Daily Archives: 29 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 one-child policy, the authorities have … 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 babies killed … 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.
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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 Mass in … 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 asteroid … 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 what.] Barbara Johnson … 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 here … 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 Hell … Continue reading

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Felix Bisextilis!

It is Leap Year Day.  In Latin this is bisextilis.
For this intercalary day in the Roman Martyology we find this:

When there isn’t a 29 February, the saints are observed on 28 February.
In 46 BC, on the advice of the Alexandrian … Continue reading

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