I LOVE THE ROSE CANDLE! The Significance of Gaudete Sunday

How often a good idea finds expression in the rich liturgy and tradition of the Church!GAUDETE SUNDAY is a case in point.  The word gaudete (pronounced gow dĕ’ tā)—Latin for “rejoice”—is actually the first word of the Introit (Entrance antiphon) of the Mass for that day.  And rejoice, we do!But first, about ADVENT:  The word means “coming” or “arrival”; and during the four weeks of Advent, we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas.  The air is rife with expecta … [Read more...]

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Michigan AG Sues Abortion Doc Who Had “Products of Conception” in His Trunk

Dr. Michael Roth, the Michigan abortionist who was busted by police last October with drugs and human tissue in his car trunk, is now the subject of a civil lawsuit. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a suit December 11, citing violations of Michigan's health code. Roth stands to lose his medical license, and has thirty days to respond to these latest charges. I reported last October in the National Catholic Register about the auto accident which prompted the police investigation, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ Fish and Monkey Basilica; Obama’s Rainbow White House

There's been quite an outcry in social media this week, after the Vatican put on a spectacular light show on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, projecting giant fish and monkeys and whales onto the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.The show, titled "Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home," was the finale of the opening ceremony for the Year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis. It was intended to show how climate change impacts our world. In addition to the animals and nature scenes, … [Read more...]

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