Daily Archives: 8 July 2009


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Why does Pope Benedict talk about Humanae vitae in the new encyclical?

In Caritas in veritate there is a reference to Humanae vitae. Remember that the Pope is addressing himself ad intra and ad extra, to the Church herself and to the world at large. 15. Two further documents by Paul VI … Continue reading

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Canadian Non-Catholic PM and a consecrated Host

Biretta tip  o{]:¬)   to Lifesite for what follows. First, watch the video (not from Lifesite):

Canadian Non-Catholic PM Says he Did Consume Communion after Offered, Will Meet Pope Saturday By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime … Continue reading

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John L. Allen of NCR on the restructuring of the PCED

My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, normally fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the dissenting National Catholic Reporter has an article on the restructuring of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: words for the Precious Blood twice, none for the Body

From a reader: This Sunday, … at the time of the Consecration, the priest accidentally used the words of consecration for the Cup both when he was holding the Cup and when he was holding the Host. He never said … Continue reading

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A note bout PCED Sec. Msgr. Camille Perl

I implore you, fellow writers… if you are going to write about the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei and its Secretary Msgr. Camille Perl, get a fact straight. The National Catholic Reporter, in its own "wishful thinking" article (which I will … Continue reading

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The Next Logical Step: the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” RESTRUCTURED

Because of the good progress of the last few years with the SSPX, His Holiness has now taken the next, logical step. Pope Benedict has now implemented what he said he would do concerning the ad hoc Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia … Continue reading

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Fr. Z with Al Kresta today

FWIW… I should be on Al Kresta’s radio program today at 3:40 EDT.

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CNA: Maltese editor on Kmiec’s proposed ambassadorship: “somewhat of a poisoned chalice”

With my emphases and comments, this from CNA: Maltese newspaper editor comments on Kmiec’s proposed ambassadorship Valletta, Malta, Jul 8, 2009 / 12:14 am (CNA).- The editor of a Malta newspaper has commented on President Barack Obama’s choice of Prof. … Continue reading

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