Daily Archives: 13 March 2009

PODCAzT 81: Benedict XVI’s Letter on SSPX excomms; your voicemail

A fast PODCAzT this time. I am so grateful to the folks who sent the new microphone and the boom.  They really help. In this session I read Pope Benedict’s Letter to Bishops on the lifting of the excommunications of … Continue reading

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Fr. Finigan thanks his supporters in the best way

his Hermeneuticalness posted this notice: Many thanks to all of you who have sent in contributions for vestments for the Sacred Liturgy via Damian Thompson’s Holy Smoke blog, and Fr Zuhlsdorf’s "pound Fr Finigan" campaign on his blog What Does … Continue reading

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J’accuse! L’Osservatore Romano’s editor points a finger, Fr. Z comments

When the wheels come off a train, people get hurt and the capital of an organization is threatened, someone gets blamed.  Someone must pay. The liberals of the secular press and the progressivist element of the Catholic media latched on … Continue reading

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Archbp. Burke on Kathleen Sabelius

This is on the website of Catholic Action for Faith and Family: Archbishop Raymond L. Burke Discusses the Canonical and pastoral Aspects of Archbishop Joseph Naumann’s Public Reprimand of Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Her Nomination as Secretary of Health and … Continue reading

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Card. Ruini on the Holy Father’s Letter- very good

The 14 March number of L’Osservatore Romano is on the stands.  It comes out around 1700 in Rome the day before.  In this issue, the former Vicar of Rome, His Eminence Camillo Card. Ruini, speaks his piece about the Holy … Continue reading

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UK Bishops’ Conference statement-summary of the Pope’s Letter

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued a statement-summary of the Holy Father’s Letter on the SSPX excommunications. Read this and assess whether it is a true statement of the context of the Pope’s Letter. 12/03/2009 Press release Issued … Continue reading

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Connecticut Senate Judiciary Committee: “Death with Dignity” Act

From a reader: After all of the hubbub of this past week, I learned that this morning, the Connecticut Senate Judiciary Committee has raised Senate Bill 1138, or the "Death with Dignity" Act.  The bill is basically an assisted suicide … Continue reading

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POLL: chasubles

While the texts and gestures of Holy Mass are fixed in the official liturgical books, many other elements of the sacred action may be adapted to circumstances, cultures and customs. We have great, though not unlimited, freedom with music, architecture, … Continue reading

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Weigel on the Pope’s Letter: getting it wrong in an important detail

George Weigel has predictably chimed in on the Pope’s Letter about the lifting of the SSPX excommunications.  He wrote on the site of National Review. My emphases and comments. March 12, 2009, 0:00 p.m. Pope Benedict Explains — and ChallengesHis … Continue reading

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South African update

An update on the dust-up in South Africa over the use of the new English translation of the Missale Romanum… this was forwarded to me from a reader.  It is a note by the Secretary General of the South African … Continue reading

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Where you are

I am always fascinated to see the places people are when they visit the blog.  These are not always perfectly accurate, of course.  Sometimes only areas are registered.  Still… I cut out all the "Unknown" and vague entries such as … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to Plenary of the CDWDS

The Holy Father lately addressed the Plenary Meeting of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. The address is on the Vatican website.  However, … a friend sent this: thought you’d be interested. Reports all fail to … Continue reading

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