Monthly Archives: June 2011

Roses for a memory of a martyr

From a reader in London. Yesterday was the feast of St John Southworth, [the English priest and martyr whose body may be venerated in Westminster Cathedral] but today was the anniversary of his execution at Tyburn (1654).  I walked the … Continue reading

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Schism in New Jersey

The Fathers of the Church had a real horror of schism.  Schismatics were dissenters who causes disunity.  Jerome wrote: Between heresy and schism there is this difference, that heresy perverts dogma, while schism, by rebellion against the bishop, separates from … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on can. 915 and “catholics” who cause scandal and yet receive Communion

The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has comments on can. 915, a very important canon which has in the opinion of many been little observed. Go to Dr. Peters page for his bit about Robert Mugabe’s reception of Communion at the … Continue reading

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Blog Registration Matters & Tips

Blame the registration process and moderation queue on Eve.  It’s her fault. Some flaky and some incomplete blog registrations have been coming in.  I don’t automatically approve every registration for commenting ability here. In the registration process, I ask people … Continue reading

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Benedictus qui pipiavit in nomine Domini

It isn’t very often that you see a Pope send a tweet. Latin for “tweet” is pipio, -are.  A “tweet” is a pipiatio. [wp_youtube]tty87WDBukk[/wp_youtube] And this… [wp_youtube]tC8s44MRGVA[/wp_youtube]

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Bp. Cordileone on Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature’s promotion of contrary-to-nature unions

The chairman of the USCCB’s subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage has reacted to the Gov. Cuomo’s and the NY state legislature’s promotion of the legalization of contrary-to-nature unions. This is the USCCB press release: BISHOP CORDILEONE EXPRESSES … Continue reading

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Bp. Trautman is now 75 years old.

His Excellency Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman has attained the distinguished age of 75 years. In accordance with the Code of Canon Law, he has submitted his letter of resignation.  When his resignation will be accepted is a matter for … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Do you have some good news for all of us? Something small from me: on a hot, muggy day iced sun tea goes down very well. Also, Irohamomiji is finally unfurling with some zeal. Try some of your own sun … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on the priest’s role at Mass

From Zenit with my emphases and comments. Archbishop Nichols on Priests and the Mass “We Don Vestments to Minimize Our Personal Preferences” LONDON, JUNE 25, 2011 ( Here is the text of a homily given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN: 60 Hours of Adoration for Benedict XVI’s 60th Jubilee

A reader sent: Saw your post today – we are also doing a 60 hours adoration for Pope Benedict. Click HERE or HERE. 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration Join us in marking the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s priesthood … Continue reading

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To honor Benedict XVI’s 60th: 60 hours of adoration, prayer for priests and vocations

A reader alerted me to a very good initiative in the Archdiocese of Denver. 60-Hour Adoration Details Why: To mark the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination What: 60 hours of eucharistic adoration to pray for priests and priestly … Continue reading

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Bp. DiMarzio (D. Brooklyn) about Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature, contrary-to-nature unions

H.E. Most. Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has reacted to the passage of the legislation to redefine marriage so as to equate marriage with contrary-to-nature unions. My emphases and comments. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo [I am … Continue reading

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Time for fun

Sometime ago I think I posted a photo of this watch. I just ran across it again as I am doing some tidying and tossing. Just for fun!

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Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo’s support of contrary-to-nature unions and Holy Communion

The Canonical Defender, the great Ed Peters, has opined about the scandalous, aggressive, public support given to contrary-to-nature-unions by NY state Gov. Andrew Cuomo, catholic. My emphases. My comments. I inserted his own footnotes, indicated by asterisks, directly into the … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of Lübeck: 3 priests beatified and a Lutheran minister honored

From CNA: Three priest-martyrs of Nazis beatified in Germany Hamburg, Germany, Jun 25, 2011 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three Catholic martyrs executed under the Nazi regime were beatified in Germany today, June 25. The event was also noteworthy for … Continue reading

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