Monthly Archives: August 2012

Neil Armstrong: R.I.P.

In your kindness, please stop and pray for Neil Armstrong, who has died at the age of 82. [wp_youtube]HCt1BwWE2gA[wp_youtube]

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IMPORTANT: PCED response to two “dubia” about “legitimacy” in Universae Ecclesiae

I am on the road, and it is hard for me to work with this, but here is a first go at something which I think is pretty important. The following article copy-pasted from the PDF of the 8/23/2012 edition … Continue reading

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Hey! Catholic Dems! Are you for infanticide?

I saw this on Life News.  You can read the whole thing there. New Audio Surfaces of Obama Defending Infanticide in Illinois That President Barack Obama was the only member of the Illinois legislature to not support a bill to … Continue reading

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John Paul I was concerned about the SSPX

The intrepid Andrea Tornielli reports, as part of coverage of what would have been Papa Luciani’s (Pope John Paul I’s) 100th birthday, that the late Pontiff was very concerned about the followers of Archbp. Lefebvre and the “rip” in the … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan will not offer a prayer at Dem convention as will for GOP.

Life News says: Obama Rejects Catholic Leader for Democratic Convention Prayer by Steven Ertelt | Timothy Cardinal Dolan will deliver the benediction at the Republican Party convention but, in a slight to Catholics, pro-abortion President Barack Obama rejected Cardinal Dolan’s … Continue reading

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Another note about registration and comments

I must increase my level of screening for registration and for some comment moderation from “twitchy” to “paranoid”.  My registration queue is being hammered by vile spammers. As a result, I may have to impose bans on large ranges of … Continue reading

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24 Aug: Bartholomew, Apostle – and a menu suggestion (for tomorrow)

I have an affection for today’s saint not only for the way in which he died (a way of being treated familiar to many priests of more traditional leaning) but also because my first ecclesiastical office was as rector of … Continue reading

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Prayers today, please.  I have a few daunting tasks during the day. Perhaps in your kindness you would ask God to send His holy Angels to protect me and all other readers here, who have need, from all spiritual and … Continue reading

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EWTN INTERVIEW with Mitt Romney

Here is a transcript of the interview ETWN’s Raymond Arroyo did with presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney. Transcript of Selected Excerpts from Exclusive Mitt Romney Interview with Raymond Arroyo to air on The World Over Live on EWTN, Thursday, August … Continue reading

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Favorite Catholic Speakers

Brandon Vogt has an interesting poll going on about Catholic speakers. Go check it out.

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Whence Big Puppets? Why do dissidents like them so much?

Did you see the article at Catholic World Report about “big puppets”? You know the ones. Whence Come These Puppets of Doom? August 21, 2012 “Liturgical puppets” have shown up in churches for years, but aren’t limited to Catholic venues—they … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan to offer prayer at GOP convention

From AP: Romney: Cardinal Dolan to offer convention prayer NEW YORK (AP) — Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the benediction at the Republican National Convention on the night Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination. The cardinal’s spokesman said … Continue reading

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O-Me-O-Mi-O! Misspelling OHIO!

I understand that The First Gay President is on a big education kick right now. That’s right. During a trip to a college campus in Ohio, he and some supporters spelled out the name of the hosting state: Unless, of … Continue reading

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22 August: “Nate, nate, Symphoriane!”

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the newer calendar it is the memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Either way it is also the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto … Continue reading

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