Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fr. Z asks a favor. It’ll take 3 seconds to help with a single click. (shhhhh…. it’s about “deaconesses”…)

Will you do me a favor?
There is a book which I think should be on Kindle and isn’t.
Please click this link HERE to send a message to Ignatius Press that we want this book on Kindle. Flood them with the … Continue reading

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Congregation for Saints issued decree on the “heroic virtues” of Pope Paul VI

Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

Some recent posts, since they scroll along quickly.
First…
YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
And…
I am making 5 minute podcasts everyday during Advent.  HERE.
Now…

Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story
REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not … Continue reading

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Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story

The new album for Advent by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is at the top of the charts.
I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas CD HERE.
Listen … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not to mention the Summa Theologiae)

The 1983 Code of Canon Law doesn’t mention many saints apart from their feast days.  As you can imagine, the greats such as the Mary the Mother of God, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, come up.  Apart from them, … Continue reading

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Protecting The Unborn: A ‘Pro-Life Position?

I checked the NCR this morning to see which of their writers would be the first out of the gate to instrumentalize the heinous killing of children in Connecticut to argue for tougher gun control laws.
Would it be Michael Sean … Continue reading

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What young Catholics want

I was referred to an interesting blog post by a “Young Catholic“.
This young Catholic explodes the assumptions aging-liberals make about what what young Catholics want. Here is a taste:
The problem is all these pastors, youth pastors and music directors keep … Continue reading

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A US Bishop pushes “ad orientem” worship.

First… and this is pertinent… a young man in the Diocese of Madison is helping to collect the spiritual bouquet for the fearsome yet affable Bishop Robert Morlino.  Yep. You can write about him every other day.
The Young Madisonian reports … Continue reading

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Card. George

From a reader:

 
 

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Geminid Meteor Shower

This could be something fun and memorable to do with your children.
From SpaceWeather:
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Around the world, observers are … Continue reading

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MYSTIC MONK COFFEE K-CUPS NOW AVAILABLE – What do they call them? Click and learn!

URGENT UPDATE!
I just had a note from “Brother Java” of the Wyoming Carmelites.
On your behalf I wrote to suggest decaf in K-Cups as well.  Here is the response:
Dear Father,
Thanks for the suggestion!  We’re going to add Decaf Arabica, Midnight Vigils … Continue reading

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The Economist: A traditionalist avant-garde

We are in The Economist this week.  It is a pretty good article, all in all.  There are a couple little glitches, but they don’t touch the substance.  Enjoy!
My emphases and comments.
A traditionalist avant-garde
It’s trendy to be a traditionalist in the … Continue reading

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Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests…

stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links
stuff from Fr. Z’s store
stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!)
lots of ammo and guns

Not necessarily in that order.
I … Continue reading

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“No tiger in its Armenian lair would do it, no lioness … But tender girls do it, though not un-punished”

I have posted this in the past, but it has been a while.  Perhaps new readers here have not seen this before.  I thought of it because, at the end, I post a video which a reader sent.
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Today I step … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Whither Papal Tweets?

What I really want to know:
In which section of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis are the Holy Father’s tweets going to be published?
Which theological note will they be assigned?

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Antinomianism

At American Thinker there is a thought provoking piece on antinomianism:
Antinomianism: The Soft Heresy
By Daniel Ciofani
[…]
Here is the definition:
an•ti•no•mi•an•ism (noun)
1. Theology; The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or … Continue reading

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Scientists experiment on Sedevacantist, determine stress from Novus Ordo

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Scientists Test Effects of Novus Ordo On Longtime Sedevacantist
Los Angeles, CA–Attempting to explain the physical and emotional toll that an average Sedevacantist would endure during a Novus Ordo, students at UCLA have recently begun … Continue reading

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Pipiavit @Pontifex – FOLLOW UP and POLL

The Pope sent his first tweet.

UPDATE 12/12/12 22:36 GMT:
The Pope has something around 1.5 million followers across his various language oriented accounts.  English is the leader with close to a million.  The number is going up by 10k each time … Continue reading

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Archd. Seattle: No same-sex marriages, receptions, preparations, events. Period.

From the Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters at his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law:
Seattle’s got it right
by Dr. Edward Peters
That we even have to go over this is . . . well . . . we have … Continue reading

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Madison State Journal: Bp. Morlino “cracks down” on loony nuns (ACTION ITEM!) – UPDATED

The State Journal of Madison has a breathy article about a recent move by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.
Bishop Robert Morlino cracks down on Madison nuns for espousing ‘New Ageism’ and ‘indifferentism’
Morlino sent a memo to the priests … Continue reading

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