Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bp. Morlino’s (D. Madison) full statement available

As promised, the statement from the Bishop of Madison, WI,  H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino, is now available in toto on the website of the diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Herald (of Madison, of course). I had a few previews of … Continue reading

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A Mystic Monk shot… with a .308!

An alert reader let me know that H.E. Most Rev. Paul Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne, WY, went to visit the Carmelite men near Cody, WY.  There are photos on His Excellency’s blog. “But Father! But Father!”, some of you are … Continue reading

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Obama Administration ceases defense of natural, true marriage

Under the cover of the chaos in Madison and the Middle-East, President Obama turns against natural marriage. Didn’t they just – by fiat via pro-abortion Catholic Sec. Sebelius – eliminate some conscience protections for health-care workers? Remember, the University of … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: predator edition

It has been a  while since I have posted about the feeder. During a recent cold snap, this Chickadee puffed up to keep in the heat. Many thanks to readers who contributed with donations.  During a recent sale I was … Continue reading

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Bishop of Madison, WI writes about conflict between Governor and unions

Badger Catholic shared this with me and I bring it to your attention. H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of the DMZ … er um… Madison, Wisconsin (we have written of this fine bishop here and many other places on … Continue reading

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An act of defiance by a priest

From the Minneapolis STrib comes this. The featured cleric, Fr. Michael Tegeder, pastor of St. Edward’s in Bloomington, MN, has been a source of dissent in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years.  We have seen him here … Continue reading

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Norma Jean Coon, A woman who did the “woman priest” thingie and simulated ordination to the diaconate has had a change of mind and heart.  She has a webpage where she explains herself. My emphases and comments.  This starts off … Continue reading

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Mix up in reporting about ordaination of a married Lutheran minister

Liberals are having palpitations over the story that a "German man married to nun ordained as priest with pope's approval".  That is how AP put it.  Here is what happened. Permission was given by Pope Beneditct XVI that a married … Continue reading

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UK: Catholic Church rejects Govt. plans to allow homsexual “weddings” in churches

The other day I posted a new PODCAzT about the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 2003 document Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons. That CDF document, addressed to bishops, states in terms … Continue reading

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Turn about is fair play

I posted a cartoon about a parish bulletin here in which the character, writing the parish bulletin, picks on a parishioner who is a parsimonious lick-penny. Giving equal time…

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Dog Bites Man! Sun Rises In East! SSPX, Holy See disagree!

John Thavis of CNS has a piece today, with the headline “Traditionalist bishop cites lack of progress in talks with Vatican” which was also – for reasons which will be obvious – picked up by the National Catholic Fishwrap and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 118: Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent; Fr. Z on love and on Peter

NB: iTunes users… I found that there was a second enclosure buried in these posts which screws up the iTunes feed. Let me know if you are not getting this on iTunes. Pope Benedict’s XVI’s Message for Lent 2011 is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Dress code for teens for dances, etc?

From a reader: We belong to a Catholic homeschooling group and now that our children have reached their teen years, we are beginning to organize dances and formal social events for them. The question of modest dress came up after … Continue reading

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Film about confession up for an Oscar?

From Headline Bistro.  I have not seen this movie. Hollywood Goes to Confession: The Hollywood glitterati aren’t  leaving religion at the door this Oscar season. In fact, they might award it. You see, buried in the Oscar nominations this year … Continue reading

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A new spin on parish bulletins

I saw this at And Sometimes Tea.  Tea… but… is that Mystic Monk Coffee? You decide!

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