Category Archives: The future and our choices

“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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Pope: To attract people more easily tone down teachings, relax severity… NOT.

Recently I read this quote from Pope Leo XIII’s 1899 Letter (sometimes called Encyclical, sometimes Apostolic) on the heresy of Americanism Testem benevolentiae:
The underlying principle of these new opinions [Americanism] is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from … Continue reading

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Card. De Paolis on communion for divorced, remarried: “If approved, the consequences would be of unprecedented gravity.”

The outline of features for the next Synod of Bishops in October 2015, or Lineamenta, has been released.  The Lineamenta is based on the last Synod’s final document, the Relatio Synodi.  For the Relatio, the members of the Synod voted on each paragraph.  According to the … Continue reading

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Catholic League on anti-Catholic Minnesota Public Radio

From the Catholic League:

Minnesota Public Radio Is A Scam
December 10, 2014
Bill Donohue comments on Minnesota Public Radio:
National Public Radio is no friend of Catholicism, but usually it tries to hide its bias. By contrast, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is so … Continue reading

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Latin American Catholicism, the jury is still out

If we Catholics don’t know our Faith, we can’t live it. If we don’t know it, we can’t share it. As the old phrase says, “Nemo dat, quod non ‘got’!” If we are not knowledgeable, articulate and forthright in expressing … Continue reading

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Fr. Tim Finigan: “Isn’t Margate terrific?”

From the newly retooled Catholic Herald, the best Catholic weekly in the UK comes this abut my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, who was in the autumn transferred from his parish in Blackfen to far-flung Margate, where Turner painted and where … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire.
RIGHT NOW… they … Continue reading

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One of the aims of reform of the Roman Curia – weaken it.

One of the things I have been saying all along is one aim during the present pontificate is the reduction of the number of Cardinal Prefects and Presidents (and therefore Archbishop Secretaries) in dicasteries of the Roman Curia.
Put several dicasteries … Continue reading

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Sheriff on Ferguson and “racial divide”

Here is one of the best interviews I have heard about the situation in Ferguson, MO.
Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County.  I like this guy.

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ISIS to children: ‘Convert! Say the words!’ Children to ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem.
Some scholars of Late Antiquity are skeptical about or even scoff at the ancient tales about Christian children who refused to renounce Christ even in the face of terrible pain and fear.
Even in our modern period, … Continue reading

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