Monthly Archives: October 2009

USA – change your clocks

Spring forward… fall back.

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Vatican Press Office issues clarification on Anglicans and celibacy

From the site of Holy See Press Office:
CLARIFICATION BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE, FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI, S.I., ON SPECULATIONS ABOUT THE CELIBACY ISSUE IN THE ANNOUNCED APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION REGARDING PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICAN ENTERING INTO FULL … Continue reading

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Harmony in marble

From time to time it is good to visit a well provided museum. This morning I am at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
In the atrium of the old building is one of the best pieces in the collection. … Continue reading

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The work so far

Be sure to check out the progress in the works at St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton where the great Fr. Blake is p.p.

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WAKE UP! An American Archbishop stands up in the public square

WAKE UP!
As I posted elsewhere, the USCCB is working to mobilize some 19,000 parishes nationwide to voice concerns about health care reform and potential funding of abortion or exclusion of conscience clauses.
The USCCB has developed materials for parish bulletins, including … Continue reading

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What oath do Members of Congress take?

I heard a claim on a TV show tonight that made my antennae perk up.   A Democrat member of the House of Representatives made the claim that she took an oath to represent the best interests of the people in … Continue reading

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US Bishops declare war

I posted on this HERE.
From CNA:
Bishops’ campaign declares war on abortion funding in health care
Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2009 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling on Catholics nationwide “to prevent healthcare reform from … Continue reading

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This week’s The Catholic Herald: “Is the SSPX right about the liturgy?”

The UKS’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has a some interesting bits this week.
Check out feisty Stuart Reid’s Charterhouse in which your humble correspondent is mentioned.
The persistent Anna Arco is always good.
There is a piece about why Catholics can’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: sending information for the Visitation of Women Religious

A priest reader of WDTPRS writes asking:
Dear Fr. Z,   How can we get our experience of heterodox sisters to the congregation rightly investigating these women?
The best way I can think of is to write directly to the one … Continue reading

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TO ARMS WDTPRSers! USCCB Bulletin Insert

The USCCB has issued a bulletin insert for use in parishes.
USCCB NATIONWIDE BULLETIN INSERT
Tell Congress: Remove Abortion Funding & Mandates from Needed Health Care Reform
Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation on the House and Senate floors.
I warmly … Continue reading

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