Daily Archives: 19 July 2013

DETROIT: “If I had a city….”

Detroit has joined the ranks of the bankrupt.
When I have been driven around in Detroit I had a sense, in some neighborhoods, of what the Russians did to Berlin: looked like a war zone.
What caused the phenomenon “Detroit”, a great … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 136: John XXIII opens Vatican II – ‘Gaudet Mater Ecclesia’ – optimism and naïveté, error and continuity

I have wanted to do this for some time.
Today we have as our guest, Pope John XXIII. I read for you the whole of John’s address to the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a speech called Gaudet Mater Ecclesia, … Continue reading

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19 July 1943: US bombing of Rome and Ven. Pius XII’s visit to San Lorenzo

From L’Osservatore Romano:
On 19 July 1943, the United States Air Force bombed Rome: 9,125 bombs fell from 690 airplanes with 930.30 metric tons of explosives, resulting in 1800 deaths. Egidio Picucci recalled that Monday, 70 years ago. “The scene facing … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is “We”

Today Pope Francis established a new committee – because we needed another committee -the (take a deep breath) Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organisation of the economic-administrative structure of the Holy See. HERE
So far what I like about this is … Continue reading

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Miracles and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Canonical Defender Ed Peters has been asking for prayers and even the intercession of God with a miracle for his injured son, blogger and good Catholic activist Thomas Peters.  Thom is doing better but he has a long way … Continue reading

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UPDATE on Thomas Peters, neck broken in accident, and REQUEST for prayers for a miracle

Preamble: Thomas Peter’s broke his neck in a swimming accident.  HERE He has some control of his arms so far.  The well-known canonist Ed Peter’s, Thom’s father, has asked people to invoke the intercession of  Servant of God Fr. Felix Cappello … Continue reading

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Tax reform, USCCB, Catholic Charities USA

Our friend The Motley Monk has some observations about tax reform, the USCCB and government funding of charities.  Here is the first part:

If you’re really interested in tax reform, the USCCB and Catholic Charities USA may not be…
A Wall Street Journal op-ed … Continue reading

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