Monthly Archives: March 2009

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 … 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.  … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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What priests should do in the face of the floods

CNA has this story: Record flood causes Catholic Charities North Dakota to call on priests Fargo, N.D., Mar 27, 2009 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- Flooding has reached ‘code red’ status in parts of Fargo as river levels eclipse a 1897 … Continue reading

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NCR: Former Vatican ambassador thinks bishops shouldn’t speak out

From the utra-dissenting National Catholic Reporter… an editorial.  My emphases and comments: Politicizing Communion harms interests of the churchMar. 26, 2009By THOMAS PATRICK MELADY It was only a few decades ago that no one questioned a fellow Catholic’s decision either … Continue reading

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The Lancet suggests that the Pope is a liar

There was an editorial in The Lancet about the Pope’s remarks on Africa, AIDS and condoms. My emphases and comments. Editorial The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9669, Page 1054, 28 March 2009 Redemption for the Pope? The Lancet   The … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross: J. Card. Ratzinger & St. Alphonsus Liguori

It’s Friday in Lent I have two audio projects of readings of the Stations of the Cross The Way of the Cross – Joseph Ratzinger (Good Friday – 2005) Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori (voice and with … Continue reading

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USCCB Newsletter from Committee on Divine Worship

The new issue of the Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship is out. Two articles are of greater interest to WDTPRSers. First, there is "Now is the Time for Catechesis on the Roman Missal".  We must prepare for … Continue reading

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TLMs are not hard for the young… on the contrary

We all know… especially the liberals know… that the young take to the TLM like little ducks to water. It is amazing how quickly boys can learn the Latin responses with some coaching and a good example.  They like serving … Continue reading

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Morse SMS

I think there should be an app for creating and sending SMSs on an iPhone using Morse code so that they will still be text when the other person gets them. Someone should clasp this Morse idea to their bosom … Continue reading

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Reform of royal succession

Apparently there has been some discussion of reform of royal succession in England.

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Books we should have read

What books do you think absolutely must be read, preferably before graduating from High School, or at least college… or before death? Maybe I can eventually turn this into a POLL.  I will start with some books as they occur … Continue reading

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The seeds of our destruction

Does the weather ever affect your plans? That picnic or ballgame was ruined because an unexpected squall surprised you.  A snow storm was worse than predicted and you had problems getting around.  Hurricane?  People went to the stores and hoarded … Continue reading

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Is the Obama Administration pressuring the Holy See to slience Archbp. Burke?

I found this on The Catholic Thing.   Context: Archbp. Burke recently made clear statements in an interview about pro-abortion Catholic politicians and Holy Communion. It is written by Austin Ruse, "President of the New York and Washington, D.C.-based Catholic Family … Continue reading

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