Daily Archives: 24 September 2009

Cardinal Castrillon’s reaction to Swedish Bp. Arborelius: “calumny”

I don’t have the time and energy to do the translation at the moment, but I thought I would help get this interesting piece from Fides et Forma His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon, former President of the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei … Continue reading

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Wanna read some comments under an NCR post?

I am sure you remember how the NCR instrumentalized an old priest of the Diocese of Kansas City, MO, to attack his bishop… NCR’s bishop… His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn. NCR published a letter from a priest of the … Continue reading

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Unbleached beeswax candles – where to get them?

Our friends over at NLM have a really good entry about sources for unbleached beeswax candles used for Requiem Masses. Here is the post: Sourcing Unbleached Beeswax Altar Candles One of our priestly readers wrote in with the question of … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt (StP/Mpls) on health care reform

In his weekly column on the site of the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese, The Catholic Spirit, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has some observations about health care. My emphases and comments. … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nauman responds to HHS Sec. Sebelius, pro-abortion Catholic

I found this at The Catholic Key: Archbishop Naumann Responds to Sebelius’ WaPo Interview Claim Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down for an interview with the Washington Post. When asked about last year’s request by Kansas City, Kansas … Continue reading

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Espresso: Italian Church imposing discipline on liturgical music [POLL ALERT]

The affliction many people experience each week in church from the music choices and choosers is not limited to the Anglophone world.  You should hear the stuff they play in churches in Italy. You feel like you are drowning in … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s “science czar”: compusory involuntary abortion because of climate change

From WorldNetDaily there are some comments about Pres. Obama’s "Science Czar" John Holdren. Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even … Continue reading

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A report about that TV program in Sweden

From a reader in Sweden about the TV transmission on the SSPX Bp. Williamson thing: A brief report from Sweden regarding the documentary from Sweden, yesterday evening. The documentary "Uppdrag granskning" was mostly a boring failure: very, very little was … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts and books and coffee and cables

First and foremost, I want you all to know that last Monday I said Mass for the intention of benefactors, including those who have been good enough to make donations or send things from the wish list. Therefore, thanks are … Continue reading

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24 Sept: Our Lady of Walsingham

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. The great p.p. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magadalen has this great post: The Wrecks of Walsingham [attributed to Sir Philip Howard] In the wrecks of WalsinghamWhom should … Continue reading

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