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Issue No. 115, Summer 2003

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Fatima Conference 2003
By Sr. Mary Dominica, CMRI
...“Eastern Washington experienced a beautiful Indian Summer this year, stretching well into October, with the notable exception being the week of the Fatima Conference. As our guests arrived, the temperatures dropped into the chilly zone....”

Why Do Only Women Have to Dress Well?
By Marian Therese Hovat, Ph.D. — Reprinted with permission from Catholic Family News, Sept. 2000
“...Clothing for men that once never would have been acceptable in the business place, at a party or even at a good restaurant, has now become commonplace at Mass, even among traditionalists....”

What Must Be Believed by Catholics
By St. Vincent of Lerins
“Also in the Catholic Church itself we take great care that we hold that which has been believed everywhere, always, by all. For that is truly and properly Catholic, as the very force and meaning of the word shows, which comprehends everything almost universally....”

Concerning Baptism of Blood and Desire
Extract from St. Alphonsus Liguori: Moral Theology, Bk. 6, nn. 95-7
“Baptism, therefore, coming from a Greek word that means ablution or immersion in water, is distinguished into Baptism of water [‘fluminis’], of desire [‘flaminis’ = wind] and of blood... Now it is de fide that men are also saved by Baptism of desire, by virtue of the Canon Apostolicam, “de presbytero non baptizo” and of the Council of Trent, session 6, Chapter 4, where it is said that no one can be saved ‘without the laver of regeneration or the desire for it.’”....

By Timothy Duff
Our Lady of Fatima repeatedly asked for the daily Rosary. Do we take this part of her message seriously, or do we respond with excuses?

Short Catechism of Church History
From the Book by Right Rev. Mgr. J. H. Oechtering, V.G.
...Mohammed, a native of Arabia, arose about the year 622 and taught a false religion, which he compiled from old pagan ideas and from the Christian and Jewish religions and embodied in the Koran....

Actual Grace
From the Lectures of Fr. Messias D. Coelho on the Message of Fatima, August 1967
“To do supernatural actions, to do apostolic work, to do works that are ordered to God’s glory, these things must be offered by God’s glory....”

The Spirit of Advent
A Sermon Delivered by Rev. Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI
“...It is important for us as Catholics to put everything into perspective and to realize that Advent is the spiritual time of preparation for Christmas....”

Mental Quiet
by Fr. Dominic Savio Radecki, CMRI
“What we can expect, if we live close to God, is an underlying, unexplainable, indefinable joy of heart and a depp-founded hope which continues to sustain us through all....”

Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary
From The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger The Savior to come is not only the reason of Mary’s existence. He is also her exemplar in all things. It is as His Mother that the Blessed Virgin came, and therefore as the “Mother of Sorrows”; for the God, Whose future birth was the very cause of her own birth, is to be in this world “a Man of sorrows and acquainted with infirmity.” “To whom shall I compare thee?” sings the prophet of lamentations: “O Virgin... great as the sea is thy destruction.”....

Moral Theology Questions: The Papal Blessing In Articulo Mortis
From The Casuist: A Collection of Cases in Moral and Pastoral Theology
“...Discussing recently with some fellow priests, the question of the papal benediction ‘in articulo mortis,’ there seemed to be a considerable difference of opinion as to how often it might be given to the same sick person during the progress of the same illness....”

Liturgical Places
From Catholic Liturgics by Richard Stapper, S.T.D.
“...It is the function of liturgy by means of its sacred signs and its other symbolic rites to remind the faithful continually of Christ and the work of redemption. It is evident, therefore, that the church building should in its own peculiar manner aid liturgy in accomplishing this end....”

How to Consecrate a Child to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
“...Usually the best time suited to consecrate a child to our Blessed Mother is immediately after Baptism, or on some feast of our Blessed Mother or on the first Saturday of any month. The infant is carried by the parents or godparents, or, whenever possible, by a priest, to an altar or shrine of Our Lady....”

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