Monthly Archives: October 2008

“melius vita quae priscos colat”

A tip of the biretta to the Laudator: Seneca, Phaedra 483-485 (tr. John G. Fitch): No other life is more free and blameless,or better cherishes the ancient ways,than that which abandons city walls and loves the forests.non alia magis est … Continue reading

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It happens to every Pope eventually

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For Italian readers: un nuovo Messale “tradizionale”

For you who regularly use Italian or are in Italy. There is a new Messale ordinario tradizionale. Testo latino a fronte. The descriptive blurb: Il Messale perpetuo non solo per i fedeli della Santa Messa Tradizionale detta di San Pio … Continue reading

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Something old and something new at the Sabine feeder

You all know Mr. Chickadee, with his jaunty little black cap.  He is considering his next move as he looks with obvious disapproval at the fare – from just before I went on my eastern journey.  They like the black … Continue reading

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FLASH! Brisbane… again. Jesus isn’t God after all.

UPDATE 30 Oct 08 13:56: The fine canonist Ed Peter’s on his canon law blog digs into the issue of the heretic Fr. Dresser. END UPDATE _____ A concerned reader sent me this story from The Australian.  Read it and … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Preface to the first volume of his Opera Omnia (on liturgy)

The gentlemanly Sandro Magister has provided us with an English translation of the Holy Father’s Preface to his Opera Omnia which is underway. The first volume was, unsurprisingly, his liturgical writings.  As I have been saying, liturgy is at the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: “Pitiful Diatribes on Exterior Forms”

At Catholic Culture there is an interesting piece by Jeff Mirus. My emphases and comments: “Pitiful Diatribes on Exterior Forms” Posted Oct. 27, 2008 1:28 PM by Dr. Jeff Mirus If you argue endlessly about this or that form of … Continue reading

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A transitional “ad orientem” proposal

Over at Standing On My Head Fr. Dwight Longenecker has something to say about saying Mass ad orientem. Let’s have a look with my emphases. Here’s a suggestion and question about the liturgy. I was celebrating Mass on Sunday away … Continue reading

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Bp. Boyea of Lansing, MI corrects pro-abortion Gov. Granholm

The dreadful pro-abortion but "Catholic" Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) is now showing her colors. Apparently, Gov. Granholm is in favor of an embryonic stem-cell research referendum which is on the ballot in Michigan.  This is "Proposal 2".  Proposition … Continue reading

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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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