Daily Archives: 15 May 2009


Don’t look at these last minute statements of bishops against the decision of Notre Dame as merely "jumping on the bandwagon" or getting in "under the wire".
There is something to timing.
It is good to have some bishops continuing to fire … Continue reading

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What next? Consequences for Notre Dame

Read the statements of His Excellency Archbp. Robert Carlson and His Excellency Bp. Trautman.
Bp. Trautman is an old and skilled warrior of the USCCB, its deliberations and processes.
Archbp. Carlson has finally arrived in a position of real influence in the … Continue reading

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Bp. Trautman on Notre Dame and Pres. Obama

WDTPRS has been hard on the liturgical translation views His Excellent Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie.
Here is his statement on the scandal at Notre Dame.  It is posted on the site of the Diocese of Erie.
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Archbp. Carlson speak about Notre Dame, raises the right questions

From the the site stltoday.com
Carlson assails school’s plan to honor Obama
By Tim TownsendST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH05/15/2009
SAGINAW, MICH. — St. Louis Archbishop-elect Robert Carlson said the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama this weekend puts it at odds … Continue reading

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Cool photo: Space Shuttle Atlantis transiting Sun

Cool photo of the Space Shuttle Atlantis transiting the Sun!
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A Catholic Church on the Tibet/China border

Fascinating post on the blog In The Footsteps of Joseph Rock about a Catholic Church in western China on the Tibet/China border.   Great photos and interesting story.

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New books argues concerning TLM and Communion in the hand, altar girls

A reader alerted me to an article on kreutz.net which deals with Communion in the hand at celebrations of Holy Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, and the employment of altars girls.
I don’t have time to translate it from German … Continue reading

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The feeder feed

It has been a super busy day at the feeder. 
We have seen the usual suspects, that is Team Goldfinch and Team Siskin, as well as the never elusive Chickadee and Nuthatch, sundry Sparrows.  But there are others on view.
Since … Continue reading

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Talking points for the Notre Dame scandal

UPDATE: Slightly revised and corrected.
During a lunch break I saw a segment on a cable news network about the Notre Dame dust up.
There was a representative of Catholic Democrats, a liberal group, soft on abortion, which seeks to politicize … Continue reading

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My rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

An excerpt from an article I wrote for The Wanderer, to which you may subscribe in print and in an online version:
We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of … Continue reading

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Posted in Patristiblogging, SESSIUNCULA, WDTPRS | 34 Comments