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. 
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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 bishops … 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 would … 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 math.
He won’t … 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 Bishop … 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 be a … 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, the real … 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 politicians continuing … Continue reading

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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.
Benedict … 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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