Daily Archives: 24 October 2010

APNews: “Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters”

From Townhall comes this:
Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters
APNews
Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it’s not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs … Continue reading

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Some critics of the new translations: “radioactively cynical”

Over at First Things Fr. Rutler has some comments about the new translation and liturgy in general.
Here are a few excerpts. We join him in medias res with my emphases and sinographs:
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Publicly owned corporations are more accountable to their shareholders … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Old Rituale Romanum and “churching” of women

From a deacon:
May God Bless you for your work. I will be traveling home for
Thanksgiving break to Baptize my twin brother’s newborn son. He and
his wife are faithful, traditional Catholics. I was wondering if it is
still possible to celebrate for … Continue reading

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The 2012 Synod of Bishop will focus on…

From CNS comes this news.  Woo hoo.
Next synod theme: New evangelization
October 24, 2010 by John Thavis
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict announced today that he’s chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.
The … Continue reading

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POLL: Halloween costumes in church next Sunday at Mass

DO YOU HAVE A BLOG?  Please link!  Let’s get a strong participation in this poll and discussion.
A priest reader sent a suggestion for a WDTPRS POLL.
Next Sunday coincides with the Eve of All Hallows.  A “hallow” is an old word … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Masses for dead Protestants

From a reader:
I was reading your post regarding “Masses for things instead of for people”. I remeber reading The Prophecies of Anne Catherine Emmerich, and reading this: ‘more Protestant souls stayed in Purgatory the longest not because they were worse … Continue reading

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