Daily Archives: 3 July 2009

Sr. Joan’s precious insights on the upcoming encyclical

On the site of the ultra-liberal dissenting NCR Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB shared her precious insights on the text of the Holy Father’s encyclical, about which she can know really very little.
I won’t tire you with the whole sad thing, … Continue reading

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“What was missing was the crunching of popcorn and peanuts in the pews.”

From a reader:
I’m sure this has been discussed to death (as has holding hands during the Our Father, whether it should be done or not, etc) but I was wondering about reverence for the Mass.  Or even reverence before, during … Continue reading

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA, The future and our choices | 56 Comments

Back in the day… forbidden books and seminarians

A good story from Stella Borealis, a blog which focuses on matters churchy in my native place and surrounding territories.
This tells the tale of one of the most amazing used book stores I know and a certain (present Archbishop … Continue reading

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S. Philly – regular TLM at St. Paul’s

Excellent news for Philadelphians:
Starting October 25, 2009 St. Paul Church in South Philadelphia, PA. will offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form,  a Missa Cantata, every Sunday at Noon. 
Father Gerald P. Carey, pastor of St. Paul’s,  made the surprise announcement … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon makes some comments

Our friends at Rorate have an excerpt of an interview His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos, Pres. of the PCED, gave to El Tiempo.
Here is … well… an excerpt of the excerpt…
We enter in medias res when the … Continue reading

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The fruits of presidential “common ground” and “dialogue”

So now we begin to see the fruits of "common ground" and "dialogue" between the Obama Administration and the Catholic Church on the abortion issue.
From the indispensable C-Fam:
Obama Administration Calls for Universal Access to Abortion at UN Meeting
By Samantha Singson
Obama … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, SESSIUNCULA | 17 Comments

Cong. of Causes of Saints approves Newman miracle

I am sure you have seen the news about the new decrees for beatification.
From the Bolletino:
PROMULGAZIONE DI DECRETI DELLA CONGREGAZIONE DELLE CAUSE DEI SANTI

Oggi, 3 luglio 2009, il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha ricevuto in Udienza … Continue reading

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