Monthly Archives: January 2009

More from Brisbane’s Fr. Kennedy

More from Brisbane on the renegade priest. Fr. Peter Kennedy and St. Mary’s the renegade parish he has distorted.  Check for backgroud here and here and here.
For this last bit of dross, check out Coo-ees from the Cloister.
There is now … Continue reading

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NBC refuses to air CatholicVote.org pro-life ad

I understand that NBC is refusing to air the CatholicVote pro-life ad.
This is in from Free Republic.

According to a Jan. 29 press release from CatholicVote.org, “After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told CatholicVote.org late yesterday that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: prayers of the faithful written by children

From a reader:
Yesterday my husband (who teaches in a Catholic school …) was having a discussion with the principal of his school regarding having the children write the general intentions for the school Masses.  My husband feels strongly that they … Continue reading

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Treviso: More SSPX heat, fanned up by the Italian press

An interesting sideshow has popped up in the Italian press following the circus train about the statements of SSPX Bishop Williamson about Jews in WWII.
In a story in the Tribuna of Treviso, an SSPX priest stationed in Treviso, Italy, is … Continue reading

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Soup and bird baths

Many thanks to the kind person who sent the bird bath, which I had listed on my amazon.com list. Alas, there was no invoice, so I don’t know who sent it. Also, I can’t put it out at this … Continue reading

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Check this out

A reader pointed me to the following from the website of Time.
This is from the White House Photo Blog of Monday 2 June 2008
The Candidates’ Lucky Charms: Barack Obama
Amongst the things that Barack Obama carries for good luck are a … Continue reading

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Archbp. Burke: USCCB document partly to blame for Catholic support of pro-abortion pols

From LifeSite:
Exclusive Interview: Leading Vatican Prelate Says Document of US Bishops Partly to Blame for Election of “Most Pro-Abortion President”
Also says Bishops’ Catholic News Service needs to be given "some new direction"By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
ROME, January 28, 2009 … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Rabbinate backing off threat to sever ties to Holy See

Yesterday I posted a piece about how the rabbinate of Jerusalem was going to cut ties with the Holy See (which would not … immediately at least… affect diplomatic ties with the state of Israel)
This is in from ANSA.

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CDF will recommend a “personal prelature” for traditional Anglicans

I had some interesting news forwarded by many readers.  It is a report from The Record which is getting some focus.
It seems that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recommended that the Traditional Anglican Communion be brought … Continue reading

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Pro-life ad during Super Bowl?

I understand that CatholicVote.org is trying to get it’s pro-life ad broadcast during the Super Bowl.
I think they are looking for donations.

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Israel’s chief rabbinate severs ties with Vatican

I saw this on the wires.
My emphases and comments.
Israel’s chief rabbinate severs Vatican ties      Jan 28 04:04 PM US/EasternBy IAN DEITCHAssociated Press Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s chief rabbinate severed ties with the Vatican on Wednesday to protest a papal … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel attacks Pope over “Holocaust bishop”

If this gets wearisome, stop reading.
Elie Wiesel attacks pope over Holocaust bishop [What a dreadful title]Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:33am EST
By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict has given credence to "the most vulgar aspect of anti-Semitism" by rehabilitating … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict speaks about SSPX during Wednesday Audience

A reader sent me this text from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience today:

 
Before greeting the Italian pilgrims, I still have three announcements.
The first: I have learned with great joy the election of Metropolitan Kirill as new Patriarch of Moscow and … Continue reading

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A raging debate to be settled

Bread and Butter Pickles or Dill
POLL CLOSED
RESULTS
277 Bread and Butter Pickles884 Dill Pickles (including Kosher)1161 – Total
 

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Soften, O Lord, their hearts

From a priest reader:
Something I was thinking about tonight with regard to how we should PRAY for the SSPX:I think we need to pray for all the priests of the Society, for the softening of their hearts, because in order … Continue reading

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Springfield, IL: regular TLM returns

Brick by heavy brick:
 I am happy to report that regular celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass will be returning to Springfield, Illinois. It will be the weekly Saturday (7 a.m.) Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish (www.bsps.org) beginning this Saturday, January … Continue reading

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WSJ: Speaker Pelosi’s (D-CA) “loopy” ideas

The WSJ makes my point.
As I wrote before:

The Social Security system will probably collapse because, as the population ages, not enough people pay into it to support those who will draw from it. 
How many abortions have there … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Bulletin on TLM

I posted the other day about a Mass celebrated by Fr. Gerald Carey at St. Paul’s Church in South Philadelphia.
This is in from a Philadelphia news source The Bulletin.
My emphases and comments.
Past Is Prologue At Latin Mass Event
By Mary Hall, … Continue reading

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Economic stimulus package suddenly less “stimulating”

I read that Pres. Obama has worked to remove from the economic stimulus package the funding for contraception that Catholic Speaker of the House Pelosi (D-CA) was so quick to defend.
Neither Republicans nor Obama have indicated where they may be … Continue reading

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Statement by SSPX Superior about Bp. Williamson’s opinions on Jews in WWII

From the SSPX – the NCR translation from the Italian
Statement of His Excellency Bernard Fellay, Superior of the Fraternity of St. Pius X
We have become aware of an interview released by Bishop Richard Williamson, a member of our Fraternity of … Continue reading

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