Monthly Archives: June 2015

Compare and Contrast: An Archbishop’s statement about Obergefell v. Hodges

His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, issued a statement about SCOTUS’s pathetic same-sex “marriage” decision. HERE
‘Simply wrong’
Archbishop Alexander Sample responds to decision by Supreme Court legalizing same-sex “marriage”
I am deeply saddened by the narrow majority decision of … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

Things scroll off the top page pretty fast these days. Here are some links to recent posts:
First,
We are obliged to RESIST! “Clear and emphatic opposition is a duty”
 
And then…

Congratulations Card. Burke: Happy Birthday and 40 years of priesthood!
A Blog Bug … Continue reading

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Congratulations Card. Burke: Happy Birthday and 40 years of priesthood!

Today is Cardinal Burke’s 67th Birthday!  Ad multos annos!
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Originally Published on: Jun 29, 2015 @ 12:16
Today is His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke’s 40th anniversary of ordination to the sacred priesthood.  He was, I believe, ordained by Paul VI.
That was a good … Continue reading

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A Blog Bug squashed: SITEMETER compromised, malware

Bloggers… you should also pay attention.
Some of you have reported, when coming to this blog, the odd phenomenon of being redirected to some odd page elsewhere in these interwebs.  It is a rare phenomenon, but troubling.
Some of you have reported, and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty.
The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, wrote … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese: 1st Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Here is some good news!
Six men were ordained for the Diocese of Madison this year. This relatively rural diocese has 35 men in formation! So much depends on the bishop.
Of the six men ordained this year, two of them celebrated … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Venus are having a … conjunction! In plain sight!

Jupiter and Venus are having a conjunction!  In plain sight!  No Obergefell v. Hodges for them, no sirree!
From SpaceWeather (and your own observation).

For the next few nights, the distance between the planets will continue to shrink. On June 30th they will … Continue reading

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“We have two tools at hand that the other side does not: truth and grace.”

From Crisis we have a piece called “Taking Back Marriage” by Scott Rickert with my emphases and comments:
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For the Christian, of course, evangelization is the ultimate solution to cultural problems. And evangelization is not the calling simply of popes and bishops, priests … Continue reading

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Notes concerning SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges

Here are a few points of interest concerning  SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges.
My patented emphases and comments.
First, see the comments of Phil Lawler:
So now is it ‘hate speech’ to deplore the Obergefell decision?
The ink was barely dry on last week’s Supreme … Continue reading

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Observations about important CDF document on “Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons”

A priest friend sent me some notes in response to my posting HERE of the CDF’s 2003 document: Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons.
His points are worth sharing.  I’ll edit a bit:
1. Saint Charles Lwanga and … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL and AUDIO

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know.
I’ll bet that many of you heard something about the SCOTUS decision Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex “marriage”).
Let’s have a POLL. … Continue reading

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Super fun book alert!

A friend who is a reader here (and a monthly donor!) recommended a book recently, while we were chatting during evening drinks and cigars at Acton U (he and his wife went to that, too – smart people).
I just finished the audio version and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon…
QUAERITUR:
Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity?
If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life of chastity as … Continue reading

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The problem is the inversion of “God is love” and “Love is God.”

I direct the readership to something I wrote before Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ was released.  HERE  The Pope quotes St. Francis’ song here and there.  But let us not forget how the song ends.
My friend Fr. Rutler in NYC makes … Continue reading

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We are obliged to RESIST! “Clear and emphatic opposition is a duty”

Everyone should review something that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s document from 2003 called:
Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons
INTRODUCTION
1. In recent years, various questions relating to homosexuality have been addressed with … Continue reading

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