Category: Religion

Masses Suspended throughout the Diocese Of Orange

Bishop Kevin Vann has announced that all masses – including daily and Sunday – will be temporarily suspended. All Catholics are “dispensed from the obligation of attending mass.” So us Catholic folks won’t be incurring sin for failure to attend. I’m pretty sure that all other forms of sin are still in full force and …

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Fish and Fasting: the life of a Catholic during Lent

Well, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Per the ol’ Code of Canon Law, all us Catholics who are between 18 and 59 are supposed to fast and participate in abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays throughout Lent.  Fasting is an interesting thing; to me, fasting would seem to mean the …

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Trail Life USA – a Christian-based alternative to the Boy Scouts of America

As the Boy Scouts – an organization that I have long admired – trundles down a path that I believe is going to end up tearing the organization apart, a new group – Trail Life USA – has emerged.  The faith-based group believes that they are set to become a premiere organization for boys and …

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

From Pope Benedict’s final General Audience address: “…At this point I would also like to wholeheartedly thank all of the many people around the world who, in recent weeks, have sent me touching tokens of concern, friendship, and prayer. Yes, the Pope is never alone. I feel this again now in such a great way …

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Israeli Museum Set To Exhibit King Herod’s Tomb

According to Fox News, Israel’s National Museum is gearing up to open an exhibit featuring the architectural legacy of Herod the Great, the “client king” of Judea. Known for his building projects (including port at Caesarea Maritima, the expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and other magnificent works), he also appears in the Bible …

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