Daily Archives: 1 May 2010

Traditionally-minded Anglican bishops ready to come to Rome

Everyone should be calling Benedict XVI "The Pope of Christian Unity". 
His provisions for traditionally-minded Anglicans issued in the Motu Proprio Anglicanorum coetibus are concrete demonstrations of his desire to bring separated Christians into unity with the Catholic fold.
With my … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: S. Ioseph Opificis, sponsi B. Mariae Virg., confessoris

Today’s feast of glorious St. Joseph is quite modern.  It was given to the Church by Pope Pius XII in 1955.
We celebrate Joseph as a patron of workers.  No doubt the thought behind the feast was, among other motives, … Continue reading

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The Legionaries: “double secret probation”

It seems that the Holy Father has done pretty much what I figured he would do regarding the Legionaries of Christ: he effectively put them on "double secret probation", as it were.
Vatican Radio.
From CWN:

Pope Benedict XVI will appoint an apostolic … Continue reading

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The largess of Fr. Jenkins – Notre Shame revisited

Lest we forget, last year the Catholic Notre Dame University, to its lasting shame, undermined our Catholic identity and caused damaging scandal by honoring the most aggressively pro-abortion politician we have ever seen, President Obama. 
They bestowed an honor on … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt (Archd. St. Paul & Minneapolis) defends marriage

A few days ago the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, H.e. Most Rev. John Nienstedt, had an op-ed piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in support of a defense of marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution.
You can find this … Continue reading

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Its Maÿ!

From the always-to-be-followed Laudator about May!
Read it aloud!
I would love to have a recording of this read by a native of Dorset.  Can any of you readers help?  Record it and send it to me by email! 
William Barnes (1801-1886), … Continue reading

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NEW! Fr. Z’s “Brick By Brick” store

I am glad to announce that with the help of WDTPRS’s official photoshopper, the great Vincenzo, I have opened a
"Brick By Brick" Cafepress site.

There are so far, large and small coffee mugs, stackable mugs, and rectangular … Continue reading

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Hell’s Bible attacks a U.S. Bishop

From the editors of Hell’s Bible comes this contribution to The Magisterium of Nuns (nearly everything that needs to be said, was said in that entry) with my emphases and comments:
EditorialCourage of the Sisters
Published: April 30, 2010
In the fierce … Continue reading

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Good shepherds do not flee from the wolves.

Five years ago Pope Benedict sat down to preach at the first solemn "inaugural" Mass of his pontificate.
Inter alia he said:
One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd must be to love the people entrusted to him, even as he … Continue reading

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