Daily Archives: 17 November 2009

Reminder: POLL ALERT! WaPo, D.C. and Catholic Charities

POLL ALERT! WaPo, D.C. and Catholic Charities

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Thanks for the response!

Thanks for the response to…
PODCAzT 93: 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo

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Liturgical translation drama at the USCCB. Is it finally over?

You have to admire Bp. Trautman.  He kept his powder dry and his plan of attack hidden, saving his very last musket ball for the end.
He raised a motion that the bishops should see the Gray Book of the Antiphons, … Continue reading

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The only thing worse than NOT being talked about…

This comes from the ultra-dissenting fishwrap the National Catholic Reporter.
[Cardinal] George questions role of independent Catholic mediaBishop Trautman says Vatican II liturgical norms being violatedNov. 17, 2009By Jerry Filteau
Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Conference … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

I have been slugging away at articles and listening to the USCCB meeting.
At this point, a glance out the window at a nice day and some visitors at the feeder is in order.
Red-bellied Woodpecker in a typical pose.

I have frequent … Continue reading

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Iraqi Bishop’s Mass for 34th Infantry in Iraq

On the site of the 34th "Red bull" Infantry Division we have a story about an Iraqi bishop celebrating Holy Mass for US troops.
Iraqi Bishop Holds Catholic Mass at COB AdderBy: Sgt. Matthew E. Jones on: Sun Nov. 15, 2009
CONTINGENCY … Continue reading

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USCCB meeting – powerful presentation on priests/abuse

Autopsies are ghastly, but useful.
A riveting report is being delivered by an expert from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Armed with statistics, she hammered seminary formation in the 60’s and 70’s.  An increase in the number of homosexuals … Continue reading

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From VIS:
VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2009 (VIS) – Made public yesterday was a letter from Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. to priests of the Catholic Church in the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The priest turns on the lights for Mass!

From a reader:
At the chapel where I assist at the traditional Mass, the priest turns on all the lights in the room in the morning to read the Missal. I’ve talked to several other people and we have no problem … Continue reading

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I have had some e-mail problems.
First, my Italian e-mail is screwed up.  Go figure.
Second, I have over 700 e-mails in my in box waiting for attention.

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