Monthly Archives: July 2012

Federal court allows company to ignore HHS mandate

From The Hill: Federal court allows company to ignore birth-control mandate [When will these newsies get that this isn’t a “contraception mandate”.] By Sam Baker A federal court said Friday that a Colorado-based company does not have to comply with … Continue reading

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“The Church…cannot and should not replace the State. Yet at the same time….”

“The Church…cannot and should not replace the State. Yet at the same time she cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice. She has to play her part through rational argument and she has to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Bishops warn about an important health care issue

From the Catholic Herald of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the bishops of Wisconsin warn about an important health care issue: Wisconsin’s Roman Catholic bishops issued a warning against the use of POLST, Physician (or Provider) Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, in … Continue reading

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Obamacare = Euthanasia

I just saw one of the crafty Dick Morris’s “lunch-time” videos about Obamacare. Pace the White House, the Catholic Healthcare Association, the Fishwrap and the Magisterium of Nuns, Obamacare will result in the rationing of health care. Calculations will be made about … Continue reading

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Check out a new site: CatholicEvents.com

My friend Patrick Madrid has started a new – free – service which might be useful to you.  Check it out.  It has a lot of potential.  I think was a niche to fill. CatholicEvents.com

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To gladden the heart and encourage the brethren: Another First Mass in the Extraordinary Form

Some time ago I asked seminarians and new priests to drop me a line about what their real preference would have been for their First Holy Mass: Ordinary Form or Extraordinary Form. More and more new priests are opting for the … Continue reading

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Did you know about the requirement for Patristics in seminary formation? No! Really!

I have in the past posted about this shameful problem.  I actually changed my field because of this document. I am glad that Joseph Shaw of the LMS picked this up: In 1989 the Congregation for Catholic Education, under the American Cardinal William … Continue reading

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“Oh Nancy! Do you have a few minutes to chat?”

That is how I imagine the first phone call from the new Archbishop of San Francisco to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could begin. WDTPRS kudos to San Francisco and to Archbp. Cordileone. While I don’t think he will set off … Continue reading

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Footage of Pius XII and old rite Extreme Unction

Blasts from the past: [wp_youtube]s1S9kvnwaeE[/wp_youtube]

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For those of you looking for another situation

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Quito and the collapse of the Catholic Church (and its revival)

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, comes this from William Oddie. Our Lady of Quito prophesied that in the 60s there would be spiritual catastrophe in the Church; then, through the faith of the just, a ‘complete … Continue reading

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Bp. Blair about the LCWR

You will recall that Sr. Pat Farrell, President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns) was interviewed on the liberal radio network NPR.  NPR followed up with an interview of one of the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Remembrance of things past.

Our friends at Rorate have posted about comments made by His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg in Florida, on his blog … did you know he had a blog?… about the bad old days, the older form … Continue reading

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Gang of Priests: war stories

When priests get together for a while, conversation will turn to seminary and parish war stories. Weddings will be included among those war stories.  Included could be a few things we wish we could say. First, it is amazing how … Continue reading

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