De Souza: 'What Dolan Taught'

02/26/2009 Comment

Archbishop Dolan in Milwaukee. CNS photo/Sam Lucero, Catholic Herald

Here follows a story soon to be published in the National Catholic Register:

New Archbishop to New York

‘Larger Than Life’ Figure Dolan Taught What Priesthood Means

By Father Raymond J. de Souza

The garrulous Timothy Michael Dolan, preacher and raconteur extraordinaire, chooses his words carefully. And when ordained a bishop in 2001 in St. Louis, his first words were: “Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me! Immaculate Heart of Mary, help me!”

He then went on to express his joy in the priesthood, his love for the Church, his delight in his parishioners — and also brought the house down with his ever-ready wit.

The newly appointed archbishop of...READ MORE

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01/28/2009 Comment

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"The Indespensable Minimum"

12/31/2008 Comment

New Year’s Resolutions? Here are the precepts of the Church according to the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated in 2005:

431. What purpose do the precepts of the Church have?

The five precepts of the Church are meant to guarantee for the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer, the sacramental life, moral commitment and growth in love of God and neighbor.

432. What are the precepts of the Church?

They are: 1) to attend Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation and to refrain from work and activities which could impede the sanctification of those days; 2) to confess one’s sins, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once...READ MORE

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What are the top 10 Reasons to subscribe to the Register?

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