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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- Bl. John Paul II
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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void."
- Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 176
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"Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests."
- Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824. ME 16:73
Daily Archives: 17 March 2008
From last year, 2007, on Holy Monday:
Today’s Office of Readings has an excerpt of a sermon by St. Augustine of Hippo (+430 – s. Guelf. 3 otherwise called s. 218C) preached in 412 about the Lord’s Passion. I give you … Continue reading
Here is a glimpse at the last few minutes. This is a rough estimation of where many of you are when coming to visit:
Houston, Texas Austin, Texas Calgary, Alberta Birmingham, Alabama Brooklyn, New York Villanova, Pennsylvania Campolongo Maggiore, Ve… Nepean, … Continue reading
I get lots of mail, hundreds of messages a day. Some are informative, some inquisitive, some complimentary, some censorious.
This one rather tickled me.
The writer is sad that I liked and wrote positively of H.E. Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Patterson’s, … Continue reading
There is a youtube video available of Fr. Reginald Foster speaking in Latin to some German media outlet. There are helpful subtitles in Portugese.
Fr. Foster is talking about the problem of the loss of Latin, which leads to the closing … Continue reading
Voting ended today for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards.
WDTPRS is in most of the categories and, when there was a midweek progress report, we were doing fairly well.
These awards are little benchmarks, and as such have their … Continue reading
South Ashford Priest has some photos of a demonstration outside their cathedral as the priests entered for the Chrism Mass.
Just look at these rabble rousers!
His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Tim Finigan – perhaps the future Archbishop of Westminster (have … Continue reading
The gentlemanly Sandro Magister has some pointed observations about the television coverage of papal Masses.
I must say I share his well-expressed views.
Let’s have a look at what he writes on his worthy blog, Settimo cielo, in my translation and with … Continue reading
I always check each day the fun site rogue classicism for interesting trivia.
Let’s look at today’s entry there.
This Day in Ancient History
ante diem xvi kalendas apriles
Festival of Mars continues (day 17)
Liberalia — a festival of general merriment and wine drinking … Continue reading
Happy Feast Day!
Yes, folks, once again the calendar has brought us around to the feast of St. John Sarkander, priest and martyr (+1620).
Here is the enrty in the Martyrologium Romanum.
7. Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui … Continue reading
If you send me good and useable photos of your churches and chapels with the images and statues veiled (as they may be as of 1st Passion Sunday (1962MR) or 5th Sunday of Lent (2002MR), I will try to post … Continue reading