Monthly Archives: May 2006

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nicea?

I said a hip hopthe hippie the hippieto the hip hip hop, and you don’t stop rockin’ to the bang bang boogie, say up jumped the boogieto the rhythm of the boogie, the beat now what you hear is not … Continue reading

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The Ascension of the Lord

When the day of the Jewish Pentecost drew near, the disciples of Christ, returned from Galilee to Jerusalem. On the fortieth day after the resurrection of Jesus Christ they were all together in one house. Jesus Christ appeared to them … Continue reading

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Houston’s Western Rite II

I have cleaned up my interview with Richard Petranek so that it is now a stand-alone piece. Again, those wishing to learn more about the structure, style, and history of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Archdiocese can visit … Continue reading

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MERRY: Mary & Married?

Just when you thought you’d heard it all … … comes the best cover up in history. Reminds me of this story.

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The No Nos of Kneeling

Kneeling “is clearly rebellion, grave disobedience and mortal sin,” Father Martin Tran, pastor at St. Mary’s by the Sea, told his flock in a recent church bulletin. The Diocese of Orange backs Tran’s anti-kneeling edict. Since at least the 7th … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Blind Man

From Fr Mark Mancuso On this Sunday, that before the Feast of the Ascension of Christ, the Church recalls to our attention the Gospel of the man born blind. There are two points here that I would particularly like to … Continue reading

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Cloud of Witnesses & Just Plain Cloudy

Persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism—mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Bolshevism—is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history. It is several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. … Continue reading

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