wreath

The History of the Advent Wreath FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS A Baptist friend asked me about the Advent wreath — its history, meaning, etc.. I think I gave her a pretty good answer. Perhaps you could provide a little more information. … Continue reading

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