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Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ remarks about “separation” of spouses

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has comments at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox, but he doesn’t mind discussion of his stuff over here. Be sure to check his other posts.
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How machinations led Paul VI in the liturgical reform

Fr. Hunwicke has an interesting post about the machinations of the late (Archbp) Annibale Bugnini with Paul VI to slam through the former’s desired changes.
Here is a taste…
(1) He relied upon dishonest people for advice. (a) From the Memoires of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know.
Reminder: Even if you know you must not go forward to receive Holy Communion, you are still obliged to go to Mass!
 

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Some good commentary on ‘Laudato si” and some bad

I’ll add more as opportunity arises.
More good commentary about Laudato si’
From Crisis: Fr. Rutler – “Saint Peter, from his fishing days, had enough hydrometeorology to know that he could not walk on water. Then the eternal Logos told him to do it, and he … Continue reading

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No Mercy for Magister

Yesterday I received a copy in Italian of the encyclical that has not yet been officially released, Laudato si’. It turns out that that copy was put on the interwebs by Sandro Magister, vaticanista. HERE
The Holy See’s spokesman Fr. Federico … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know?

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MADISON, WI: INDULGENCE ALERT and MASS FOR BENEFATORS (Confessions to be heard)

First, today, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, you can gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.
“A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who, on the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, publicly recite the act … Continue reading

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Note to readers

Over the years I have had to apply stricter and stricter moderation values on the combox so that it doesn’t degenerate into the slime you see in the comboxes of sites like the National Sodomitical Reporter or Crux or Amerika, etc.
Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE
No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and comments:
The … Continue reading

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Blog travails continue – 404 page

I don’t know whether this came from an attack or if something is a little wonky with the database, but a couple times now people have found when clicking on links to posts or comments that they are directed to … Continue reading

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