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Tuesday Novena thread

Today is the last day of our novena to Our Lady of Good Remedy for friends and family stuck in LC/RC. To find out more on Our Lady of Good Remedy, and how this novena began, please click here. Basically, it was under the title Our Lady of Good Remedy that the Blessed Mother miraculously helped St. John of Matha free thousands of Christians enslaved to Muslim overlords. Here is the daily Novena prayer, which I invite you to join me in praying for Catholics enslaved by

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A word from the Curé of Ars

I thank God for having had such a good heart for sinners and for having given one so good to his Mother.
Let us turn to her with a great confidence, and we are sure that, however miserable we may be, she will obtain for us the grace of our conversion.
The most holy Virgin places herself between her Son and us.
The more we are sinners, the more she has tenderness and compassion for us.
The child who costs his mother the most

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The Legion need to cooperate, says Archbishop O’Brien

In his first interview since the Legion announced its apostolic visitation , Archbishop O’Brien of Baltimore speaks the truth in charity. Basically, this visitation is a chance for the Legion to gets its act together, but they need to cooperate fully with the Holy See.

Are you confident the Legionaries are ready to cooperate?
I hope so. I’ll put it that way: I really do hope so. It depends on so many individuals being open, because it just takes a few to try to block it and

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The Legion and Charism – another response to Ed Peters

Ed Peters has put together another response to the Legionaries of Christ / Regnum Christi (LC/RC) crisis, which is well worth reading. You can check it out here. Since I’m likely to be asked for a response, here’s a line-by-line:

I think that Fr. Alvaro Corcuera’s apparent claim that he knows nothing about Maciel’s behavior, except that Maciel sired a daughter, is utterly unbelievable. I have nothing else to say about this kind of stone-walling. I will simply re-endorse Dr. Germain Grisez’s and Mr. George

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A new but old form of consecrated life

Philosopher Ronda Chervin has some notes on her web site about the institution of consecrated widowhood. In some countries the Church has established it as a recognized form of spiritual life in the Church, parallel in some ways to the existing forms for consecrated virgins.
So far these forms seem to be defined as for women only. What’s with that?
Incidentally — also at Dr. Chervin’s site — Juli Loesch Wiley’s novel, Emma’s Journey, is out. Since it runs parallel to Juli’s own

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

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