Daily Archives: 20 October 2009

Richard Dawkins interviewed by Hugh Hewitt

Did any of you hear Richard Dawkins on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show tonight? It was interesting to hear Hewitt, the lawyer, pick Dawkins apart on the level of his reasoning and evidence.  In any event, I found Dawkin’s argument against … Continue reading

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A prayer request for a Marine and family

I would like to ask your prayers for an intention.  I received this e-mail from a couple I have known for some years. I baptized one of their children.  This is from a mother of three whose husband, a Marine … Continue reading

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Some video of pressers in Rome and England

I was pleased to see that His Hermeneuticalness picked up on a couple videos posted on Youtube. One is a blurb from the Vatican’s TV service about the presser in Rome.  Note that the Vatican’s announcer mispronounced Card. Levada’s name.  … Continue reading

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Just a note of thanks to readers who have made donations lately, especially for the bird feeding fund. I was able to stock up a bit on some feed during a sale and also get a little feeder for the … Continue reading

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A canonist on the Anglican provisions

About the new provisions, ordinariates, for Anglicans… we can always benefit from the thoughts of distinguished canonist Ed Peters: Keep in mind as you think about this provision for Anglicans that the Holy See and the SSPX will soon begin … Continue reading

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US Anglican reacts

From a highly placed Anglican/Episcopalian in the USA, I think in the orthodox Anglican Church in North America: I am not familiar with all the various groups of Anglicans out there, I’m afraid.   October 20, 2009 We rejoice that … Continue reading

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The USCCB reacts to the new Anglican situation

From the website of the USCCB comes a statement of the Conference President, His Eminence Francis Card. George of Chicago. WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the … Continue reading

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Statement of rep of Traditional Anglican Communion

The rep of the TAC or Traditional Anglican Communion has a statement about the news from Rome about the ordinariates for Anglicans who want unity with the Catholic Church. With the help of VirtueOnline we read this with my emphases … Continue reading

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Women religious in Asia/Oceania support “beleaguered” U.S. sisters

Here’s a funny one from the ulta-lefty over-the-top dissenting National Catholic Reporter. My emphases and comments. Asia, Oceania women religious offer support to beleaguered U.S. sistersStatement represents a step in global women religious unityOct. 20, 2009By Thomas C. Fox SAMPHRAN, THAILAND … Continue reading

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Point for consideration

While the Holy See is holding the towels and disinfectant on the banks of the Tiber, – imagine swimming that river! brrrrr – it remains to be seen just how many will swim. There are lots of issues to consider. … Continue reading

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NCR twits on Twitter over Anglican Ordinariates

I had to laugh at the spin the ultra-lefty dissenting National Catholic Reporter gave to the Anglican Ordinariate story via a "tweet" on Twitter Pope okays new structures to absorb disgruntled Anglican conservatives This isn’t a tweet, it’s a twit! … Continue reading

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The weight of this sad time we must obey

Some time ago I had to call my phone provider to find out international roaming rates for my phone when in Italy. The person on the other end of the call explained to me that my phone would work (not … Continue reading

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Joint Statement of Archbps. Nichols (Catholic) and Williams (Anglican)

The doors to the Church are always open to those wishing to enter.  Now there is not only a door open to Anglicans, but also a house full of furniture. The Holy Father will establish ordinariates for Anglicans who wish … Continue reading

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Anglicans desiring unity will have “ordinariates”

Today the Prefect of the CDF, Card. Levada, and the Secretary of the CDW, Archbp. DiNoia, were available in a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office. The Pope is issuing an Apostolic Constitution to create personal ordinariates for … Continue reading

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