Daily Archives: 11 May 2012

This is a typical case of “equivalent canonization”.

About the elevation of St. Hildegard of Bingen the official role of saints of Holy Church.  I wrote about that HERE.
I would add that cases of “equivalent canonization” are not exactly “typical” in the sense that they are common.  This … Continue reading

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SSXP Bp. Fellay speaks with Catholic News Service (no, really!) about the present outlook

I have been praying for a positive outcome for the SSPX with the Holy Father.  I think I will add some fasting.  I will also say a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit soon for this intention.
From CNS.   Notice … Continue reading

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The Euro… dark days ahead

I was living in Rome when the Euro was introduced. I cursed the day, the Euro, and the inflation it caused, knowing well that it would bring nothing good.
Not long ago I read that Spain may be quietly printing their … Continue reading

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A great coup for the National Shrine of St Paul, in St. Paul, Minnesota! WDTPRS kudos!
WDTPRS Collect 6th Sunday of Easter – “busy love”
It’s Friday. Start … Continue reading

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A great coup for the National Shrine of St Paul, in St. Paul, Minnesota! WDTPRS kudos!

UPDATE: The coup is bigger than I originally thought.
People can now gain the same indulgences by visiting the National Shrine as they can by visiting  the Roman Basilica St. Paul’s outside-the-walls.
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This is truly a “Brick by Brick” story!
I read a … Continue reading

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It’s Friday. Start thinking about Saturday and going to confession.

Since it is Friday, I suggest that you start thinking about going to confession on Saturday.  Make a plan.
Most of you have the motive, means and opportunity to go to confession regularly.  Saturday is often your best time to go.
Your … Continue reading

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Stop the whining LCWR. You aren’t the only group getting an extreme make-over.

Long-time lax catholics may not enjoy the resection and sutures the physicians of the CDF and the USCCB are applying to certain groups within Holy Church, but, as St. Augustine once preached, a doctor doesn’t stop cutting just because the … Continue reading

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VIDEO about November. Fr. Z asks, “What is this? Tolkien?”

When I saw this video my first thought was, “What is this? Tolkien?”
Perhaps it is.
The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings present a seemingly hopeless  struggle against evil.  The protagonists were constantly challenged to overcome their limitations, make sacrificial … Continue reading

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