Daily Archives: 25 February 2009

Not quite articulate

Not quite clean

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Interview with a …. er um…

There is an interview in French in Le Monde with Fr. Hans Küng. I like how he compares Benedict to a Soviet dictator shut up in the Kremlin and compares him to an "integriste" from whom Catholics no longer expect … Continue reading

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Experts at hating

I am not a great fan of SSPX Bp. Williamson, as you know.  Though from time to time he hits one out of the park, his ideas about many things are strange and destructive.  Broken clocks, and all.  I profoundly … Continue reading

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Cardinals promoted

I missed this yesterday. VATICAN CITY, 24 FEB 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father promoted:  – Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, to the order of bishops, assigning him the suburbicarian … Continue reading

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progressivist penance

From The Catholic League: February 25, 2009 Progressives Celebrate Ash Wednesday We thought you’d like to know how progressives view penance.  Here is what Roger Ray had to say about the issue in today’s edition of the News-Leader, a Springfield, … Continue reading

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Dumb article in The Times about Benedict XVI

There is a profoundly silly article by John Follain on the Pope in the last Sunday number of The Times. The writer clearly dislikes this Pope and what he is doing.  From that point of view he couldn’t possibly write … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: ashes for infants

From a priest reader: Dear Father Z. The "mad dash" for ashes has begun here.  A question I have, that you  may know the answer to or at least have an opinion of, is, does it  make sense to impose … Continue reading

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Holy Father at Santa Sabina

The Holy Father has processed from Sant’Anselmo on the Aventine Hill to Santa Sabina for the Station Mass of Ash Wednesday. As I write he is vesting for Mass. It is live on various streams. I have the sermon and … Continue reading

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The Tablet: no dissent allowed

Damian at Holy Smoke reports that The Tablet, after launching bitter personal attacks on Fr. Finigan of The Hermeneutic of Continuity, will not publish a contrasting letter by a once favored contributor, the fine composer James MacMillan. Since The Tablet … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Ash Wednesday

Today’s Roman Station is Santa Sabina. The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost. It is also among the prayers for the 4th day of the 4th … Continue reading

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