“Catholic” Pelosi Washes Feet in Episcopal Church, Promotes Immigration Bill

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WHAT?!!  Foot washing as political theatre?Nancy Pelosi, that darling of the Left who boldly declares her catholicity while fighting the Catholic Church's teachings on abortion, contraception and "reproductive rights", has gone a step further:The California Democrat participated in the Holy Thursday foot washing at an Episcopal church, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.  Not by offering her own feet--but by helping Bishop Marc Andres to wash the feet of two c … [Read more...]

O Redemptor: Chant for the Chrism Mass

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It was my privilege this year to attend the Chrism Mass at Detroit's Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday.  It's at that Mass, on the day on which the Lord instituted the priesthood, that priests of the Archdiocese renew their commitment to priestly service.Also during that Mass, the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of the Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism are each presented to the Archbishop and blessed.  As each oil is processed to the Archbishop, the choir sings the beautiful O … [Read more...]

Go Kiss a Crucifix!

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Pick up a crucifix, said Pope Francis during his General Audience during Holy Week.  Kiss it and recite this simple prayer:Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Lord.The Holy Father reminded pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square that Jesus's Resurrection “isn’t the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn’t the happy ending of a film.”  Rather, he explained, it's the result of the loving intervention of God, who wanted to give humanity hope and salvation.In watching Jesus suffer and di … [Read more...]