Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Chicago Bombings, Labor Riots, and Terror of Demons

By John B. Manos / May 1, 2013 /

What does St. Joseph have to do with May Day? How is Chicago tied into this feast? Is this feast still needed today or has the need go away? Find out why May Day is really St. Joseph day!!

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Deo Gratias…. ALLELUIA. Yes, we should still be chanting that.

By John B. Manos / April 10, 2013 /

40 days without alleluia, used to mean 40 days with it… Now, we’re lucky to get 8… Irritating, isn’t it? No fear, we got alleluias here.

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Is Annunciation Really Today? Why Would it Bother Me?

By John B. Manos / April 8, 2013 /

As we discussed back on March 25th, today is the feast of the Annunciation, or is it? Is Pope Francis really ruining the Western Church, or is the uncertainty of a day like today? What should we be irritated by today?

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Why Pontius Pilate is in the Apostles Creed, not Judas or the Jews. Gird your loins for the answer.

By John B. Manos / March 29, 2013 /

Of all the people and names surrounding the Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord, why is Pontius Pilate singled out in the Apostles Creed by name? The answer will startle you.

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Irritations of Modern Liturgical Accommodations: Today is March 25th, Annunciation, except here

By John B. Manos / March 25, 2013 /

Somebody broke our calendar in the US… Today is March 25th, when for the twenty centuries up until now, we celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation.

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You should read this: The Life of St. Mary of Egypt

By John B. Manos / March 20, 2013 /

The Story of Saint Mary of Egypt and Father Zosimas is a perennially rich source of grace for lent. Enjoy reading this with your family this week.

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Pope to have Greek at Mass, keeps St Joseph readings, and continues St. John the Baptist theme

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2013 /

Words circulating the internets today have yielded some information about Pope Francis, SJ’s installation Mass tomorrow. He is whacking the offertory procession. Thanks be to God, I say. Unless people are bringing livestock and candles and rugs, I don’t see a point to this glamorization of lay people at the liturgy. The people should be…

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French March for Marriage, they may yet be Romantics

By John B. Manos / November 19, 2012 /

News today from France about Catholics and “others” marching to protest a French bill that would make marriage be defined to include unions between same sex persons spurs some hope in the French. Recently, I wrote about a Russian cultural center to be built in Paris being denied a permit to build. I see some…

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All Souls Day – One key to a clean heart – The Beginning of Memento Mori

By John B. Manos / November 1, 2012 /

Praying for the dead was ordered by the apostles, according to St. John Chrysostom. But how can praying for dead help us? Why do it when they are out of sight, out of mind? Are there special persons for whom we should pray today?

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