Daily Archives: 5 February 2009

Bp. Martino (Scranton) to Sen. Casey (D-PA): materially cooperating in abortion

His Excellency Most Reverend, Joseph Martino, Bishop of SCranton, has just published his letter to Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) regarding his vote against the Martinez amendment which would have prevented President Obama from rescinding the Mexico City policy.  Bishop Martino … Continue reading

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Priesternetzwerk for Pope Benedict

The Italian site Messa in latino has an interesting post about a network of German priests, Priesternetzwerk, who support Pope Benedict. They are alarmed at the bad treatment in the German press and the ambiguous attitude of some of their … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: starch and albs

On a lighter and more immediate note: Is it allowed or recommended  to starch an alb? The priest that says the EF Mass for us needs help with the cleaning, mending, etc. of his albs and other liturgical garments. I … Continue reading

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In the matter of Bp. Williamson

Lots of people are talking now along these lines… "Bishop Williamson must change his views or, if there is a reconciliation of the SSPX, he won’t be given an assignment." Folks, inter alia, Williamson was born in 1940.  Do the … Continue reading

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Another problem bishop

Some critics of the Pope are suggesting that the Vatican is open to the hard-liners on the right, but closed and cold to the warm-hearted forward-looking progressive thinkers on the left. The Pope is willing to bend over backward for … Continue reading

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A diocesan paper makes distinctions: liturgical and devotional music

In the official newspaper of the Diocese of Columbus, OH, there is an interesting notice from the Office of Worship. It is a brief piece, and therefore cannot drill to depth, but it is useful nonethess. And the topic couldn’t … Continue reading

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A different “brick by brick” account

A friend sent me this. I think it applies to many spheres of life.  It even applies to our "brick by brick" approach to rebuilding Catholic identity, one little move in obscurity at a time. Mostly, this applies to moms, … Continue reading

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Archbp Burke: “They’re using the Eucharist as a political tool”

This from LifeSite. Vatican Official: Bishops Have no Choice But to Refuse Communion to Pro-Abort PoliticiansBy Hilary White ROME, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke, in an exclusive interview last week, told LifeSiteNews.com that the issue of pro-abortion … Continue reading

Posted in The future and our choices | 68 Comments

Reese piece

The WaPo’s On Faith has a note from Fr. Thomas J Reese, side-lined former editor of America.  For some reason he still in everyone’s Rolodex.  Reese has a comment on Pope Benedict. I am sure you were waiting for it. … Continue reading

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Clerical readers from San Antonio, TX?

Are any there any priest readers of WDTPRS from San Antonio, TX? Drop me a line if you have a moment. Question for you.

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Some random notes on a scan of The Catholic Herald

In the latest number of The Catholic Herald, the best Catholic news weekly in the UK, there are some interesting stories.  I see the online edition, which is really useful! I’ll just do a stream of first impressions about things … Continue reading

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POLL: What computer do you use?

If you are in the USA, you have seen the "Hi, I’m a PC… and I’m a Mac" commercials.  Amusing. You have heard the smug superiority of Mac users. (I guarantee you are going to hear more in the combox!) … Continue reading

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The scapegoating of Card. Castrillon

Time has jumped into the fray, commenting on the lifting of the excommunications of the four… well… let’s be honest… the one SSPX Bishop Williamson. Time’s Rome correspondent hasn’t reported Catholic events and issues concerning traditional expressions of Catholicism with … Continue reading

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