Daily Archives: 28 March 2009

The President at Notre Dame and decorum

It seems to me that we should have quite a bit of discussion of this dreadful development.
It would be a really bad idea for protesters to make asses of themselves, or disrupt the actual event at Notre Dame when the … Continue reading

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cardinalatial stuff

If you were a Cardinal of Holy Roman Church before they started hacking away at the cappa magna and eliminating this and that, … say you were Desiré-Félicien-François-Joseph S.R.E. Card. Mercier (+1926), Archbishop of Mechelen, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in … Continue reading

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The world must be peopled!

On an early episode of Battlestar Galactica, the new and embattled president observes that if the human race was going to survive, people better start having babies.
We know that a lot of priests and bishops are rather silent about contraception… … Continue reading

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Card. DiNardo on SSPX excomms and Pres. Obama at UND

His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo has something to say about the lifting of the SSPX excommunications and the visit of President Obama to the University of Notre Dame.
This is in the Texas Catholic Herald.
My emphases and comments.
A Shepherd’s Message
By … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “I forgive” instead of “I absolve”

From a reader:
I have a question about confession, ….  When I went this morning, the priest heard my sins and then said, "I forgive you your sins in the name of…" instead of the usual "I absolve you from your … Continue reading

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SecState Clinton: from O.L. of Guadalupe to Margaret Sanger

From CNA.
My emphases and comments.
Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’
Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an … Continue reading

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Who are modernists?

One of the funniest TV shows I have ever seen is Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister.
Over at Catholic Culture Conservation I was reminded of one of the best commentaries on religious modernists I have ever heard.  It … Continue reading

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Summit on the Church in China

According to the Bollettino, from 30 March – 1 April at the Vatican there will be a summit on important questions concerning the Church in China.
The first session (did we hear much about it?) was 11-12 March, which considered the … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s “interview” with Pres. Obama

From His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, RI, in the 12 Feb 2009 Rhode Island Catholic.
My emphases.      
WITHOUT A DOUBTMy Interview with President Obama
Posted Feb 12, 2009    BY BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
(The following is an … Continue reading

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