Daily Archives: 22 May 2012

Card. Brandmüller: Vatican II Declarations do not contain “binding doctrinal content”

From Catholic World News:
Cardinal: ‘binding doctrinal content’ not major part of breach between Holy See, SSPX
The Second Vatican Council’s declarations on non-Christian religions and religious freedom do not contain “binding doctrinal content,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said at a press conference … Continue reading

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A nice Catholic school on the ropes

These are tough times for Catholic schools. I am sure you remember the travails that lead to the closing of the school in Diocese of Madison (HERE). Any number of schools are struggling.
I had an email today from … Continue reading

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Is a major and iconic DC comic character going to come out of the closet?

To my deep irritation I found out today that Courtney Simmons senior vice-president of publicity for DC comics, told ABC News that “One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June.”
This … Continue reading

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NYC: A newly ordained priest’s First Mass – Extraordinary Form Solemn Mass

I wanted to share some great liturgical eye-candy of a happy event involving some of my friends in New York City.
Fr. Patrick D’Arcy, a brand new priest for the Archdiocese of New York celebrated his First Holy Mass in the … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Non Nobis and Te Deum, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | 42 Comments

Liberal Media Bias: Networks refuse to report on Catholic suits against the Obama Administration

From Newsbusters by Brent Bozell with my emphases:
The evening news broadcasts all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom. The May 21 editions of ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News refused to … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Bishop urges priests to drop the Hail Mary after Prayers of the Faithful during Masses

In this week’s digital or paper, full edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald (subscribe) a story caught my eye.
Bishop urges priests to drop the Hail Mary from Masses
That is to say, Bp. Kieran Conry of the … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Glendon explains why Bishops and Catholic institutions are suing the Federal Government

I’ve been watching the coverage of several news outlets about the Catholic lawsuits filed against the Obama Administration.  The coverage demonstrates that a lot of people misunderstand what is going on.
For example, we must NOT argue for the freedom of … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay: “Der Teufel ist los! The devil is at large!”

At Rorate I saw this. My emphases:
Rome-SSPX – Fellay speaks
The Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, was in Salzburg (Austria) on Thursday, in order to confirm some local faithful on the … Continue reading

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About that eclipse…

Via Spaceweather comes this for your “Just Too Cool” file comes this image, which depicts a scene that is, well, just too cool.  In my native place Minnesota!

And here is the eclipse projected through leaves of a tree onto the … Continue reading

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