26 September 2008

Canadian Bishops issue pastoral message to mark 40th anniversary ofHumanae Vitae

At the close of their 2008 Plenary Assembly which met in Cornwall, 22-26 September, the Bishops of Canada issued a pastoral letter, titled “Liberating Potential”, which invites all the faithful “to discover or rediscover,” the message of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued by Pope Paul VI in 1968.

http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/humanae_vitae_en.pdf

19 September 2008

Federal Election 2008 Guide

This is a must read for all Canadian Catholics:

http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/election_2008_en.pdf

I really like the first sentence of paragraph 13:
In addition, the principle of choosing “the lesser evil” may also apply.

Remember that both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition were so-called "Catholic" when abortion was legalised in Canada.

13 September 2008

For us XXX and for out salvation

On the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, I will tell you about an abuse I witnessed during his Divine Liturgy (actually, there were a couple of abuses, but I’ll just tell you about one). This summer I attended a Divine Liturgy that was celebrated in a Latin Rite chapel. I’m pretty sure everyone there was Latin Rite except for the presiding Byzantine priest. To help us Romans through the Byzantine Liturgy, some little books were handed out. I’m familiar with these little books because my fiancĂ©e’s parish uses them. They were The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom published by the Synod of the Hierarchy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

10 September 2008

Eastern Churches have their own Code of Canon Law

I knew they had there own Code of Canon Law, but I didn't know these specifics:
Q: Many Catholics don't know that Eastern Churches have their own Code of Canon Law. What sort of differences are there between the two codes?