Category Archives: Classic Posts

Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Those of you who wonder why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the American Bishops initiated a reform of the leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), should take a little trip down memory lane.
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“If I were the Devil…”

Liberals demand that you deny common sense and they reduce the supernatural to the natural.
Paul Harvey on 13 October 1964

The third session of Vatican II was going on when this was on air.

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Santorum’s Catholicism, candidacy, and Archbp. Chaput’s address “The Vocation of Christians in American Public Life”

It is timely to haul this old PODCAzT out of cold storage.  In light of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s comments about Pres. Kennedy and Catholicism and the public square, let’s review Archbp. Chaput’s outstanding address in Houston in 2010.
This could … Continue reading

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BUGINICARE DEVELOPMENTS

Back in 2009 I posted about:
BUGNINICARE
UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL-CARE REFORM FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
(Socialized Worship)
Taking his cue from post-war European national health care programs, Annibale Bugnini, assisted by a small circle of spiritual-care specialists and church policy makers, spearheaded a massive … Continue reading

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Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law”

The pontificate of Paul VI produced many a disaster, in my opinion, but when it came to a crucial turning point, in the face of diabolical opposition Paul VI issued Humane vitae.
I suspect many of you have never actually read … Continue reading

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1953 – Pius XII to American seminarians: be holy, be heroes, be officers of the Church Militant

In looking for a quote by Pius XII, a reader directed me, us, to a speech of Ven. Pius XII delivered on 14 October 1953 (Acta Apostolicae Sedis 45 (1953) pp 679 ff.) at the opening of the North American … Continue reading

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Wherein is found Fr. Z’s annual singing rant on Advent vestments. WDTPRS POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations be overshadowed by the implementation of the new, corrected translations, herebelow I rant.
I think this liturgical abuse is fading, but we … Continue reading

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Must read: Archbp. Chaput’s address at U of Pennsylvania

Everyone should read the Most Rev. Charles Chaput’s (Archbp. of Philadelphia) 7 November speech at the University of Pennsylvania.
HERE.
Excerpt:
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Most of us here tonight believe that we have basic rights that come with the special dignity of being human. These rights … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New editions of the Roman Missal SIDE BY SIDE

Yesterday I was at Leaflet Missal Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The Church goods section there, run by John, can provide priests with the best traditional stuff.
John of Church Goods put out all the US editions of the new, corrected … Continue reading

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A great anecdote

My friend the great p.p. of Blackfen, about to celebrate the parish’s patronal feast, His Hermeneuticalness the mighty Fr. Finigan, has a great anecdote about the late and lamented Michael Davies.  Be sure to read Fr. Finigan’s whole entry, which … Continue reading

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