Daily Archives: 5 November 2012

For you pro-Obama Catholics, something to consider before voting

This came to my email from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute:
The much publicised claim of Planned Parenthood to not only provide abortions but also health services such as mammograms have been proven as false. Following President Obama’s repeated assertion of the … Continue reading

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Avanti! Vorwärts! Forward!

I heard that Obama was campaigning with Bruce Springsteen singing songs having to do with “Forward”. “Forward!”
Did you know that the newspaper of the Italian Communists after the war was called “Avanti!… Forward!”? I think a major German Communist … Continue reading

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The aftermath of Sandy: How are you doing?

I was pretty concerned about lots of you on the East coast of the USA when Sandy was coming.
I am not following American news much at the moment, but comments suggest that some people are just getting power back right … Continue reading

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My view from the library

Just for fun:

Technorati Tags: library, St. Peter’s Basilica

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Are you gaining indulgences? If not, why not? So easy… such a work of charity!

Lest we forget, in this brief period after All Saint’s and All Souls Holy Church has designated various ways to obtain plenary indulgences under the usual conditions.  The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 29 says
§ 1. A plenary indulgence, applicable only to souls detained … Continue reading

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Selective readings, ruptures in ritual, artificial impositions, reclaiming continuity

CNA/EWTN had a piece about the pilgrimage to Rome in thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum.  The undersigned was happy to be quoted.
Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Latin Mass permission
By Matthew A. Rarey
Vatican City, Nov 2, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest changes words of the Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader:
A priest (not the pastor) in my suburban ___ parish changed the words in Eucharistic Prayer IV to reflect inclusive language. ‘You formed man’ became ‘You formed us.’ And he prayed, [You] ‘entrusted the world to our care, … Continue reading

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Bp. Jenky (D. Peoria) required all priests to read letter from pulpit before election

The McClatchy newspaper group has not been, to my knowledge, very friendly toward the Catholic Church. At McClatchyDC we find this:
Bishop orders priests to read anti-Obama letter at Sunday sermons
CHICAGO — Joining the chorus of Roman Catholic clergy in Illinois … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Tell us something nice about life and how grace, elbow grease, and good fortune are at work,

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Commonweal on Paul Ryan

From Commonweal in their latest number, comes this editorial against Rep. Paul Ryan (Gov. Romney’s VP pick).
I can only assume that, given the timing of this, Commonweal is attacking Ryan because they want Obama to win.  I am sure you … Continue reading

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