Daily Archives: 18 December 2009

PETITION PROJECT HELP REQUEST: We’ve Waited Long Enough

Here is an ALERT to all WDTPRS readers and a request to bloggers to help.
But first, a digression to whet your appetite.
Remember that whole business of a petition by those who are determined to resist the new … Continue reading

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Number of Cardinal electors drops to 112

From CNA:
Number of cardinals eligible to vote for Pope drops
Vatican City, Dec 18, 2009 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- Vatican Radio reported today that yet another cardinal has reached the age of retirement.  Cardinal Jozef Glemp, Archbishop-emeritus of Warsaw, turned 80 … Continue reading

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USCCB statement: ‘Compromise’ would make citizens pay for others’ abortions

From the USCCB:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
‘ABORTION COMPROMISE’ DOES NOTADDRESS CORE PROBLEM IN SENATE HEALTH BILL, SAYS CARDINAL DINARDO, BISHOPS’ PRO-LIFE CHAIR
 
‘Compromise’ would make citizens pay for others’ abortions
Senate should mirror House of Representative’s Hyde amendment language
Bill doesn’t meet goals of affordability, … Continue reading

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Intriguing book by SSPX – “The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study

The kind folks at Angelus Press, the publishing arm of the SSPX, recently sent me a copy of The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study by the Society of Saint Pius X.
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Catholic Herald Op-Ed: “We need a sharper divide between priests and laity”

From The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, comes this opinion piece, with my emphases and comments.     
We need a sharper divide between priests and laity
Dominic Scarborough presents a plan for recovering a true understanding of clergy … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill | 54 Comments

College prof compares Cross to swastika

An alert reader found this story on the site of a Texas TV station:
College Crucifix Ban Prompts Lawsuit
Published : Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009, 3:00 PM CST
      Melissa Cutler      FOX 4 News
MESQUITE, Texas – Joe Mitchell says all he wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 22 Comments

Fr. Z pleads with readers

I get a lot of e-mail every day.  It is not unusual for me to get hundreds in the course of a single day.
May I plead with you about a few things?

Please don’t send e-mails with no subject in the … Continue reading

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