Monthly Archives: December 2010

Interview with Jeffrey Tucker about liturgical music

The Church’s sacred music played an important role in my conversion, when I was a young man.  There is a great deal of work to do.
But perhaps just as in the spring rivers will thaw and log jams start … Continue reading

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Tulsa – 24-26 Jan: workshop for priests on the Ministry of Exorcism

This is a note explicitly for priests.
Again, we are given an example of how Bp. Slattery of Tulsa is standing up and doing his work.  Every diocese should have an appointed exorcist.  I believe this is not always the case, … Continue reading

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A natural law argument

I bring to your attention an exchange between Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, on the one hand, and Barry Deutsch on the other, and then the response of Girgis, Anderson and George.
Click HERE.
At issue is natural … Continue reading

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Fr. John Harvey of Courage, R.I.P. – UPDATED ARRANGMENTS

I ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS, who died yesterday.
Fr. Harvey was the founder and director of Courage, a ministry to homosexuals to help them live chaste lives.
Fr. Harvey’s funeral arrangements are … Continue reading

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Prayers please

May I please ask your prayers for a concern?
Thanks!

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QUAERITUR: Can we be godparents to the child of followers of the SSPX?

From a reader:
My husband and I have been asked to be Godparents to the son of friends of ours who are  members of a Pius X church. It is my understanding that the Society has not yet reached full communion … Continue reading

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ALERT! I asked for good news, but…Christmas collection stolen, orphans suffer

From a reader:
I know you’re looking for good news, but this item just crossed my deck. Fr. William Felix, a good man and a holy priest, has had the entire Christmas collection stolen from his parish, St. Charles Borromeo in … Continue reading

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“I don’t go to Mass because…”

His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has a great insight, by means of a reductio ad absurdum:

I am heartily sick of the protest “I don’t go to Mass because my parents forced me to go when I was young.” OK Son, … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Have any good news for us?

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Kansas City, MO: Cause for Sainthood for Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey

Here is some good news from the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph:
Diocese Granted Jurisdiction in Historic Process
Half a world away from a shrine that attracts millions of Christian and Muslim pilgrims each year, a Cause for the Beatification … Continue reading

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