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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28 June Vigil of Peter and Paul: Firm upon the Rock of Apostolic Faith

During this Fortnight For Freedom we observe (not celebrate!) the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Vigils in the liturgical calendar are not just reminders that tomorrow is a feast.  They are also reminders to prepare for the feast!
In … 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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