Daily Archives: 19 February 2009

Some recent posts and other stuff

Some recent entries: A fictional dialogue Fr. Kennedy of Brisbane: See ya! BBC: SSPX Bp. Williamson expelled from Argentina Exercises in intimidation: The Tablet attacks Fr. Finigan Attack on the Pope by a group of European “rupture” theologians TIME: Catholics … Continue reading

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Cold outside – hot inside

A shot from the morning view of the chapel at sunrise. Cold outside. But it is sure warm inside, as this jar of Chinese hot pepper oil suggests!

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A fictional dialogue

Sandro Magister has posted a marvelous fictional dialogue… and more. Go check it out. In the meantime, enjoy this with my emphases and comments: The text that follows is not a review of the book "Who’s afraid of Vatican II?" … Continue reading

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Online petition that Communion be withheld from pro-abortion pols.

The excellent canon law blog of Edward Peters, In the Light of the Law, there is an interesting post about a … well… read it. Be sure to go to the site and look at comments and the rest. Spike … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this up!

I was alerted to the following ironic tidbit. The embattled auxiliary bishop-elect of Linz was assigned the same titular diocese as that which was held by the late Archbishop Jean Jadot. Zuri(Titular See) Zuitanus Past and Present Ordinaries     * … Continue reading

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Fr. Kennedy of Brisbane: See ya!

You know about the weird dissident Fr. Kennedy in Brisbane, who baptizes invalidly and doesn’t believe in the resurrection of Christ. Now this. Finally… finally… Priest fired for unholy communion Cosima Marriner February 20, 2009   THE first Australian priest … Continue reading

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Mariawald Abbey: transition to TLM

From a reader: You might be interested in the fact that, starting next monday, the Trappist abbey of Mariawald, Germany, will begin the transition to the usus antiquor. As can be seen here, daily Holy Mass in the "Tridentine Rite" … Continue reading

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BBC: SSPX Bp. Williamson expelled from Argentina

From BBC NEWS: Argentina expels Holocaust bishop [What a nasty headline] Argentina has ordered an ultra-traditionalist British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion. The Interior Ministry said Richard Williamson had been told he had … Continue reading

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Sides being chosen

Two German Cardinals have spoke up in defense of Pope Benedict against the criticisms from bishops in Germany over the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops. First, Walter Card. Kasper spoke bluntly with Vatican Radio about the anti-Roman … Continue reading

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Exercises in intimidation: The Tablet attacks Fr. Finigan

UPDATE 2356 GMT 23 Feb. The Tablet attempts to silence Fr. Finigan’s response.__________________ UPDATE: 2014 GMT 19 Feb: His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan responds. __________________ I mentioned a while back that the UK’s ultra-leftist weekly, nicknamed "the bitter Pill", but regularly … Continue reading

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Attack on the Pope by a group of European “rupture” theologians

A regular reader/commenter sent the following blurb from the "European Society for Catholic Theology". Have you ever heard of this group?   Has anyone? My interlocutor begins with a dry observation. Joke of the day: "As Catholic theologians working in the … Continue reading

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TIME: Catholics are worked up for nothing about FOCA

The dreadful Time has a piece about FOCA My emphases and comments. The Catholic Crusade Against a Mythical Abortion Bill By Amy Sullivan / Washington Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 The U.S. Catholic Church’s crusade [NB: when liberals use the word … Continue reading

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Scranton: Bp. Martino digs in about pro-abortion Catholic politicians

The Times-Tribune.com of Scranton, PA.   The Bishop of Scranton, His Excellency  Joseph F. Martino, whom we have written of before, has really anted up. My emphases and comments. Bishop warns Irish planners in Scranton BY LAURA LEGERESTAFF WRITER Published: Thursday, … Continue reading

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Finally an account of the meeting of Pope Benedict and Speaker Pelosi… sort of…

The site of National Review has a great account of Wednesday’s conversation between pro-abortion Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The CornerWednesday, February 18, 2009 Speaker in Rome   [NRO Staff] This just in: … Continue reading

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