Monthly Archives: April 2011

SSPX Bp. Williamson: I’m not yet a Sedevacanist and its hard to say Pope Benedict is a formal heretic

Our friends at Rorate have posted about comments made by SSPX Bp. Williamson. My emphases: In his latest column regarding the beatification of John Paul II, one of the Bishops of Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Richard Williamson, ends … Continue reading

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Is there no connection between personal holiness and vocation performance?

Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate. The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A … Continue reading

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John Paul II – priesthood

I owe this to His Hermeneuticalness and John Paul II. Full disclosure. I was ordained by John Paul II: One of the themes of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate was his insistence on the necessity of the priesthood and his … Continue reading

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Fr. Z in WaPo on John Paul II’s beatification

I have a piece in the Washington Post today at their invitation.  The typo, rather omission, in the second paragraph (as it appears in the online version as I write) is good for my humility. Many argue that John Paul … Continue reading

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The CDF on a burning issue of our day … wait for it….

… the biblical obligation of head coverings for women in church, … because we haven’t had enough of that yet. The Canonical Defender, Dr. Peters, has added a note to his esteemed commentary on head coverings. Hat tip – (HA!  … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookies: Wherein Fr Z rants

I ask you. Is it too much to expect that something labelled “fortune cookie” should have a fortune within? Instead, to the very last cookie, they are in reality purveyors of platitudes. Platitude Cookies. For example: I find misspellings charming … Continue reading

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John Paul’s coffin exhumed before the beatification

From CNA: John Paul II remains moved in front of St. Peter’s tomb Vatican City, Apr 29, 2011 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The casket containing the mortal remains of Pope John Paul II has been exhumed ahead of his … Continue reading

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US CATHOLIC: Dumb article on the new translation

I haven’t yet been impressed with much that the publication US Catholic produces when it comes to anything remotely liturgical.  An article by Bryan Cones has lowered it in my estimation even more. What kind of God do the new … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Good Friday – vestments for other priests present

From a priest: There is a big debate happening among some of us concerning the vesture for the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday. On one side the camp, there is the argument that ALL priests in attendance should … Continue reading

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Veselka Variety

On Each trip to NYC I check out a new cuisine. Tonight we are doing Ukrainian. Situated in the East Village, this is the sort of place I like. Unassuming. Starting with borscht. Next, Varenyky. Bigos. Beet and Horseradish salad. … Continue reading

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Why pro-abortion advocates are terrified of ultra-sound machines.

Intentionally or unintentionally, this commercial is a good pro-baby advocate. You can see why pro-abortion advocates are terrified of ultra-sound machines. [wp_youtube]OxbRdxbBROI[/wp_youtube]

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Gotta love Manhattan

Straight forward.

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OSV: Ecumenism and the Pope of Christian Unity

Our Sunday Visitor was kind enough to send me an advance copy of an editorial for their 8 May issue.  I think, once you read it, you’ll know why they sent it. Allow me to preface this by saying that … Continue reading

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Broken Arrow by Broken Arrow

Happy news was related to me via email. One of WDTPRS’s favorite American bishops, His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma found a place for the FSSP in Broken Arrow, home of one of the great pitchers of … Continue reading

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Cause proposed for California-based Basque Claretian missionary priest

From the Pasadena Star-News with my emphases and comments: Claretian priest buried at the San Gabriel Mission is subject of recent petition for sainthood By Brenda Gazzar, SAN GABRIEL – Three decades after his death, a steady stream of visitors … Continue reading

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