Monthly Archives: January 2009

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 ( beginning this Saturday, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 I suppose … Continue reading

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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.   You might recall that … Continue reading

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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: According to … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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