Daily Archives: 28 October 2008

Card. O’Brien writes hard letter to PM Gordon Brown!

My friend Fr. Blake of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton has posted a letter of His Eminence Keith Patrick Card. O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER 28 October … Continue reading

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An election prayer

Election Prayer by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people [in] America. May we choose … Continue reading

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Willmington: Bp. Malooly corrects Sen. Biden in the newspaper

His Excellency Frances Malooly, the new Bishop of Willmington, Delaware, had an op-ed piece the other day in the News-Journal. This is the diocese of pro-abortion vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE). My emphases and comments.     Catholic Church has … Continue reading

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Is there a correlation?

I think it would be interesting to explore whether there is any overlap in the list of US bishops who have been supportive of Summorum Pontificum on the one hand, and the list of US bishops who have made strong … Continue reading

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Bp. Gracida: Catholics can’t vote for pro-abortion candidates

From a reader about the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas: Catholic Bishop Rene H. Gracida Releases Radio Ad Stating no Catholic can Vote for Barack Obama in Good Conscience MEDIA ADVISORY, October 24 /Christian Newswire/ — Today – perhaps in … Continue reading

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More photos of the Old St. Patrick’s consecration online

The site Kansas Catholic has some great photos of the consecration of Old Saint Patrick this last weekend.  Check it out! Here are a couple teasers.  

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A Sabine view

Just because it’s pretty.

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“Pronto, Vaticano”

Years ago, when I worked in the Vatican and cellphones were not yet an option, placing some calls required you to go through the Vatican switchboard.  So, I can attest to much of the substance of this article. Here is … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers and Penjing update

It is time once again to thank you readers for… well.. several things. First, I repeat my gratitude to those of you who voted for WDTPRS on the Blogger’s Choice Awards.  WDTPRS came in first, as you may recall.  Your … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon responds to some questions about Summorum Pontificum

A kind reader alerted me to a interesting set of responses from His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos to questions about Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum.   The Q&A is, interestingly enough, posted on clerus.va, the website of the Congregation for Clergy.  … Continue reading


Archbp. Naumann: most important issue to Catholics is abortion

A friend alerted me to this from the site of Kansas Liberty: My emphases and comments: Archbishop defends church’s ‘rights and responsibility’ to teach moralsNaumann says most important issue to Catholics is abortion Last week the Roman Catholic archbishop of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a bishop forbid a priest to say Mass ad orientem?

From a priest reader.  This is edited to preserve anonymity.  My emphases: Dear Fr. Z.: I have been transferred to a new assignment.  At that time I determined to celebrate Mass ad orientem.  The bishop has received letters of complaint … Continue reading

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