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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Another great video about SSPX from the Catholic News Service (no, really!)

I continue to be amazed at the recent coverage by the Catholic News Service of the SSPX. They are putting up beautful videos and they are being very … positive. The Catholic News Service!   Really! Here is their blurb: … Continue reading

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REQUEST to readers – New priests and their first Masses (and maybe some of you older guys too?)

I have a request.  Let’s have some first Mass tales. This is the season for ordinations to the priesthood in many places. I would appreciate notes especially from new priests about their choices for their first Masses. I am especially … Continue reading

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A new website to defend the nuns against the meanies of the male heirarchy

When covering anything having to do with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s reform of the leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns) the liberal press claims that … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama, “born-again Catholic”!

Pres. Obama, the First Gay President, has demonstrated time and time again that he will say anything to anyone for the sake of political expediency. Here is story from the Daily Caller with my emphases and comments: Obama, the born-again Catholic Amid … Continue reading

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REQUEST TO READERS: 100,000 MEMORARES IN MAY as a Spiritual Bouquet promoted by Bp. Finn

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Here is a great project promoted by His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph. I am especially happy to promote this, because the Memorare is one of my favorite prayers, … Continue reading

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