Daily Archives: 24 August 2013

Poll shows that 85% of American think photographers, bakers, etc., can refuse blatantly homosexual clients without fear of attacks

There are going to be challenges, costly challenges, to every business and industry… challenges that are actually systematic campaigns of bullying and intimidation.
I saw this on the site of the National Organization for Marriage:
85% of Americans Say Christian Photographer Has … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 58 Comments

WDTPRS: 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – When “virtues” are replaced by “values”.

Let’s look at the Collect for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi vera … Continue reading

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Question for Readers: Again about Spanish resources for the Traditional Roman Rite

I posted HERE a question about Spanish language resources for the older forms of the Roman Rite.
A priest reader has written to ask if there is a Latin/Spanish version of a condensed Roman Ritual along the lines of the old Collectio … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious.
Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus Antiquior … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Pope Francis, Priests and Priesthood, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , , | 47 Comments

QUAERITUR: Electronic devices during Mass

From a reader:
I attend the Extraodinary Form regularly. I noticed yesterday a man using a tablet as his Missal. I’m not sure what to think about this.
My own thought is that a tablet also can (and does) display immoral pictures … Continue reading

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Video message from a Bishop to Catholic teachers as the school year begins

Here is a video message from His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino to Catholic teachers in the Diocese of Madison.
As teachers workshops wind up around the country, and as schools begin again, and as this Year of Faith continues, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Something about immigration reform

Catholics (and all people of truly good will) cannot disagree about the evil of abortion, but we can disagree about immigration.  The former is intrinsically evil, the latter is dealt with through contingent moral choices.  We can disagree about the … Continue reading

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I am not making this up: There’s a fun new campaign for women’s ordination!

I promise that I am not making this up. I couldn’t if I tried.
This is a perfect example of self-parody, direct from the pages of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka The Fishwrap).
This is from one of the darlings of the … Continue reading

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