Daily Archives: 13 June 2013

Nancy Pelosi: late-term abortion “sacred ground”

LifeSiteNews:
Catholic Nancy Pelosi: Issue of late-term abortions is ‘sacred ground’
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In response to a question today from a reporter about a late-term abortion ban that is being proposed in Congress, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, Throwing a Nutty, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

WISCONSIN: Legislation requiring ultrasounds

About one of the things pro-abortion advocates fear the most.
From CBS58 in Wisconsin:
Wisconsin Senate pass abortion bill, ultrasounds now required
WISCONSIN — Wisconsin Senators have passed a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds before performing an abortion. The bill, … Continue reading

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Of Star Wars and Immanentism and Birdcages and Elite Snobbery. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In my talks I sometimes address the steady slide of many Catholics into Immanentism Lite.  They don’t exactly deny that God is transcendent, it’s just that they never give transcendence the slightest thought.  They have never had too, have they? … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude and Reform of the Roman Curia

Years ago in the hall of the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio I ran into the then-Prefect Cardinal Ratzinger, who was always happy to chat and let me pick his brains.
On one occasion, he quipped that he was glad that Peter stopped … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Distance of a priest’s valid consecration

From a reader:
Dear Father – Like yourself I am not a fan of concelebration, but I would like to ask two questions. These questions came about in one of those after dinner discussions which come under the … Continue reading

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Document ready for close of Year of Faith

From Vatican Radio:
Pope Francis: post-Synodal exhortation ready for Year of Faith’s close (full text)
(Vatican Radio) The post-Synodal Exhortation on the new evangelization will be ready in time for the close of the Year of Faith. This was just one of … Continue reading

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Of Devils and Agencies and Metadata and You

Long before the scandal about government snooping and gathering of metadata broke, I wrote a post (HERE) about Pope Francis’ mentions of the Devil, the Enemy of the soul.
Consider the way angels can gather “metadata” on us and build an … Continue reading

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Spare the rod and spoil the chant!

Over at NLM (now under new management) there is a fun entry about the baculus cantoralis.
The cliffnotes version:
The Baculus Cantoralis, to give it one of its many names, is a large staff held by a Choirmaster or Cantor which originates … Continue reading

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