Daily Archives: 24 January 2009

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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A reaction to the “Lift Off” from North Carolina

A reader from North Carolina sends a note: Dear Friends of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form in North Carolina Below the decree lifting the excommunication of the SSPX bishops.  The is an occasion for rejoicing!  We have prayed for … Continue reading

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Excellent. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.   CONGREGATIO PRO EPISCOPIS By way of a letter of December 15, 2008 addressed to His Eminence Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Mons. Bernard … Continue reading

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