Daily Archives: 18 February 2011

QUAERITUR: priest answers cellphone during Mass

From a reader:
My wife attended Mass today with my children for our homeschooling co op. There were two priests concelebrating the Mass. The older priest’s cell phone started ringing and he got up and went to the side (Still on … Continue reading

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More fruits of Anglicanorum coetibus!

The print edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has an item by the loverly and persistent Anna Arco about four more Anglican priests resigning their positions in order to join the Ordinariate of Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Please, in your kindness, stop and say a prayer right now for a priest in a very good ministry, whose ministry is under attack.  I suspect he is too Catholic.
St. Michael the Archangel, …

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 26 Comments

Pence Amendment passed to cut off taxpayer money for Planned Parenthood abortionists

While the newsies focus on Madison WI, in Washington DC it seems that the Pence Amendment to the CR passed 240 to 185.
The Pence Amendment would eliminate federal funding the abortionists at Planned Parenthood for the rest of this fiscal period.
This … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras | Tagged | 14 Comments

QUAERITUR: A seminarian soft on abortion. What to do?

From a reader:
I know a pro-choice seminarian, (he told me himself he believed that abortion was ok in certain circumstances-such as the health of the mother and very large families). do I need to tell the bishop?  Can I assume … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time – “be all that you can be”

Let us have a swift look at the Collect (“Opening Prayer” as it has been called) for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Because Easter comes rather late this year we have more “green”, Ordinary Sundays than usual before … Continue reading

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Boston College Law to honor infamous pro-abortion Fr. Robert Drinan SJ

I received this from the Cardinal Newman Society.
My emphases and comments:
Cardinal Newman Society Asks Boston College to
Cancel Event Celebrating Notorious Pro-Abortion Rights Priest
Manassas, Va. – On March 7, 2011, the Boston College Law School [BC is a Jesuit-run school] is … Continue reading

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Separate but equal

Have you heard the news story about the young man who refused to wrestle a girl at a high school wrestling meet?  We are not talking about the ridiculous thing called “wrestling” on TV.  This is the real sport, wrestling.
A … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 63 Comments

Reason #645795 for Summorum Pontificum

The nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen Jr., columnist for the ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter has a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal.
My emphases and comments.
The Vatican’s Marriage Quandary
Fewer Americans get annulments. Is it because fewer are getting married in the … Continue reading

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | 23 Comments

Discount on digital Catholic Herald (time’s running out on the ‘tenner’)

We need to support good Catholic publications.
The UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald has a digital web-edition, the whole print edition available online.   You see the paper as it appears in the printed version.   That means you can also … Continue reading

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