Daily Archives: 9 April 2010

Cardinal Prefect [NOT RATZINGER!], Canadian hierarchy knew of abuse, covered it

This is pretty bad, from CWN: Cardinal prefect, [NOT RATZINGER!] Canadian hierarchy knew of Vatican official’s abuse April 09, 2010 Seven Ontario bishops and Cardinal José Sanchez, the prefect for the Congregation for the Clergy, were aware by 1993 that … Continue reading

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An uphill battle

For every 100 bigoted or stupid words written in MSM stories alleging that Pope Benedict was part of the problem and not the driving force towards a solution, fair-minded people with actual reasoning skills have to write or read 1000 … Continue reading

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AP throwing more spaghetti at Pope Benedict: this time from California

UPDATE: 10 April 1743 GMT: The New York Times has a piece which essentially echoes what I wrote, below.  I added it at the end. _______ ORIGINAL POST 9 April 2050 GMT:_______ I am sure that some of the writer’s … Continue reading

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“Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

In light of the attacks on Pope Benedict which are sure to continue in the media, I thought it would be a good idea to pray more frequently for the Holy Father and to help you remind others to do … Continue reading

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Marty Haugen, protestant, “composer”, priestess champ, to lead diocesan translation workshop

From the blog Ten Reasons I found this: Were the St. Louis Jesuits unavailable? You wouldn’t think that Marty Haugen, the Protestant composer of so much of the liturgical music that’s come to symbolize "what went wrong" after the Council, … Continue reading

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SAY THE BLACK mug sighting … in the wild!

I received a nice note from a priest reader who … well… let him speak for himself: I attach some photos taken in the monks’ refectory at the St Louis Abbey on Easter Sunday, where I and two of my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: putting collection under the altar during offertory

A reader queries: Our diocesan liturgist claims that it is ok with Canon law to put the monetary offers under (literally in my parish, there’s an opening under the altar stone, between the supports of the table part) the altar.   … Continue reading

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UN Judge Says Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court

Another one for "Is It Stupidity Or Just Bigotry" file…. From C-FAM: UN Judge Says Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. April 8, 2010 (C-FAM) – In London last Friday, a high ranking United … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest doesn’t hold the Host for consecration

I received this by e-mail: I went to daily Mass this morning and unfortunately had a priest who does not take the rubrics very seriously. There were several things that were not exactly correct, but the major things I noticed … Continue reading

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24 April: Pontifical TLM at the National Shrine in Washington, DC

WDTPRSers… put out the word.  Fill the Shrine! At 1:00 pm on 24 April at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC there is to be a Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos, … Continue reading

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Of Private Mythologies and Indigo Buntings

I am waiting for the Indigo Buntings to arrive.  Thanks to a couple recent donations, I have a special feeder out for them with millet seed, which they prefer. I also found this nice piece on the blog Anecdotal Evidence.  … Continue reading

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The editorial offices of Hell’s Bible

It looks as if at least one editorial cartoonist has gone my point about Hell’s Bible. I am not sure who did that cartoon, but I would like to buy him a beer. UPDATE 1400 GMT: Your readers amaze me.  … Continue reading

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Pius XII … er um… Homer… er um… someone nodded

Homer nods all over the place.  He can nod at times even in papal documents… or at least the online versions of papal documents on the Vatican website. A reader caught this blooper, which given the recent climate of hostility … Continue reading

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Springtime for priestesses in the Diocese of Springfield

I received this from a reader by e-mail.  I had to do a double-take. The story is on the site of the Intelligencer of Edwarsville, IL in the Diocese of Springfield. Easter Vigil Published: Monday, April 5, 2010 10:53 AM … Continue reading

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The Pfleger-ization of the Catholic Church… in Chicago

On Real Clear Politics I found this piece by conservative pundette Michele Malkin about some current liberalizing temdencies in the Catholic Church. My emphases and comments. April 9, 2010 The Pfleger-ization of the Catholic Church By Michelle Malkin So much … Continue reading

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