Monthly Archives: June 2009

French article on upcoming Ecclesia Dei & SSPX Motu Proprio

On the French language websit Golias there is an interesting article about the upcoming Motu Proprio which will concern the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have time to translate it for you today.  Perhaps some of our French readers … Continue reading

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Liturgical booklets for the Papal Ceremonies for Sts. Peter and Paul

Do you want to see the liturgical "aids", the booklets published for the closing of the Pauline Year and the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul by the Holy See’s office for the papal liturgies? Sunday 28 June Solemnity of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: one confession for many indulgences?

From a reader: The year of St. Paul and the year of the priest overlap by 10 days.  Assuming the other requirements for obtaining the indulgence are met, is only one confession necessary to obtain more than one plenary indulgence? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When is the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal?

The following is a piece from the May-June Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship. It concerns the shifting date of the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal.  People who are interesting in the TLM, the Extraordinary Use … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the CDF and the PCED

This is a season of changes for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. First, let me say that I think His Holiness is trying slowly to restore the CDF to its proper importance. We have seen in recent … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT for St. John the Baptist

Here is a reworking of a post from last year it includes PODCAzT 36. Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the new Martyrologium … Continue reading

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Amerika should have read Charles Curran on subsidiarity

Read my take on Amerika‘s 22 June editorial. Response to America Magazine’s Editorial “Community of Disciples” (22 June 2009) It is a sad state of affairs when America Magazine‘s editors can’t even get "subsidiarity" right.  After all, it is a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: St. John the Baptist and blessings

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z,  Happy Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist!  Again, I want to thank you for all you do and especially for your clear analysis.  I have a question regarding this solemnity.  When … Continue reading

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Feed the Black – Feed the Red

Feed The Black – Feed The Red "tuppence a bag…"

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Annus Sacerdotalis: a website

A website for the Year for Priests: Annus Sacerdotalis. This site is from the Holy See’s Congregation for Clergy.

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CNA: U.S. bishops support for Bishop D’Arcy on Notre Dame

From CNA: U.S. bishops express support for Bishop D’Arcy on Notre Dame Bishop John D’Arcy San Antonio, Texas, Jun 23, 2009 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- The latest gathering of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed “appreciation and support” … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on SSPX ordinations

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters, on his blog In The Light Of The Law, has opined about the illicit ordinations performed by the SSPX. This is timely especially because of the tensions in Germany between the bishops in that conference … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama to appoint new “bioethics commission”

From CNA with my emphases and comments: Obama plan to disband Bioethics Council draws criticism Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2009 / 06:14 am (CNA).- Last week, it was made public that President Obama will disband the President’s Council on Bioethics, … Continue reading

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Killing some time

Waiting for a flight… NYT Crossword … 8 minutes. I almost never do these.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t worked a crossword for very long time.  I usually get hung up with the pop culture references, but this … Continue reading

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Fr. Tim Vakoc – Military Chaplain – RIP

In your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Tim Vakoc, a military chaplain severely wounded in Iraq years ago. He was finally overcome by his wounds. We were in seminary together in St. Paul. The … Continue reading

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