Monthly Archives: January 2009

What does “neocon” really say?

On this blog we are seeing certain labels tossed around like wind-swirled liter in the corner of a carpark.
We need clear civil discussion about what is meant in the secular context and the ecclesial context by
neo-con
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CNA: Prof. Kmiec thinks he’s on the short list for the Vatican

Prof. Doug Kmiec, who recently published in Commonweal a rambling 3000+ word apologia pro se cvm jeremiad against right-wing vemon spewing bloggers, is running for office… the appointed office of Ambassador to the Holy See.  
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Ed Peters: Why the original SSPX excommunications were valid

In another entry I posted some material taken from a media brochure issued by the SSPX with their claims about why the excommunications of the SSPX bishops in 1998 were never validly incurred/imposed.
Here is the relevant section:

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Wiegel on the SSPX excommunications

UPDATED: 1751 GMT
I found this in Newsweek:
My emphases and comments.
Rome’s Reconciliation
Did the Pope heal, or deepen, the Lefebvrist schism?  By George Weigel | Newsweek Web ExclusiveJan 26, 2009
[He starts with a question that I have tried to get through to … Continue reading

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SSPX media brochure about the lifting of the excommunications

Have you see the media brochure released by the SSPX about the lifting of the excommunications?
Here are some lines, but you can see it yourself.

Some facts about the 1988 excommunications
In this new atmosphere, we have the firm hope to … Continue reading

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Fr. Finigan makes some observations

His Hermeneuticalness has a good post on the anti-Pope reaction after the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Williamson, who has made galactically imprudent statements about the killing of Jews in WWII.

Clearly not everyone at the Vatican is happy. … Continue reading

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Philadelphia: Conversion of Paul at St. Paul’s

In the Brick by Brick Department today, a reader sent that…
Father Gerald P. Carey, pastor of St. Paul Parish, celebrated a Missa Cantata yesterday, January 25th in St. Paul Church.  It was for the Feast of the Conversion of St. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How long must we fast before Communion in a TLM?

From a reader:
When [receiving Holy Communion] in the Extraordinary Form Mass is one required to observe the older fast (as opposed to the 1 hour fast required for the OF)? 
If so, how many hours of fasting is required?
 
No.  You … Continue reading

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Fr. Z agrees with Bishop Fellay’s comments in an interview

Our Johnny-On-The-Spot friends at Rorate have an English version of an interview with SSPX Bishop and Superior Bernard Fellay.  Here is a part. 
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Ironic, yes, but significant

I don’t have the Italian yet, but it seems that the editor of the Holy See’s L’Osservatore Romano,  believes that the Holy Father lifted the excommunications of the SSPX bishops not just because of the context of the Week for … Continue reading

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A priest writes: “let’s hang up the ‘old Mass'”

When bishops, priests pr seminarians write I will always do my best to hide their identity, unless they specifically say it is okay to use their name.
From a priest:
Greetings from ___. I just thought I’d drop a note about … Continue reading

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More anti-baby talk from Speaker Pelosi (D-CA)

The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pro-abortion and she says she is Catholic. 
Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco, where her district is, was going to have a chat with her about that, but we haven’t heard much … Continue reading

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UK: 20-23 April – TLM Training Course for Priests

From a reader in the UK:
LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Ushaw College, Durham.
The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales (LMS) is organising a residential … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Williamson comments on the lifting of the excomm’s.

The SSPX’s Bishop Williamson responds to the lifting of the excommunication.
Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.

The "Re-Incommunication"  [Does this seem a little flippant?  I don’t think this would be my headline after my excommunication was lifted by … Continue reading

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Cleveland newspaper on Vatican II and TLM

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.
 

Vatican II reforms set in motion 50 years ago with Pope John XXIII’s edictMichael O’Malley The Plain Dealer
Before Vatican II, a priest celebrated Mass in Latin, facing the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How many times may I receive Communion in a day?

A reader in a comment under another entry asked a question about reception of Holy Communion.
Can [you] communicate twice if one Mass is 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the second one is Conversion of St. Paul.
 
Yes.
For Latins the 1983 … Continue reading

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Sunday 25 Jan: What happened in your parish?

What happened in your parishes today?
If you go to a Holy Mass using the Novus Ordo, did you observe the Conversion of St. Paul today?
If you go to a TLM, did you use the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany or the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS VOICEMAIL REVIVED

I had a couple donations from the donation button which have allowed me to revive the WDTPRS voicemail telephone numbers!
I had allowed them to lapse.
They are now living again, ad experimentum (that is, according to the donations… this … Continue reading

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A note of thanks for thanks

I have received many "thank you notes" via e-mail from readers for my comments on the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops.
You are welcome.  I add only that I do not speak for the Holy See.  I only … Continue reading

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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 rapid … Continue reading

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