Daily Archives: 21 October 2010

Blogs You Might Consider

I like Catholic bloggers who work and play well with other bloggers.  Some don’t, you know. Here are three who have lately caught my eye. Les Femmes – The Truth – What man isn’t going to give that mystery a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is the SSPX just being stubborn?

From a reader: Why is the SSPX still not in union with Rome? Especially with groups like the FFSP what problem do they still have with us? They could unite with Rome, and still basically continue as usual. Am I … Continue reading

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A really old thing!

For the first time in a while I found something useful on the site of the National Catholic Fishwrap! Headline:  Oldest and most distant object in the universe discovered No, this isn’t about Richard McBrien or even Joan Chittister. Fishwrap … Continue reading

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Today is the vigil!

This is the vigil of the Feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, martyrs! Are you getting ready to have some paella?  Perhaps Cardinal Mendoza brandy?

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Getting from Washington DC to Rome

I noticed that the annual fall plenary session of the USCCB will be held 15-18 November. But there will be consistory in Rome immediately thereafter. The Cardinals are supposed to be present, at least. It is a consistory after all. … Continue reading

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NPR fired Juan Williams

National Public (Liberal) Radio has fired commentator and columnist Juan Williams for remarks he made about Muslims. Part of the story from NPR: NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made on … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt on being Catholic

USAToday has an article on Archbp. John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis: Minn. archbishop: No ‘lukewarm’ Catholics welcome ST. PAUL (AP) — The Catholic archbishop for the Twin Cities defended his right Monday to speak to fellow Catholics on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: parent won’t attend wedding without SSPX priest

From a reader: My Fiancée’s family is SSPX. Since coming to college she has realized the error in their beliefs, so she is no longer SSPX. We are planning on getting married next november We would absolutely love to get … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT: WSJ on clerical celibacy and abuse of children

For your opportune knowledge, the Wall Street Journal is running an online poll today. At the time of this writing these are the results: UPDATE 1903 GMT:

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Oh the … arbority!

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton has a new angle on the problem of writer’s for liberal Catholic publications who threaten to sue people who point out the flaws in their theology.  … Continue reading

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Don’t like the new translation? You have an option!

The discontents who are whining about the new translation as being deficient or flawed or ugly or mean or vulgar or awkward always have an option. Ignore the new translation and just use Latin. Latin can protect you from the … Continue reading

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