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- TonyO: Scapegoati ng gay bishops, priests and seminarian is not going to help, it’s going to hurt. More than it already has. And, terrorizin g priests who are in age-approp riate sexual relatio...
- Gerard Plourde: The use of the Rite of Exorcism is a good suggestion . I also support the suggestion made by Fallibilss imo that the Rite be performed by the Universal Church. Traditiona l Catho...
- Subdeacon Joseph: There is no right to error in the Church because error seeks to destroy the truth of God’s divine laws and His divinely revealed soul saving doctrines. There have always been...
- Kathleen10: frjim, you make it really difficult to find common ground. I want to like you and love you, you are a priest, but what you have written here makes me wonder if we are members of the...
- Fr Martin Fox: FrJim said: And, terrorizin g priests who are in age-approp riate sexual relationsh ips as if this is in anyway causative of abuse, is simple projection . No priest of the Latin Rite...
- Kathleen10: lol Fr. Z. The CD’s are fantastic. I only have one, Caroling at Ephesus, but my word, what lovely music. They offer all their CD’s at a very good price for the collection .
- GregB: tho wrote: * There are two types of discipline , imposed and self. Far and away, the majority of us need imposed discipline . * We are all born with Original Sin. We are all to some extent...
- straphaelguy: Today our associate pastor had the sermon. He started out with the phrase “mak ing the most of the opportunit y, because the days are evil. ” from the second reading, and...
- Fr Martin Fox: I talked about the scandals. I read the apologies of Cardinal DiNardo and our Archbishop , then I talked about righteous anger, and the need for the laity to act; I urged everyone to...
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- frjim4321: “The n he goes on to underscore s what so obviously lies at the core of this crisis, namely, the influence of homosexual ity, not just pedophilia , but homosexual ity.” ; This...
- Kathleen10: Sorry, I meant the WYD symbol is the dragonR 30;too fast on the draw for my own good… ;.
- Kathleen10: Supertradm um! Hello! I have not seen your posts lately, maybe I have just missed them. Thanks to Lauren for sharing the also-ugly World Youth Day 2019 logo. We wonder at the meaning...
- Supertradmum: p.s. The colours remind me of Easter Eggs… ;
- Benedict Joseph: Bad theology. Bad morals. Bad taste.
- Bellarmino Vianney: Much of the world is literally living like the old men in Judges 19. Sick. But many people are making a big mistake by assuming that law enforcemen t, the FBI, etc., are exempt...
- bibi1003: Now THAT’ ;S a shepherd leading his flock!!! Our bishop hit the mark in some areas of his statement, but he never addressed what caused the abuse. He only called for revisions to...
- bibi1003: Now THAT’ ;S a shepherd leading his flock!!! Parts of my bishopR 17;s statement hit the mark, but he never addressed what caused the abuse. He only called for revisions to exist...
- aviva meriam: I read the entire letter from His Eminence 8230; Twice. It was exactly what I needed to see. Forwarded it to friends who are lapsed Catholics. They’ ;ve forwarded it to others....
- Supertradmum: What intellectu alism? A true intellectu al seeks only after TRUTH.
- Sandy: Oops, courageous . Typo, and I did proof read.
- Supertradmum: I just wrote a post for my friend Jay Toups̵ 7; blog before reading this, but covered some of the same points, much less eloquently . Paranoia and emotional knee-jerk reacti...
- Sandy: If anyone (bishops) had taken seriously the John Jay report from the exposure of the previous crisis, homosexual ity would have been addressed. The report made that rather clear, as I...
- robtbrown: Fr Rosica is correct in referring to Jesuit intellectu alism, but it is only a certain type of it. George Tyrrell SJ is considered one of founders of theologica l Modernism. The Rosica...
- Supertradmum: I hate Celtic symbolism in modern art. It is all based on pagan gods, goddesses, and rituals, as well as ancient myths. Why the Irish organizers , or this Polish vestment maker had to...
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Daily Archives: 7 December 2009
Here is a spur of the moment PODCAzT which I put together in record speed! As I approach 100 PODCAzTs I am trying to figure out what I want to do with these audio projects, change formats, keep going, or … Continue reading
I have tentative plans to be in Berlin, NJ at Mater Ecclesiae to help out for a few days. Not yet concrete.
For the Paradise or Parking Lot folder I picked up this comment from CMR:
Boy, am I missing Bishop Joseph Martino. Does anybody think that Senator Bob Casey [D-PA] would be able to fly under the radar as he has if … Continue reading
Not long ago I was getting e-mails from people about a parish where a speaker identified as a "Liberation theologian" was scheduled to speak.
That puzzled me a little.
Don’t get me wrong, in a sense Joseph Ratzinger was a bit of … Continue reading
I love duct tape. I prefer to call it 100 MPH Tape, as in the military, or, as the Germans call it Panzer Tape… but whatever you call it, it is good stuff.
I am presently trying to fix … Continue reading
A great initiative reported by ZENIT:
Chicago-Area Dioceses to Invite Catholics Home
Ad Campaign to Span 21 Counties, 357 Parishes
By Genevieve Pollock
CHICAGO, DEC. 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The local parish communities of the Chicago, Joliet and Rockford dioceses are joining forces to invite … Continue reading
This one, from the Daily Mail, has me scratching my head.
Can we see your documents please, Your Majesty… Queen faces anti-terror checks every time she leaves UK
By Jason Lewis, Mail on Sunday Security EditorLast updated at 10:08 PM on 05th … Continue reading
On Friday 11 Dec. in St. Paul, Minnesota, my native place, the Archdiocese is formally saying goodbye to one of its sons, now Bishop-Elect Paul Sirba, who will be consecrated as the new Bishop on Duluth on 14 December.
As I … Continue reading
Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says:
1. Memoria sancti Ambrisii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino obdormivit, sed hac die potissimum colitur, qua celebrem sedem adhuc catechumenus gubernandam suscepit, cum civitatis praefecturae officio … Continue reading