Monthly Archives: June 2012

Prayer “Pro Ecclesiae libertate … For the freedom of the Church”

From the Orationes Diversae in the 1962 Missale Romanum, “Pro Ecclesiae libertate”:
Ecclesiae tuae, quaesumus, Domine, preces placatus admitte: ut, destructis adversitatibus et erroribus universis, secura tibi serviat libertate. … We beseech You, O Lord, having been appeased, receive the prayers of … Continue reading

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“Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these do?”

When during my ordination I got up to my knees again after lying face down on the floor of St. Peter’s Basilica, from my angle as I looked up at the Successor of Peter before the main altar I could … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Galaretta 2011 attack on the Holy See’s Doctrinal Preamble

I have just started to read SSPX Bp. Galaretta’s contradiction of the “Doctrinal Preamble” offered by the Holy See in advance of reconciliation.
It is in French right now.  HERE.
In the meantime, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan posted a request to pray … Continue reading

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Seven Minutes of Terror

Those of you who have been reading here for a long while know of my admiration for poor little Spirit.  Opportunity keeps rolling, of course.  But …
Curiosity is coming.
And when I mean “Seven Minutes of Terror”, I don’t mean what … Continue reading

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The Motley Monk’s opinion: SCOTUS will decide, 6-3

The Motely Monk says (this guy’s got game):
The Motley Monk’s opinion:
SCOTUS will decide, 6-3, to strike down the individual mandate.
It will be a political decision, throwing healthcare legislation back to the Congress.
Let’s see what happens.
Let the discussion begin….
 UPDATE:
Actually, let the … Continue reading

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In The Wild: “Pray For Our Priests” and “God Bless Our Bishop” (Z-Swag)

During the Fortnight of Freedom, it is good also to show our bishops some direct and concrete public support.
This faithful and free Catholic American sent me a photo of some of his “Pray For Our Priests” Z-Swag.

Looking good!
To get all … Continue reading

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Wanna be free? Go to confession!

At the blog of the Gregorian Institute of Benedictine College in Kansas, there is an entry for the Fortnight for Freedom about the importance of returning to the sacrament of penance.
In other words: Wanna be free? Go to confession!
Let’s have a … Continue reading

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USCCB responds to group funded by George Soros which issued talking points for newsies to catch out unwary bishops

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This is longish, but I think it has to be seen by as many people as possible:
 
Office of Media Relations
3211 Fourth Street NE ? Washington DC 20017 ? 202-541-3200 ? Fax 202-541-3173 USCCB/MR
DATE: June 27, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! US (liberal) cATHOLIC POLL ON “Vatican II and YOU”!

Over at the super-liberal US Catholic site there is multi-question poll going on:
What does Vatican II mean to you?
Fifty years after the groundbreaking council began, does Vatican II still matter in the faith lives of Catholics?
We have seen US catholic and … Continue reading

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Be nice!

With a biretta tip to the great Vincenzo, whom we miss around here…

“Our Lord was crucified by the nice people who held that religion was all right in its place, so long as its place was not here, where it … Continue reading

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27 June: Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Fortnight For Freedom

According to the traditional, Extraordinary Form Ordo for today in the USA we can celebrated Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which has a proper Mass in the Missae pro aliquibus locis in the back of the 1962MR.
Domine Iesu Christe, qui genitricem tuam … Continue reading

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H.RES 689: WHEREAS … Network, the LCWR, and the Nuns On The Bus go ’round and ’round;

Over at FishwrapI understand from Fishwrap that some members of the 112th Congress’ 2nd session have introduced a resolution in support of Catholic sisters!
Exciting, I know.
The House Resolution conflates all Catholic sisters in the USA with the leadership of certain groups of … Continue reading

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The Nuns On The Bus Go ‘Round And ‘Round… with a WYMYNPRYST!

I suppose anyone can go to see the Nuns On The Bus go ’round and ’round.  This photo, however, from the Catholic Beat, says a lot.
25 June in Fountain Square, in Cincinnati, OhiO.
Sr. Simone Campbell and friend.
No, I am not … Continue reading

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Rachel Campos-Duffy: In defense of all-male service at the Lord’s altar

From Rachel Campos-Duffy comes this re: altar boys.
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According to the Communications Office of the Diocese of Phoenix, there is growing evidence to support the claim that where altar service is limited to boys, priestly vocations increase. The best example is … Continue reading

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A POLL provoked by your email! What color of vestments for your funeral?

There is a truly bizarre story coming to me in email about a rumor that His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, is now requiring priests to use either violet or black vestments for funerals rather than … Continue reading

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Homiletic and Pastoral Review online

Did you know that you can read Homiletic and Pastoral Review online for free?
Click HERE.

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NEW Z-SWAG: Catholic and Faithful – American and Free & Dic Nigra – Fac Rubra – UPDATES

I am rolling out a couple new items of  Z-Swag:
First, since we are in a context with the Obama Administration for our freedom to act like Catholics in the public square (cf 1st Amendment), I have this car magnet and … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The Nuns On The Bus Go ‘Round And ‘Round

I know you are eager for updates about the Nuns On The Bus, who are going ’round and ’round, ’round and ’round.
An alert alerter in Columbus, OhiO, alerted me that The Nuns On The Bus rock tour has finally arrived!
There is … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay says “No” to Rome? Maybe so. Maybe not.

From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli at Vatican Insider with my emphases and comments:
The letter sent by the Secretary General of the Society of St. Pius X, outlining the hitches in the latest version of the text delivered by the Holy … Continue reading

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When everything lines up… just… right….

As you know, the Summer Solstice was a few days ago. Our days in the Northern Hemisphere are now once again decreasing.
On Astronomy Pic of the Day there is a pic for your Just Too Cool file.

Explanation:
What time is it? … Continue reading

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