Daily Archives: 11 May 2009

Chief Islamic Judge of Palestinian Authority attacks Israel & Benedict XVI walks out

I imagined something would happen to create tension.
No surprise that something controversial would happen during the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land, right?
This is in from the Jerusalem Post.
Sheikh attacks Israel, pope walks out
Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority, … Continue reading

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A nice response to a call for your good news

Someone sent a photo of her son receiving 1st Holy Communion.

The world keeps turning and we must keep turning toward the Lord.

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“Revisiting the Novus Ordo”

On his blog Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, Philip Blosser offers the following interesting commentary.   You should definitely go over there and read the comments that follow, but this is worthy of discussion here. 
My emphases and comments.
Revisiting the Novus … Continue reading

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John Allen on the Pope in Israel

My friend John L. Allen, Jr, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded correspondent for the dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a report with reflections on the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land.
My emphases and comments.
Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel
Especially in light of the … Continue reading

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Prominent rabbi urges Pope to say Jews need not convert

Here is an interesting piece from Catholic Culture.
My emphases.
Prominent rabbi urges Pope to say Jews need not convertMay 11, 2009
The co-chairman of the Bilateral Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See is urging Pope Benedict to … Continue reading

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The struggle over the Secretary

The fine Italian language blog Rinascimento Sacro has an interesting post (my translation).
Canizares: either Ranjith or a BenedictineAndrea Tornielli
The illness of the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Card. Canizares, now well overcome, caused the delay of the publication … Continue reading

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How many bishops have publicly objected to Notre Dame?

Here is a list, thanks to Sober Inebriation
70 Bishops so far
1. Bishop John D’Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend2. Cardinal Francis George, Chicago3. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Galveston-Houston4. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee (–> NYC)5. Archbishop John Nienstedt, St. Paul-Minneapolis6. Archbishop Eusebius Beltran, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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CNA: English-speaking conference in Rome for ‘Year for Priests’

From CNA:
English-speaking priests called to Rome for ‘Year for the Priests’ seminar
Harrisburg, Pa., May 10, 2009 / 08:41 pm (CNA).- In honor of the 223rd birthday of St. John Vianney, two of the largest English-speaking associations for parish priests and … Continue reading

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