Monthly Archives: June 2012

RECENT POSTS and THANKS – UPDATES

So much is going on!  Here are some links to recent posts which are scrolling along.
First, NOTE TO PRIESTS

Pres. Obama’s Tax on practicing your religion
WDTPRS congratulations to Fr. John Hunwicke
Westminster Choir in St. Peter’s Basilica
QUAERITUR: Good prayer books
VIDEO Fr. Ted … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s Tax on practicing your religion

The Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate could survive as a tax. The penalties imposed are viewed, in the decision, as taxes.
But through the edict of non-elected HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama would force religious institutions against conscience … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , | 56 Comments

WDTPRS congratulations to Fr. John Hunwicke

It is the season for ordinations. I participated in one yesterday, as a matter of fact. However, the other day there was an ordination which I very much would like to have attended: Fr. John Hunwicke, a former Anglican priest, … Continue reading

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Westminster Choir in St. Peter’s Basilica

I am catching a few minutes of the rebroadcast of the Holy Father’s Mass for Sts. Peter and Paul on EWTN. I only have a few fleeting minutes.
The Choir of Westminster Abbey is there.
Is it my imagination or are … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged , | 15 Comments

QUAERITUR: Good prayer books

From a reader:
I have been now to a couple excellent confessions where as a
suggestion or a penance the priest has asked me to say a particular
prayer, “found in my prayer book”. Sorry to say, I do not have a
prayer book … Continue reading

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VIDEO Fr. Ted Martin responds to the “talky-women” who confronted him

The other day I posted a video about confused liberal feminist protesters challenging a good young priest, after Mass, outside the Cathedral of Kalamazoo, MI.  HERE.  The video was made by the protesters.
Fr. Ted Martin did a video response.  Nuthin’ … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, Linking Back, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , | 30 Comments

“From office confinement all year long,…”

With a biretta tip to the Laudator:
Wei Yingwu (737–792), East of the Town, tr. Witter Bynner:
From office confinement all year long,
I have come out of town to be free this morning
Where willows harmonize the wind
And green hills lighten the cares … Continue reading

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Almost to 10K

As I write, 11 to go to put me over 10,000 Twitter Followers.

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Brick by Brick: New Swiss Bishop gives basilica church to FSSP

A reader sent me some good news:
The new bishop of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg, Switzerland, has given the Basilica of Notre Dame in Fribourg, a beautiful and historic church, to the FSSP! [Fraternity of St. Peter] A FSSP priest will … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

SSPX Bp. Fellay: “We have become as a ping-pong ball, that everyone hits.”

I listened to SSPX Bp. Fellay’s sermon for the ordinations to the priesthood today in Econe
Our friends at Rorate have some English.  Audio in French is here.  BTW… I haven’t heard many “normal” bishops speak at an ordination with this … Continue reading

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