Daily Archives: 10 April 2010

“We are not a multinational corporation”

From WaPo‘s religion left-slanting blog On Faith…
Lack of Vatican communications strategy on scandal baffles pope’s U.S. defenders
By Michelle BoorsteinSunday, April 11, 2010; A04
The Vatican spokesman doesn’t regularly discuss the clergy sex-abuse scandal with the pope. Its communications council’s next meeting … Continue reading

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Request for prayers

I just knew something ridiculously awful was going to happen because things were going well and I have been tackling some big issues.
It’s payback time I guess, right on schedule.
May I kindly ask a prayer?

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QUAERITUR: renaming the sacred oils in the Latin Church

From a priest reader:
When we brought home the oils from last night’s Chrism Mass, they were labeled SC, OS and OC.  Inquiries from the confused like me have yielded the answer that OC is Oil of the Catechumens and OS … Continue reading

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Of bulletpoints and wolves

Some bullet points about the California case with which APs and others continue to try to smear Pope Benedict.

At the time, the CDF did not have competence in the cases of clerical pedophilia.
The case before the CDF concerned a request … Continue reading

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Request to readers: good hashtags for Twitter about recent controversies

To readers who use Twitter:
If some of you are paying attention to Twitter feeds about the topic of how the media is handling the recent round of controversies, or the topic of the controversies themselves, could you post some of … Continue reading

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A fine brief moment of consolation

It has been a mucky week.  We have had to cope with the "filth" of which Papa Ratzinger spoke in his famous Stations of the Cross in 2005 shortly before his election.
It has been a tough week without a lot … Continue reading

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In justice to Card. O’Malley of Boston on the foot-washing issue

I received this from a reader:
I thought I’d bring to your attention yesterday’s post on [Boston’s Archbishop] Cardinal O’Malley’s blog. It seems every Holy Week the issue of the washing of women’s feet comes up and the Cardinal is ALWAYS brought … Continue reading

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Here are some recent posts of interest, which will scroll off the front page (I need a new template).
But first… “Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

An unusually good Newsweek piece about … Continue reading

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An unusually good Newsweek piece about clerical sexual abuse – be sure to read

It is unusual to find something good in Newsweek but this is good.
People have been charging that sexual abuse of children is somehow more prevalent among Catholics and that this is due to priestly celibacy and its all male hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Whereas, there are cases in the past when highly placed officials of the Catholic Church have for whatever reason covered over clerical sexual abuse of children or they have ignored it.
Whereas, had the MSM not reported on those … Continue reading

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