Monthly Archives: August 2012

Card. Dolan’s prayer at the end of the GOP convention

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From Card. Dolan’s blog, comes the text of his prayer at the end of the 2012 GOP convention.
Since I originally post this, more text was added to the Cardinal’s blog entry.  Welcome to the blogosphere to whomever it was that … Continue reading

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A reminder about Rep. Paul Ryan from 2010

Someone sent me a reminder about a moment in 2010 when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), now the GOP VP candidate, was on Fox News Sunday across from Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), debating Obamacare… ObamaTAX… and abortion.
She holds up “the nuns” (read: … Continue reading

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More on priests and formation in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form

This continues a couple different entries (HERE and HERE).
From a priest:
I am also a young priest (30), and an alumnus of your alma mater. [Neither “alma” nor “mater” in my day, I’m afraid.] Though I have received training in the … Continue reading

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Detroit: 13 October – Call To Holiness Conference

Once again the Call To Holiness Conference will be held near Detroit. Here is the information so that you can mark your calendar.
Celebrating Vatican II in the Modern Era
The 50th anniversary of Vatican II is the topic for the 14th … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is baptism by a priest who does odd things still valid?

From a reader:
Thank you father for the time you devote to this blog. I have found it very educational as has my husband.
I would appreciate your thoughts as an outside observer to this question.
We were parishioners for about 5 years … Continue reading

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10 yr-old boy donates his film earnings to Mother Theresa’s sisters

The UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, usually provides us with the service each day of alerting us to a few interesting news items.  I check it every day. Here is one the editor, Luke Coppen, found on UCANews (a … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: If a priest cannot say Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is he properly trained?

A young priest took exception to what I wrote the other day about seminarians who are not given training by seminaries for the use of the Extraordinary Form.
I am a young priest (age 30). Thank you for demeaning my priesthood … Continue reading

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The Catholic League on efforts to silence Archbishop Cordileone

I bring to your attention something from The Catholic League about the recent DUI incurred by Archbishop Cordilone, newly appointed to San Francisco.  Liberals are dancing around their bonfires as if Cordilone’s head is already on a stick.
I’ve been watching the … Continue reading

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Holy Communion services mistaken to be “as good as Mass”

My friend Fr Ray Blake, parish priest in Brighton, has a good analysis of the phenomenon of lay people – lay women – leading Communion services in the absence of priests. Many of us have had the experience of hearing … Continue reading

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Lawler on Card. Dolan’s upcoming appearance at the Democratic Abortion Convention

Phil Lawler at CWN has some thoughts about the Card. Dolan’s upcoming appearance at the Dems’ Abortion Convention.  He doesn’t so much consider whether Dolan should have offered to go or whether he should have accepted, but rather whether the DNC … Continue reading

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