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Damned by a pronoun: priest invalidates baptism of hundreds by changing one word

The rite of baptism in the Roman Catholic Church is clear: the priest must say, "I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." But a priest in Phoenix, Arizona has…
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Communal worship banned in England

From 5th November, it will be illegal to gather for communal worship in England. The Government has decreed that church buildings may open for private prayer, but not for praying…
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The Supper at Emmaus

Today’s Gospel reading gives me the opportunity to share with you one of my favourite paintings, that of The Supper at Emmaus, by the Italian Renaissance genius Caravaggio. It hangs…

Is the Pope Anglican?

  The American Spectator isn't at all happy with the "liberal" Pope Francis and his "caricaturing of conservatives". That's Roman Catholic traditionalists, as opposed to the GOP-type conservative. "Under the…