Daily Archives: 5 July 2013

Lumen fidei – New Encyclical from Pope Francis

I am reading Lumen fidei, the new, first encyclical from Pope Francis.
From what I can tell, it is nearly entirely Benedict.
If, as Pope, you have to have a ghost writer, why not another Pope?  Talk about “Reading Francis through Benedict”!
Nay … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical … Continue reading

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Protesters at Mass must be denied Holy Communion. Have a plan of action?

When people come into church looking to turn the moment of Holy Communion into a protest moment or a demonstration in favor of some cause, especially one that opposes any teachings of the Church, those people must be denied Holy … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller (Prefect of the CDF): No need for deaconesses

In The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet) I spotted something sure to irritate feminists:

No need for deaconesses: Müller
4 July 2013
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has questioned the notion that a special office could … Continue reading

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Card. Njue tells Pres. Obama to stow his promotions of homosexuality in Africa

A little while ago The First Gay President went to Africa and lectured Senegal, an African nation, about being more “gay” friendly.  Pres. Obama’s advice was not appreciated by the Senegalese President, who curtly invited POTUS to stuff it.
Not too … Continue reading

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LONDON: Rise of the “Thought Police”

“Thought Police” are on the horizon.

From The Telegraph (there is a video there):
Tony Miano, 49, a former senior police officer from the US, was held for around six hours, had his fingerprints and DNA taken and was questioned about his faith, … Continue reading

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