Daily Archives: 26 March 2015

ASK FATHER: Can a Bishop be a Deacon for a Priest in a Solemn Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would it be licit for a Bishop to offer to serve as Deacon for a Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass Extraordinary Form celebrated by a Priest who is not a Bishop?
That would be just plain weird.
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Another Cardinal stands up to Card. Marx and German bishops:

His Eminence Kurt. Card. Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (Card. Kasper’s old billet), has firmly rejected the progressivist notions which Card. Müller called “absolutely anti-Catholic”.  From LifeSite with my emphases and comments:
Vatican cardinal tells German bishops: We can’t adapt … Continue reading

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The silly season is still in full swing!

Sent to me by a reader.
No, this isn’t… weird.  Not at all.  Nope.
Caption:
French Provincial Minister Michel Laloux expressed himself in dance during our morning Mass for the Annunciation.
I’m not making this up.
Watch and try not to laugh or roll your … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses on a growing trend

Let me put some facts together for you.
At La Stampa Marco Tosatti is reporting that, before the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, things are already heating up.   It seems that Cantagalli, the Italian publisher of Permanere nella verità di … Continue reading

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“Blessed are they who persecute the righteous, for they shall be called the children of God.”

The estimable translator and teacher Anthony Esolen has a wickedly biting commentary piece at Crisis today.  Read it in the context of controversy over the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, namely, there are those who suggest that Christ … Continue reading

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Card. Müller: Delegate doctrinal decisions to regional conferences? “absolutely anti-Catholic”!

Recently Card. Marx and the German Bishops conference flexed their muscles a bit and suggested that they should have oversight of doctrine (rather than Rome) and that they were pretty much not subordinated to Rome.
I have now read an interview … Continue reading

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Card. Nichols reacts to the 500 Priests

The other day I posted about an open letter, in the UK’s weekly the Catholic Herald, signed by almost 500 priests of England and Wales.  The letter urged the members of the upcoming Synod in October to stand firm on the … Continue reading

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Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Synod, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 35 Comments

25 March – D. Madison – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Today, Wednesday 25 March at 7 pm, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) at Chapel of the Bishop O’Conner Center (MAP) for the Feast of the Annunciation.
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