Monthly Archives: April 2009

Dere go da judge…

So… Souter first?

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PODCAzT 84: St. Pius V and Quo primum

On this feast of St. Pope Pius V (+1572) I drill into one of his most famous acts as Roman Pontiff.  Today we look into and listen to his Apostolic Constitution Quo primum, by which he promulgated the editio princeps … Continue reading

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Ali Acga In Come Free

Many less predictable things have happened. I don’t know who wrote/translated this, for the English is not without its problems. This is from CathNews. Agca says he is now a CatholicPublished: April 30, 2009 In a letter written from a … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s intentions for May

Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for May is: "That the laity and the Christian communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations." His mission intention is: "That the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord for the … Continue reading

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Mexico City: Procession against the epidemic

From a reader in Mexico, a followup on the question about reception of Communion during an epidemic: I would like to start by saying thanks for the answer you gave me about Communion in time of epidemics and also specially … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle

Have you ever put a message in a bottle and thrown it into the ocean?  Buried it to be retrieved later?  Or not? Message in a bottle from the HolocaustOn September 9, 1944 seven young men buried a message in … Continue reading

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Deplorable “Catholic Democrats” deplore Amb. Glendon

I am all for an identifiable Catholic presence in the public square. That said, this group is becoming more and more divisive: Catholic Democrats. Here is their latest defense of Notre Shame, which involves the denigration of Amb. Mary Ann … Continue reading

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Lacking only feathers sticking from his mouth….

From The Black Biretta, the blog of Fr. Trigilio:   Tiberius (Gaius Claudius Nero Caesar) on his imperial throne looking at Fr. Z’s scrumptious aviary friends

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Bp. Tobin speaks powerfully about unnatural marriage

His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has something to say in the Rhode Island Catholic. The usual methods of social re-engineering include what I call "creeping incrementalism".  You start slowly, not trying to attain everything you aim … Continue reading

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Priest forgives suspect in confessional stabbing

From CNN. Priest forgives suspect in confessional stabbing By Rich PhillipsCNN Senior Producer VERO BEACH, Florida (CNN) — The Rev. Michael Massaro says he has a few aches and pains, but a good night’s sleep has done him some good … Continue reading

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