Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Pastor’s Page: We are Catholic to the extent that we accept Church teaching in its entirety.

My dear friend, the great Fr. George Welzbacher (Class of 1951!), on my list of the smartest men I’ve ever known, has one of the best “Pastor’s Page” weekly offerings you’ll find in any parish bulletin.
Before you read what I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and the “exorcism”

Please… please…
STOP sending me links to the video of Pope Francis praying over the fellow in the wheelchair.

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A priest reacts to priests reacting to the new translation

Over at the Deacon’s Bench, Rev. Mr. Kandra has a great post.  A priest wrote to Dcn. Kandra as a reaction to the whiny survey of priests about the new translation.  My emphases and comments:
After reading this latest post on how priests … Continue reading

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Dominican Sisters in FINALE of American Bible Challenge! PREVIEW VIDEO

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (decidedly not LCWR types!) are participating in a TV game show called the American Bible Challenge. More on them HERE.
They are in the FINALS!
My correspondent wrote:
Don’t forget to watch the Dominican Sisters of Mary competing for the … Continue reading

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A new Catholic “whistle-blower” group

From Newsmax:
Catholic Priests and Nuns Unite to Fight Church’s Abuse Problem
A group of priests and nuns calling themselves Catholic Whistleblowers are pressing Pope Francis and the American bishops to take on those in the church who are still protecting sexual … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on the suicide at Notre-Dame de Paris

Over at the blog of the gentlemanly though trouble-making canonist Ed Peters (aka The Canonical Defender) there is a post about the ramifications of the suicide at Notre-Dame in Paris.
 Suicide—whatever mental/emotional problems induce some to commit it and which might … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can Father require all servers to stand to receive Communion?

From a reader:
My 10-year-old son, who daily receives Holy Communion on his tongue while kneeling (and in fact has never received standing) just completed altar server instruction. He was told that when he serves, he must receive standing!!! (for the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Of surveys, liturgical translations and whining

It has been brought to my attention that there is a survey about how priests in these USA are accepting – or not – the new, corrected ICEL translation of the Roman Missal.
STILL?  Are they still grizzling on about THIS?
The … Continue reading

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Disasters, Death, and You

Terrible things happen to people through natural disasters or attacks or human error. We now see the images virtually in real time splashed on our screens.
Misery, loss, pain come in the blink of an eye to people who, the day … Continue reading

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Learning from disaster

I watched with measures of horror and sympathy the TV coverage of the aftermath from the tornadoes in Oklahoma.  I am sure all of you will offer prayers for the people there and perhaps also find other concrete ways to … Continue reading

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