Monthly Archives: February 2016

Juventutem has a new President

I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that
Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.   HERE
In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan Kiss helped … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: Good News of Institute of Christ the King

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Joint Statement of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Institute of Christ the King 
SHRINE OF CHRIST THE KING TO BE STABILIZED 
Archdiocese Deeds Building and Property to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest 
CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2016) … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Squished

Heading back to the Cupboard Under The Stairs for a change of clothes.
  
Sometimes life throws you a middle seat. 
UPDATE
Next leg…. almost there…
  

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Felix Bissextilis!

It is Leap Year Day.  In Latin this is bissextilis.
For this intercalary day in the Roman Martyology we find this:
 

 
When there isn’t a 29 February, the saints are observed on 28 February.
In 46 BC, on the advice of the Alexandrian … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 20 – Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent: We have not the pluck

It is the Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/20_lentcazt16.mp3
I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who help … Continue reading

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Three years ago… Sede Vacante

Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated.
My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE.

For your interest and edification, Benedict’s Last Official Speech.

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Talk about “gender theory”

This is amusing via PJ Media:
Time Magazine: Evelyn Waugh, Leading Woman Writer
This never would have happened back in my day. David Harsanyi caught the flub:
TIME magazine asks: “What do 1 million reading lists reveal about higher education today?” [Indeed, what?  Are … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 19 – 3rd Sunday of Lent: universalism and particularism

It is the 3rd Sunday of Lent. Today’s Roman Station is Basilica of St. Lawrence “outside-the-walls” where they had been on Septuagesima Sunday. Ancient catechumens were “scrutinized”, tested.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in … Continue reading

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27 Feb: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows – Patron of Handgunners, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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“This is the child that God wants to give to France.”

At the Getty Museum in Los Angeles there is now a splendid exhibit of tapestries of Louis XIV of France.
This exhibit prompted a friend to forward the following about the birth of King Louis XIV and about one of my … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 18 – Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent: The Backbone

It is Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent. Today’s Roman Station is Saints Marcellinus and Peter on the Via Labicana.
These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.
 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/18_lentcazt16.mp3
I … Continue reading

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Archd. Philadelphia: Catholic High School might wrestle girl in tourney

How stupid do things have to get before we either come to our senses and start behaving normally or have violent whiplashes?
From CBS in Philly.
Catholic League Wrestler Will Not Wrestle Girl In District Tournament
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After the Philadelphia Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Super Good News!

I just had some super news – truly – about a great development for the New Evangelization.
I can’t say what it is yet because the right people have to make this public.  Still it is exciting enough that I want … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must sterilized couple seek reversal?

From a reader…
With contraception back in the news, a hypothetical question came to my mind. If a couple that has sterilized themselves converts to the faith, what would the church require of them? Contraceptive marital acts are immoral, so would the church require … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny…

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny, a Catholic who had baptism, 1st communion, confirmation in the Faith. She in full knowledge of her large Catholic family did not seek a dispensation for their wedding in a CofE church. … Continue reading

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