Monthly Archives: June 2012

UPDATE Nuns On The Bus hit “Grumpy’s Café”!

I have been saying that I hope the Nuns On The Bus tour never ends.  It is a great source of comic relief.  On the other hand, it is harder now to find fun stories about the Nuns On The … Continue reading

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USCCB Plea To Congress, Obama Administration To Repair Obamacare… er… ObamaTAX

Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act [My emphases and comments.] June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems … Continue reading

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Your Urgent Prayer Requests

I get so many requests by email asking for prayers for personal petitions or for other people. Some times these requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We are not in this life alone, on our own. We are connected through … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Hard-of-hearing priest confessor. Was I absolved?

I love the fact that we have a human dimension to Holy Church.  We are a Church of flawed sinners, of weak people susceptible to the attacks and problems of the world the flesh and the devil.  Our Lord gave … Continue reading

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Fulton Sheen is now “Venerable”

Today the Holy Father authorized the promugation of the decree concerning the “heroic virtues” of now Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. Also, note the same for the former Prelate of Opus Dei. From VIS: Vatican City, (VIS) – Today, during a … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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! … 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 … 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

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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