Daily Archives: 25 May 2012

A deacon responds to a gushy women’s ordination propaganda piece in a secular newspaper

A while back there was a dippy filmette about wymynprysts “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican” inspired by an equally dippy column in the Bakersfield Californian by one Valerie Schultz, a board member of CSUB’s Institute for Religion, Education, and Public … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If we have to agree with Vatican II do we have to agree with Communion in the hand, altar girls, EMHCs, etc?

From a reader:
I’m wondering what type of assent are we as Catholics supposed to give
to the Vatican II council? Also do we have an obligation to agree with
things like Communion in the hand, and other parts in the liturgy that
are … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico (about new book) interviewed by Stuart Varney – fun!

I wrote about Fr. Sirico’s new book HERE.
Fr. Sirico had a great interview on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox Business Network.
You should enjoy this.
From Stuart Varney’s show on FNC:
Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

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SCHOLION: The three phases of temptation

I have an obligation as an Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist to remind (or in many cases teach) you about something before the big Memorial Day (PENTECOST) weekend.
The manualist I sometimes cite, Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey, writes about temptation in The Spiritual Life. … Continue reading

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Again RECENT POSTS and a request

On the right sidebar, I have quite a few links to posts, even those which have scrolled off the front page.  But here are some for your convenience (especially for those of you sending me email about things I have … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A new priest fulfilling a promise for his first three Masses of thanksgiving.

From a son-to-be ordained deacon:
Many years ago, as I was beginning in seminary, I made a private vow to the Blessed Virgin that I would offer the first liturgically free Mass in her honor if she would help me to … Continue reading

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The Vatican Document Leaks – The Butler Did it!?

From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa:
05/25/2012
Vatican announces it has caught poison pen letter writer
The culprit is allegedly the Pope’s butler, a layman. But doubts are growing in the Holy See
ANDREA TORNIELLI
vatican city
The Vatican Gendarmerie’s inquiry into the publication … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Manual of Minor Exorcisms – For the use of Priests (Catholic Truth Society)

I recently received from the UK-based Catholic Truth Society, a copy of their Manual of Minor Exorcisms – For the use of Priests.
And excellent.. excellent… gift for a priest or a transitional deacon about to be ordained (less so for … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey

From a reader for your Just Too Cool file:
Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset)
New research led by the University of Reading has revealed that finds at Glastonbury Abbey provide the earliest archaeological evidence for glass-making in Britain.
Professor Roberta … Continue reading

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Meanwhile… back in my native place Minnesota…

I hope by now you have watched the Catholic News Service videos about the SSPX.
Meanwhile, in my native place of Minnesota – ground zero for defense of true marriage – comes this!
WARNING! The light reflected from all that gray hair … Continue reading

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