Monthly Archives: February 2009

PCED: Declaration by SSPX Bp. Williamson: “regret… apologise”

Here is a Declaration from SSPX Bp. Williamson released by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
DECLARATION
The Holy Father and my Superior, Bishop Bernard Fellay, have requested that I reconsider the remarks I made on Swedish television four months ago, because their … Continue reading

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D. Scranton: Bp. Martino challenges the “Diversity Institute” at a Catholic Univ.

Scranton’s Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Joseph Martino keeps firing on all cylinders.   This is in from CNA with my emphases and comments.
Bishop asks university to consider closing Diversity Institute
Scranton, Pa., Feb 26, 2009 / 03:06 am (CNA).- Following controversy … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Discouraged

Patrick Madrid asked me to pass this along:
As you all know, we’re living through some very difficult, even perilous, times. Many people are moving beyond nervous to scared. The next step for some will be a deep discouragement that could … Continue reading

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POLL: ashes

Some people are under the impression that Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation.
It is not. 
Still, the inclination toward a feeling of obligation is laudable.
Lent is a very important season in the yearly cycle of a … Continue reading

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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 anything.
True … 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 see of … 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, Missouri newspaper:
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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 a … Continue reading

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