Daily Archives: 20 February 2016

It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives.

The other day Pope Francis, in the infamous post-Mexico airplane presser, said: Paolo VI – il grande! – in una situazione difficile, in Africa, ha permesso alle suore di usare gli anticoncezionali per i casi di violenza. … Paul VI … Continue reading

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Pope Donald

It seems that, the presidency not being enough, The Donald is running for Pope. This is from A-CNN: Converted Trump Now Running for Pope In shocking news first reported a week ago, businessman Donald Trump has converted to Catholicism and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Movie “Risen” is a “resurrection mystery” and a reflection on death

I went to see Risen yesterday. It starts like a mystery novel/show, but not a murder mystery. It’s a resurrection mystery. Its starting point is the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, which could become a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Excommunication of lay people for attending women’s fake ordination?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A local Protestant affiliated hospital in my city hosted a so-called WomanPriest recently. She purported to confect the Eucharist in their chapel. This “event” received zero publicity (to my surprise). The usual small gaggle of grey … Continue reading

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Fr. Scalia’s Sermon at Justice Scalia’s Mass, Death, and Your Funeral Plans

Today I watched the broadcast of the funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  It was held at the National Shrine in Washington DC. A couple points. First, Justice Scalia’s son, Fr. Paul Scalia of the Diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Returning to the Church from schism

From a reader… I’ve heard a lot recently about ordinary priests being given the power to lift excommunications for abortion, what with the Year of Mercy. What about other sins that carry an automatic excommunication, like schism? I left the … Continue reading

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