Monthly Archives: January 2009

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.
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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.

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For when it actually happens?

I’m chillin’ the Widow!

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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.
Call it a "California" … Continue reading

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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 is … Continue reading

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Are pro-lifers falling into the FOCA Trap?

I received this very interesting note from a staffer of a US Congressman whom I will not identify for obvious reasons.  I have his permission to share this:
My emphases
Fr. Z:
As a Congressional staffer, I am extremely concerned that we pro-lifers … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon: Bp. Fellay recognized Vatican II

The johnny-on-the-spot site Rorate has two good pieces you would do well to look at.
First, there is an entry called Cardinal Castrillón: Relevant declarations to Corriere della Sera   Also check Corriere.
Here is a salient point or two:
The Holy See did … Continue reading

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Dissenter Leonardo Boff against Pope Benedict on SSPX

And now… another dog bites man story from a washed up dissenter.
This is in from ANSA:
Liberation theologian and dissenter Leonardo Boff has determined that the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops was a mistake.
It is obviously part … Continue reading

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A good note from Alcuin Reid on the SSPX development

Several alert readers have sent me the following which I finally tracked down to our friends at NLM.  Go check them out and spike their stats.
The piece says it is from The Catholic Herald, the best Catholic paper in the … Continue reading

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An interesting notion

As I have been writing again and again, people of good will can disagree on really hard questions rising from the Council’s documents on points that are not clear.  We can argue about how to approach ecumenism or religious liberty.
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