An Exposition Tabernacle: One Solution to That French “Desecration” Problem

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Bishop Pascal Roland, bishop of the Diocese of Bellay-Ars in France, has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all tabernacles in his diocese, and the tabernacle doors kept open to show that it is empty.  After thieves desecrated ten churches in the diocese since October, stealing consecrated hosts from five of them, the bishop ordered that consecrated hosts be kept in a more secure location.The Diocese of Bellay-Ars described the most recent thefts on its … [Read more...]

CDF Official Reaffirms Church Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage

A Spanish archbishop who serves on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reconfirmed Church teaching with regard to communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.Archbishop Ladaria Ferrer, a Spanish Jesuit who currently serves as Secretary of the Congregation of the Faith, was responding to a question from a French priest who wanted to know whether he could give absolution to a penitent who, having been married in a Catholic ceremony, contracted a second marriage after divorce. … [Read more...]

Next Sunday, I’ll Be Going to Church. Where Will You Be?

Sunday's coming.  Where will you be?I got into a discussion recently with some good Catholic friends about going to church on Sunday.  To my surprise, several of them had recently failed to fulfill their Sunday obligation to attend Mass. I'm pretty sure this is not a unique phenomenon among believers, even among those who consider themselves faithful Catholics.Sometimes, people will explain away their having missed the Sunday liturgy:  They had a headache; or they were out l … [Read more...]


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