Author Archives: Tim Ferguson

About Tim Ferguson

A canonist and judge on a marriage tribunal, student of Latin, history and theology with a particular interest in liturgy, the Middle Ages, penguins and the Green Bay Packers

In honor of the “ordination” today

Today, on a boat in Pittsburgh, 12 women are pretending to get ordained. In their honor, a little riff on Gilligan’s Island has been written:

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Vice President Accidentally Shoots Hunting Buddy

Vice President Richard Cheney <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/12/D8FNRALG0.html">accidentally shot Harry Whittington</a>, a millionaire Texan, while the two were on a quail hunting trop this past weekend. Mr. Whittington is in stable condition, and recovering well, after getting peppered with the shotgun fire.
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Allocution to the Roman Rota

Following tradition, Pope Benedict addressed himself at the beginning of the year to the judges and other canonists of the Roman Rota, the court which deals primarily as the court of appeal for matrimonial nullity cases. This annual allocution is … Continue reading

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Young Priest, Old Priest

Via the Rome Report, an interesting article by Tim Drake from the National Catholic Register on the difficulties faced by newly ordained priests. As a friend of many young priests from different parts of the world, the tensions Drake … Continue reading

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Discourse on divorce in Ecorse, of course

I went to do an annulment talk last night at a parish in a little town downriver called Ecorse. Unfortunately, no one showed up. I waited for 15-20 minutes, until the pastor came in, apologized – they had promoted the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Vatican II

At long last, the English translation of Pope Benedict’s December 22 speech to the Roman Curia has been posted online. In it, His Holiness reflects on four important items from the past year. First, the passing of his predecessor, John Paul II; secondly, World Youth Day in Cologne; thirdly, the Synod on the Eucharist and lastly the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council. Continue reading

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