Monthly Archives: February 2012

A more cheerful One Child Policy!

If Pres. Obama has his way, this will coming to a neighborhood near you. From the Beeb: China to overhaul ‘threatening’ one-child slogans By Viv Marsh BBC News China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its … Continue reading

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Ethics group says babies are not “actual persons”, and killing them is fine.

In a straight line from Epicurus to Machiavelli to Descartes to Hobbes to Rousseau to Mill to Darwin to Sanger to your front door…. Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say Parents should be allowed to have their newborn … Continue reading

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A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.

A good sermon on 5 February 2012 by Fr. Sammie Maletta at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. You will not regret the 11 minutes you spend. [wp_youtube]ltTd81XpDnc[/wp_youtube] Good job, Father. WDTPRS kudos.

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Reason #9636 for Summorum Pontificum

I don’t have even the slightest doubt that the Brazilian priest is a good fellow, diligent in his pastoral duties, and well-meaning. But priests shouldn’t do this in church.  Really shouldn’t do this during Mass. This was, apparently, during a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. John Cantius (Chicago) instructional DVD for “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies”

I recently received a couple instructional DVDs produced by the canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago and I have had a chance to look at “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, featuring the use of the 1962 … Continue reading

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ASTEROID! We’re all going to DIE!

Yes, we are all going to die.  One day in the not too distant future, your heart will cease to beat, you will stop breathing, and you will go before your Judge. And then there is the possibility that an … Continue reading

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Priest denies Communion to lesbian at her mother’s funeral. Anger ensues. Can. 915 hell breaks loose.

From WaPo: D.C. archdiocese: Denying Communion to lesbian at funeral was against ‘policy’ By Michelle Boorstein Deep in grief, [We start with emotion and an image by which it is clear that the priest involved must be condemned, no matter … Continue reading

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“In the formation of their consciences, the Christian faithful ought carefully to attend to the sacred and certain doctrine of the Church.”

From Dignitatis humanae, the Declaration on the Right of the Person and of Communities to Social and Civil Freedom in Religious Matters (1965): 13. Among the things that concern the good of the Church and indeed the welfare of society … Continue reading

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One of the best, attention-grabbing headlines I have see in a long time.

An alert reader pointed me to a post at the UK’s Daily Telegraph with one of the best, attention-grabbing titles I have see in a long time. I’d go to church just to reduce the probability of spending eternity in … Continue reading

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WaPo bigot attacks Rick Santorum’s Catholicism

The unhinged lefty liberals are having a spittle-flecked nutty about Sen. Rick Santorum. Liberal hack Richard Cohen of the WaPo: Mullah Rick has spoken. He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New 3-volume (Extraordinary Form) Roman Breviary in Latin and English from Baronius Press

Have you wanted to use the older form of the office, the Roman Breviary, but haven’t been able to do it because your Latin isn’t strong enough or you couldn’t figure out how to do it? You are in luck. … Continue reading

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Santorum’s Catholicism, candidacy, and Archbp. Chaput’s address “The Vocation of Christians in American Public Life”

It is timely to haul this old PODCAzT out of cold storage.  In light of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s comments about Pres. Kennedy and Catholicism and the public square, let’s review Archbp. Chaput’s outstanding address in Houston in 2010. This … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 07: Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent – a warning to priests

Today is Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is S. Anastasia al Palatino. The titular cardinal is His Eminence Godfried Card. Danneels of Mechelen-Brussels. Thought: From Ven. Bede about Jesus cursing the fig tree – a warning … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Sundays part of Lent?

From a reader: Someone told me that it is wrong to do penance on Sundays during Lent. Are Sundays part of Lent? The “forty days” seem to be the week days only. Also, we hear that every Sunday is like … Continue reading

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May they all be given special thorns until they come around.

This is what Huffington Post is offering on 24 February from the pen of the self-amused Larry Doyle. Larry Doyle is supposed to be a humor writer, a humorist.  He writes for sophomoric TV shows. I don’t know if he … Continue reading

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