Monthly Archives: January 2009

Soooo thirstyyyy

The road is long and dusty. You are parched… or you just fancy a sip of something. POLL CLOSED Which refreshing beverage do you prefer? Water (still or sparkling) (43%, 775 Votes) Adult Beverage (includes Irish Coffee & Long Island … Continue reading

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EWTN picks up the ball on the CatholicVote.org pro-life ad

Patrick Madrid caught that EWTN will air the CatholicVote.org pro-life ad which NBC refused. Irondale, AL (EWTN) – See the pro-life commercial NBC refused to air during the Super Bowl on EWTN Global Catholic Network this Sunday Feb. 1, beginning … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

John Allen’s take on the SSPX excommunications

Check John Allen’s piece on the SSPX thing going on. My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. is, of course, the fair-minded columnist for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter. Let’s look, with my emphases and comments. In the … Continue reading

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A lighter moment

And oldie but a goodie from Creative Minority Report… just to lighten things up a bit.

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Vatican to Visit U.S. Women Religious Institutes

The excellent blog of the diocesan newspaper of Kansas City, MO, The Catholic Key has an interesting piece. You remember the Apostolic visitation of seminaries? Vatican to Visit U.S. Women Religious Institutes Breaking. Just came across my desk. More to … Continue reading

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“All the wishing in the world…”

Thanks to Fr. ER of Orthometer for this! Spurred by this.

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The Tablet on Rome and the SSPX – revealing their true fears

From Robert Micken’s of the far-left leaning English weekly, The Tablet. My emphases and comments. Benedict’s high risk strategy Benedict XVI and the Lefebvrists 31 January 2009 Robert Mickens The Pope has described it as an act of paternal mercy. … Continue reading

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S. African Jesuit argues against the new liturgical translation

A reader alerted me to the following from Jesuit magazine America, which I share with my emphases and comments. The Good WordA Blog on Scripture and Preaching South Africa & Liturgical ChangePosted at: 2009-01-27 11:08:00.0Author: Chris Chatteris, S.J. In many … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 29 Comments

Need another reason to reconcile the TAC and SSPX?

A reader alerted me to this from The Telegraph. Priests [not] stage fashion show The latest fashions among the clergy were on display in Devon as local priests [not] swapped pulpits for the catwalk. Last Updated: 1:40PM GMT 30 Jan … Continue reading

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Bp. Williamson’s health – UPDATED

UPDATE: 23:35 GMT Some people have freaked out that I posted some fairly well-founded reports that Bp. Williamson was perhaps gravely ill.  I clearly stated where I got the reports and I what my motives were. If his health is … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Williamson mans up

From the always vigilant Rorate this is the apology sent be SSPX Bp. Williamson to His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos, President of the P.Comm. Ecclesia Dei.  It was written to 28 January 2009. Apology Letter of Bishop Richard Williamson … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA | 85 Comments

A good day

Now we must all pray that in the near future men of good will can work out differences with humility and charity towards each other.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 20 Comments

For when it actually happens?

I’m chillin’ the Widow!

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 31 Comments

I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a poll response today

Some say the burger is the perfect food group. So what’s it gonna be? A hamburger?  A cheeseburger? Of course, you can add all sorts of other things, such as lettuce or tomato, or a smear of mustard or mayo. … Continue reading

Posted in POLLS | 84 Comments

The Remnant: SSPX reconciliation by 2 February?

The traditional Catholic paper The Remnant has a piece by a frequent comment writer here, Brian Mershon, about a possible reconciliation of the SSPX with Rome perhaps by Candlemas, 2 February. I will not parse Mershon’s whole piece, for it … Continue reading

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