Monthly Archives: October 2009

I really need some good news

Have any really good news?   Graces in your life?

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Reason #74659 for the Apostolic Visitation of US Women Religious

Here is an interesting piece from LifeSite News. Nun Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escort in IllinoisSr. Quinn’s prioress said in an email response to LSN that the nun sees her volunteer activity as "accompanying women who are verbally abused by … Continue reading

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Wherein Bp. Trautman runs down new translation and Fr. Z responds

In the Catholic Review of the Archdiocese of Baltimore comes this CNS story. On 22 October His Excellency Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, gave a talk at Catholic University of American in which he ran down the … Continue reading

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Since I last looked…

I have 365 e-mails waiting. That is light. On week days it is closer to 800. Please understand if I don’t repond right away… or ever. Please?

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An Anglican asks why Catholic bishops fear the Traditional Latin Mass

From The Telegraph comes this piece by a retired British diplomat who spent most of his career in China and Germany. He is an active member of the Labour Party. My emphases and comments: Tim Collard As an Anglican, I … Continue reading

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The Nuns’ Story?

I predicted that the left would go into a grand mal twit. Today’s number of Hell’s Bible has the perfect example.  The New York Times continues to showcase Maureen Dowd, whom I stopped reading a long time ago.  But several … Continue reading

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“The Anglican experiment is over.”

I once knew limerick, a clean limerick that began something like… There was once Bishop of Chichester,who three times repeated things, which is ter… I don’t remember the rest. But I did find this interesting from the Telegraph with my … Continue reading

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South Caroliana Episcopalians split, sort of, from national church

From AP: My emphases and comments: SC Episcopalians to distance from national church MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — The Diocese of South Carolina voted Saturday to distance itself but not completely split from the national Episcopal Church because of church … Continue reading

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Too often today we hear that emptiest of phrases: "I’m here for you."   That is nearly never true … until it is.  And it is in this. Special and subtle it started with the image of a man’s shoes dancing… … Continue reading

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PODCAzT REMINDER: a hymn for Christ the King dissected

I dissected a hymn to Christ the King in PODCAzT 74.

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PRAYERCAzT REMINDER: Christ the King (1962MR)

For those priests who may be called on tomorrow to sing the Mass for the Feast of Christ the King (the Last Sunday in October in the older, traditional Roman Calendar), there is a PRAYERCAzT available.

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Card. Turkson replaces Card. Martino

I am sure you heard, but Card. Turkson has replaced Card. Martino at the Pont. Council for Justice and Peace. In a rather unusual move, the Holy Father announced this viva voce at a lunch for the members of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (1962 Missale Romanum)

From my weekly column in The Wanderer: What Does the Prayer Really Say?  Last Sunday in October – Christ the King (1962 Missale Romanum) […] Each year Holy Church presents to us the history of salvation, from Creation to the … Continue reading

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liberal LCWR sisters are lawyering-up

From a reader: I just wanted to pass onto you this tip I received about the Apostolic Visitation of U.S. Women Religious.  The second part of the questionnaire sent by Mother Clare Millea to superiors general of the American women … Continue reading

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A “back door ecumenical gesture”

There is a very instructive article in The Times about the Anglican Provision. In their latest meetings the Anglicans made no serious provisions for Anglican traditionalists. There is an interesting parallel here for Rome and the SSPX years ago.  With … Continue reading

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