Daily Archives: 8 September 2011

A few observations about POTUS address to Congress.

Having taken a strong antiemetic, I watched Pres. Obama’s address to the Joint Session of Congress.
First, people say this fellow is a great orator.  Great orators craft their speech for the occasion.  I can’t fathom how “up your game” and … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT: D. Great Falls-Billings document about Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum

As you may be aware, some time ago the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings posted on their diocesan website a document about the implementation of Pope Benedict XVI’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum that left some people shocked.  That document, over the … Continue reading

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“The Church is not defined by her failures. And you and I are not defined by our critics”

From Archbishop Chaput’s sermon during his installation:
This Church in Philadelphia faces very serious challenges these days. There’s no quick fix to problems that are so difficult, and none of us here today, except the Lord Himself, is … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput quotes St. Augustine on bishops during his installation Mass

During his sermon for his installation in the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput used several good analogies, including that of an arranged marriage (versus romantic love which often today winds up in divorce).
However, he used a striking quote from … Continue reading

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When diocesan priests choose to use exclusively the Extraordinary Form. Fr. Z rants, a lot.

Our friends at Rorate have an interesting piece, which you should read in toto over there.
Here are some salient points.
Can one be a diocesan priest and
celebrate the traditional Mass exclusively?
A true motivational example
[We [Rorate] consider this to be one of … Continue reading

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UK: MP pushes to force Church to have contrary-to-nature “marriages” or no marriages at all

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this portentous (I’m serious this time) article:
Tory MP urges Cameron to crack down on churches that refuse to hold same-sex ceremonies
By Simon Caldwell on Thursday, 8 September 2011
Christian churches must … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests crossing their stoles… not

From a reader:
I’ve noticed that there seems to be a trend where priests don’t cross their stole anymore. If some do, they are ridiculed. Why has this happened?
Where to begin.
Really?  Ridiculed?  I have never heard or seen that happen.  If … Continue reading

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