Daily Archives: 14 May 2009

Bp. Campbell (D. Columbus) speak about Notre Dame

On the website of the Diocese of Columbus, His Excellency Most Rev. Frederick F. Campbell has spoken about Notre Dame. The Concern at the University of Notre DameBy The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D.Bishop of Columbus Undoubtedly, you … Continue reading

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Notre Dame’s text for honoring Pres. Obama

From a reader…. what I am assuming is the text prepared by the University of Notre Dame for bestowing an the honor of a doctorate of law on President Obama. "At the 164th Commencement The May Exercises The University of … Continue reading

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Very cool: Henry VIII’s letter to Clement VI requesting annulment

Very interesting. May 12, 2009, 11:42 am Vatican Reveals Letter That Split England From Roman Church By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO The Vatican has opened its Secret Archives, the repository of centuries worth of documents pertaining to the Holy See, to let … Continue reading

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Why we hate squirrels.  

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The next logical step

A great quote: "This is a highly cynical act, contemptuous of the Church’s prophetic voice in civil society and wagering that there will be no retribution.  If a midwestern school seeks attention by granting Mr. Obama an honorary degree in … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in a new-style round parish church

His Holiness is trying to reinvigorate our Catholic identity.  If we don’t have a strong Catholic identity, we cannot shape the world around us according to our vocations.  We will have nothing of value, as Catholics, to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Driving a wedge between less secure Catholics and their bishops

I initially wondered if the White House might not find a last minute emergency which prevented the President from going to Notre Dame.   Now I am more inclined to the idea that this is a great opportunity to drive a … Continue reading

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Sweet Jesus

From a very good site…. He focused particularly on the martyrdom of St John Houghton, Prior of the London Charterhouse, who was cut down from the scaffold while still alive and had his body ripped open. Henry VIII had insisted … Continue reading

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