Daily Archives: 22 July 2011

Patriotic Church in China reps met with… ?

Just as the Patriotic (state run) Church in Communist China is planning to consecrate a few more bishops, here, I read at CWN that …
Leaders of Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association meets with Brazilian bishops, propose dialogue
A delegation from China’s government-backed … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus

I mentioned in a post the transit of the Sun by the Space Shuttle, and in the course of that post the Transit of Venus, which is coming in 2012.
No sooner but… the blogosphere is so cool… but I get … Continue reading

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Transit of the Sun

Too bad about the ending of the Space Shuttle program.
But on the way back to earth, the Shuttle made a transit of the Sun which was caught on film.  You can see the images at spaceweather.com.
Small versions.. but get the … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on attack on the Seal of Confession

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, canonist extraordinaire, has on his blog In The Light Of The Law, …

A note on proposals to require priests to violate the seal of confession
Concerning recent Irish and Australian proposals to require priests who, … Continue reading

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Ireland and the Primacy of Primates

On ZENIT there is an article on Archbp. Martin of Dublin, the sexual abuse scandal, and Church and state relations.
In the course of the article Archbp. Martin is called “Primate of Ireland”.
“But Father! But Father!”, some will say.  “Isn’t the … Continue reading

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Video interviews with Archbp. Chaput

Thomas Peters posted a couple of youtube videos of a sit down interview with the new Archbishop of Philadelphia Most Rev. Charles Chaput.
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In some ways this interview was a bit more revealing than that which Archbp. Chaput did with John … Continue reading

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Bomb explodes in Oslo

I am sure many of you have seen this news, which I picked up from FNC:
OSLO, Norway –  DEVELOPING: A powerful bomb tore open several Oslo buildings, including the prime minister’s office, on Friday, killing at least one … Continue reading

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The Sensible Bond asks questions about a conference in London

A friend over a the excellent The Sensible Bond has been asking some questions about a conference to take place at Colney All Saints Pastoral Centre in London.  Here is his latest lament:
At least according to the publicity, London … Continue reading

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22 July: Of St. Mary Magdalene, and Proust, and cookies, and St. Augustine

Here is an annual post which, I humbly submit, bears some repetition.
Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, disciple of the Lord.
Often saints are identified as martyrs or virgins or widows.  She was a “disciple of the Lord”, which … Continue reading

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Australia: A bill to force priests to break the Seal of Confession

After I posted the story on a legislative attempt in Ireland to force priests to break the Seal of Confession, I had a few emails suggesting that I was panicking, that such a thing would never happen, that this was … Continue reading

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