Daily Archives: 24 January 2009

WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul

In this Pauline Year, we should pay attention to the prayers for this great Apostle’s feast. Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote for The Wanderer. in honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s news: a Sunnie supper

Last night’s supper was a qualified success. I posted about the line up yesterday, I think. Friends came from far away and so we had a nice meal, a bit fancier than usual. They brought exquisite wine. Including, We used … Continue reading

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Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue

Reactions to Pres. Obama’s decision. Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican officials said Saturday they were disappointed by President Barack Obama’s decision to end a ban on federal funding for international groups that perform abortions … Continue reading

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Pro-life commercial from CatholicVote.org

From Catholic Vote (catholicvote.com becoming catholicvote.org). This is their first commercial.

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FSSP reacts to the lifting of the SSPX excommunications

When the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre decided to consecrate four bishops without the permission of the Holy See back in 1988, some of his priest broke away.  Seeking unity with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, they formed the Priestly … Continue reading

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50th Anniversay of the Convocation of Vatican II

On 25 January 1959 Bl. Pope John XXIII, at the Basilica of St. Paul outside-the-walls, called for a reform of the Code of Canon Law, a Roman synod and … a Council. 50 years ago… tomorrow.

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MISCONCEPTIONS: What the “lifting” of the SSPX excom’s means for people

I am seeing a lot of confusion in the wake of the lifting of the excommunications of the bishops of the SSPX. Let’s get some things clear. VERY LITTLE HAS CHANGED JURIDICALLY except in the status of those four bishops. … Continue reading

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SSPX leader writes to their supporters: new prayer petition

The SSPX has sent out a letter of explanation to their followers. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. Letter of the Superior General of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X Dear faithful, As I announce in … Continue reading

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Bishop Baker’s Birmingham Brick By Brick Building

A nice note came from a reader about the expanded use of the so-called "Benedictine Arrangement" of a versus populum altar, that is, placing the candles in a straight line, three and three, and the Crucifix in the center with … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Fr. Reginald Foster

Fr. Reginald Foster, famous American Carmelite Latinist who works for the Holy See, is still in the hospital, but he is doing much better.  He has visitors who write with the latest news and they sound positive. Fr. Foster was … Continue reading

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Will Pres. Obama lift the “Mexico City language” today?

I had a note from someone with irritating news. I think [Pres.] Obama is going to lift the Mexico City language today, probably around 3 or 4. Classic Clintonesque news dump late on a Friday afternoon.  [It’s called "take out … Continue reading

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Bp. Fellay responds to the Swedish TV re: Bp. Williamson’s interview

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has found a response by Bp. Fellay of the SSPX to the Swedish TV station which broadcast the inflammatory interview with the SSPX bishop Williamson. Click to enlarge. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about the SSPX, Rome, and unity

People of good will can differ on theological points and still remain in unity.  People of good will can attain unity even when they disagree on matters which are by no means clear. The history of the Church’s great Councils … Continue reading

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Feeder Report

It is coooold out there this morning. It is -11F right now, -24C. These low temps tend to bring more birds around. So, the Pine Siskins are back in force!  I haven’t seen them for a while. Though there are … Continue reading

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A French and German bishop react; some comments by Fr. Finigan

His Hermeneuticalness has some interesting news and comments: This morning, the Holy See has communicated the Decree of the Congregation for Bishops which remits, for the four Bishops ordained by Archbishop Lefevbre, the censure of excommunication declared against them on 1 July … Continue reading

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