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Catholic bishops not obliged to report clerical child abuse, Vatican says

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Source: Guardian

Vatican guide says ‘not necessarily’ bishop’s duty to report suspects to police despite Pope Francis’s vows to redress Catholic church’s legacy of child abuse… 134 more words

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Henry VIII’s chapel hosts Catholic prayers for the first time in 450 years

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) For the first time in 450 years, a citadel of Protestant worship in England — the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace — echoed to the sound of Roman Catholic prayers and music. 294 more words

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What Lent Offers

In the current moment when Mass attendance numbers are falling, when the long-standing markers of institutional Catholic strength are taking a hard hit, it is a curious fact that Ash Wednesday, and the season of Lent, still has some staying power.   1,426 more words

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Elijah - Great Prophet of God 1: Introduction by Fr Robbie Low

We are pleased to be able to publish this series of talks given during a retreat by Fr Robbie Low.  Especially appropriate for Lent reflection, the great prophet calls us back to the bedrock of our faith – trust in God as… 182 more words

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Lent 2016: Better Late than Never!

Greetings, y’all!  Yes, I’m still alive, and since Lent starts today*, I figure it’s time to go over my Lent plans for this year.  First, mad props to the wonderful women over at… 316 more words

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Blessings and Beauty: Day 1

Today I went to a 6:30 PM mass at my itty bitty church in my itty bitty town. It is Ash Wednesday and my church offers two masses so to say there was a crowd is a bit of an understatement. 346 more words

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Baptism Essays: Catholic Church of Christ vs. CofC

Until I return after Easter, please enjoy my essays about Baptism!

Fortunately, CofC baptisms are valid (with water and in the Trinitarian formula), but the group closes the gates to the Kingdom by refusing the biblical, historical, and reasonable allowance of “pouring” as a mode, and it denies the Sacrament to those who haven’t attained the biblically-absent and elusive “age of accountability”. 97 more words

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