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Mark Cogitates
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R.I.P Sadly Mark, my husband, passed away on 16 August 2014 after a long and hard fight with his disease.  My son and I were blessed that we were able to spend the last five years at home with him.   A conversation that continues to play on my mind is one t...

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RIP: Sister Mary Paule Tacke
Sr. Mary Paule Tacke C.P.S. Photo from: Cottonwood Chronicle A reader of my Blog just drew my attention
to the sad news published in Dispatch
Live about the murder of Catholic nun, Sister Mary Paule Tacke. According
to the police the body of Sister Tacke wa...

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Hysterical Bloggers
Pope Kisses Fr. Michele de Paolis Photo from Life Site News Last month Life Site News wrote about the
meeting between Pope Francis and Fr. Michele de Paolis, the cofounder of the
homosexual activist organization, Agedo Foggia. They gave it the title “ Pope ...

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Which Is The Official Divine Office?
Divine Office There are many occasions when I get really
concerned about whether I may be ‘dropping the ball’ and not being a truly
faithful Catholic. Today I am cogitating the matter of the Divine Office because
of a post on Fr. Z’s Blog about which brevia...

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Do It For Love
“ Our
properly informed conscience should ideally help us not simply to avoid sin and
do the minimum, but to act in the way most pleasing to God, especially in
valuing the privilege of participating in the most holy Eucharist in which Christ's
redeeming sac...

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Chief Justice Obsessed With Sex?
The Chief Justice of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng , is obsessed with sex. This I see is the sentiment of many people on
Twitter following his speech entitled “ Law and Religion ”. Based on the facts available to me, I think they have it wrong. I have read ...

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Law And Religion Causes Outrage
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng Photo from Mail & Guardian - Madelene Cronje On Wednesday this week the Chief Justice of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng ,
gave a speech entitled “Law and Religion in Africa”, which resulted in numerous
expressions of outrage. No...

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We Are Church: Leaders Excommunicated
Martha & Gert Holzer My immediate thoughts yesterday, when I
heard that Gert
and Martha Holzer had been excommunicated , was why did it take so long and
why only them. The Holzer’s are leading figures in the international movement
We Are Church and they wer...

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Bishop Wants Taboo Free Discussions
Bishop Galantino Photo from: California Catholic Daily The
Tablet reported earlier this week that Bishop Galantino, the Secretary
General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, had said: “ I don’t identify with the expressionless person who stands outside the

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Prison Hospice
Louisiana State Penitentiary Photo: Wikipedia I came across this wonderful documentary about the
Hospice at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary , also known as Angola, thanks
to the “ Careful ”
Blog. It highlights how inmates volunteer to part...
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