Daily Archives: 28 December 2008

National Catholic Reporter: undermining your faith yet again

Some years ago I attended in Chicago a meeting of the Catholic Press Association, a left-leaning organization.  Card. George gave a splendid address on the vocation of a Catholic journalist.
His Eminence offered that the role of a Catholic journalist, among … Continue reading

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A recipe for falling away from the Catholic Church

From Insight Scoop:
… brought to you by National "Catholic" Reporter:
1 cup of growing disenchantment 1/2 cup of some pronounced unease3/4 cup of rotting historical illiteracy1 cup of disillusioned with dogmatic bans3 teaspoons of outgrown child childhood fantasies about the Real … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas (1962MR)

What is going on in today’s ….
COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (1962MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo: ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui mereamur bonis operibus abundare.
This Collect survived the surgeons of Bugnini’s Consilium to live … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1 January Mass obligation and SSPX chapel

From a reader:
Does the Mass according to the Traditional calendar for January 1 satisfy the Holy Day obligation for that day?
We are in Belgium and would like to attend a traditional Mass, since the other churches in Belgium are … Continue reading

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Massive Mass in Spain for the Family

From a reader:
I’m a regular reader of your blog who lives in Madrid, Spain.  Today there was an outdoor Mass to commemorate the Feast of the Holy Family, which aimed to draw attention to the importance of the Christian … Continue reading

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Britain from above

Have you seen this?
Amazing photos.

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Boston Globe interviews McBrien

I was alerted to this interesting piece from the Boston Globe.
My emphases and comments.
A talk with The Rev. Richard P. McBrienLife as a theologian, commentator – and lightning rodBy Michael Paulson
December 28, 2008
CATHOLICISM IN AMERICA is riven by internal … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family – (2002MR)

In the Novus Ordo, today is the Feast of the Holy Family.  We are also observing Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.
A liturgical “octave” is an eight day period following and including the feast. In a way, the Church suspends … Continue reading

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