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Every student knows the tragic end of King Louis XVI of France and his Austrian-born wife, Marie Antoinette. The sharp blade of the guillotine made swift work of their necks. more
The Vatican has approved a new English translation of some of the frequently used prayers of the Mass, prayers that are “common” to most Masses. more
A few years ago I visited a cousin in Florida. As I sat by her pool, I took advantage of several copies of the Smithsonian Magazine placed on a nearby table. more
John Newton was an 18th century Anglican clergyman and the author of the immensely popular hymn Amazing Grace. more
This Sunday’s readings present two men, Elihan and Peter, who find themselves in danger because of their efforts to follow God's will. more
One Sunday last spring, St. Francis Parish in Warwick celebrated First Communion at a 12:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, welcomed a newborn with the sacrament of baptism at 2 p.m. and then witnessed Bishop Robert E. Mulvee confirm 22 young people at 5 p.m. more
“Disturbing teen sex trends reported,” the local press noted recently. more
A radio commentator made mention recently of “market religion,” an unfamiliar phrase but one that makes perfect sense. more
A news item told of two homosexual partners from Israel who brought the sperm of one of them to a clinic in India, where the sperm was used to fertilize an egg taken from one woman and then implanted in the womb of another woman. more
Some time ago, a friend cited a liturgical commentator who pointed out that the post-Vatican II Mass celebrated according to the new rite of Pope Paul VI is not simply a revision of the old Roman Missal, the Tridentine Mass. more
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