Monthly Archives: December 2012

Collecting a Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Morlino’s birthday – 1 day left

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! UPDATE 21 Dec 20:09 GMT: Right now: 146 contributors have prayed 435 rosaries, 217 chaplets of Divine Mercy, 99.41 hours of adoration, stations of the cross 99 times, and have had 134 Masses offered for … Continue reading

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Diocese of Greensburg – Usus Antiquior implemented

For your Brick by Brick file. Someone sent me news about a development in the Diocese of Greenburg. Bishop Brandt implements Mass in extraordinary form in Latrobe GREENSBURG — Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt announced that he is implementing the celebration … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald’s choices for People of the Year for 2012

I saw in the online, full digital version of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald‘s choices for People of the Year for 2012.  They also explained why they were chosen. Timothy Card. Dolan tops the list, followed by… … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 21 December – O Oriens – Winter Solstice

LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the destructive evil of “gender” confusion

The Holy Father today provided insight into how evil and destructive the homosexual agenda is. Each year shortly before Christmas the Roman Pontiff exchanges greetings with and addresses the members of Roman Curia. He gives them what some call a … Continue reading

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What is “heroic virtue”?

Recently, the Congregation for Causes of Saints issued the decree concerning the “heroic virtues” of then-Servant of God Paul VI.  The decree has now been promulgated by the Roman Pontiff.  Thus, we may now call Paul VI “Venerable”. What was … Continue reading

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Lifeboat anyone? Green Bay’s Mayor says too many homeless are staying at Catholic shelter

From Fox 11 in Green Bay, WI: Homeless shelter could face city fines GREEN BAY – One of Green Bay’s homeless shelters could soon be putting itself in trouble with the city. City officials say St. John the Evangelist Homeless … Continue reading

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NCR, hardly pro-life, hijacks pro-life language

The poll-challenged Fishwrap‘s editor has piped up with this: “The pro-life challenge of gun control” I respond with what I wrote about the dopey piece by their same site’s Sr. Maureen Fiedler HERE. NCR doesn’t defend the unborn. People who … Continue reading

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Decree on “heroic virtues” of Ven. Paul VI promulgated

This just in: (Vatican Radio) On Thursday 20th December Pope Benedict XVI received in private audience the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B. In the course of the audience the Pope authorised … Continue reading

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John Rist: ‘You can’t pick and choose in Catholic moral teaching’

From CNS, something from an old prof of mine. I have written about Prof. Rist before. ‘You can’t pick and choose in Catholic moral teaching’ Posted on December 19, 2012 by Carol Glatz By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY (CNS) — … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks a favor for the priests in Newtown, CT – ACTION ITEM

Please, in your charity, read this. HERE

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A priest on what really freaks out liberals

At the blog Southern Orders, Fr. Allan McDonald had a few things to say about liberals and Vatican II and what freaks them out. Here is a taste with my emphases and comments: […] The progressive, liberal element of the … Continue reading

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Christmas vandalism

From The Catholic League: Christmas Vandals Never Quit December 19, 2012 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Christmas vandals: Every year at Christmastime, incidents of vandalism are rampant, and while this year was not as bad as last year, … Continue reading

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“I’m spiritual, but not religious.”

The amusing Eye of the Tiber (go visit!) hits it on the head with this one.  Funny… but not! Lapsed Catholic Confirms She Is Still Spiritual Sherman Oaks, CA–27-year-old Sara Matson confirmed to friends yesterday that she was indeed still very … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court sides with Belmont Abbey against Obama Administration

From the Catholic News Herald of the Diocese of Charlotte: Government must rewrite HHS mandate by March 31, court orders WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has sided with Belmont Abbey College in its lawsuit challenging the … Continue reading

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