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9 OCT – LONDON – MASS for Feast of Bl. John Henry Newman

On Thursday, 9 October, a Solemn Mass in the Ordinariate use of the Roman Rite will be offered at the Ordinariate central church in London, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory (Warwick St.).
The Mass will be celebrated by … Continue reading

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Liberals and the exercise of authority

When liberals, dissidents, progressivists, whatever, sense that things are not going their way, they rise up against the exercise of authority by the hierarchy.  ”The institutional church is repressing the prophetic spirit-filled people!”, they cry.
When liberals (see above) sense that … Continue reading

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ATTENTION MEN: Pluscarden Abbey Monastic Experience Weekend

One of you readers sent this and, especially for my friends across the Pond, I share it here:
Pluscarden Abbey in Moray in NE Scotland is holding a monastic experience weekend for Catholic men aged between 18-35 in November. Pluscarden is … Continue reading

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We are at your planet’s tipping point!

My Roman Curia calendar indicates that the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:29 GMT (I like using the retro GMT).   So, it occurs today, 23 September in some places.  Here at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, the Equinox takes … Continue reading

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Talk Like A Pirate Day – FOOT NOTE

Now for some important news.
I am happy to report that I was greeted a few times with “YARRRR!” yesterday, once in the bishop’s office.
A footnote is offered… just one foot-note, of course… to yesterday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Frequent commentator … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass sighting

I am hoping for an widespread outbreak of Pontifical Masses in the traditional form of the Roman Rite.
Thus, I was pleased to receive photos of a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke when he … Continue reading

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Pope Francis tells NBC reporter he intends to visit Philadelphia

While the Holy Father’s possible visit to Philadelphia for a congress on the family has been hedged about with cautious language, today we have greater clarity about what Francis wants.  From NBC:
Pope Francis Tells NBC News He’ll Pay Philadelphia a … Continue reading

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A follow up on the MOOS for the ordination of women

You will recall that our old pal Phyllis Zagano, a writer for the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), promoted her MOOS for the ordination of women.
MOOS means, I understand, a “Massive Online Open Seminar”.  It seems it was not entirely … Continue reading

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My view for awhile

Back on the road after the great Legatus meeting and a few short days with my mother.

Now I am heading North, but not immediately to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue. No . I get to … Continue reading

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March for Life Solidarity – Your News?

I am in solidarity today with everyone who is participating in the March for Life, in Washington DC and elsewhere.
My first experience of the March for Life in Washington was last year. A great experience and a cold experience, … Continue reading

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