Category Archives: The future and our choices

Bp. Zubik (D. Pittburgh): “The No. 1 priority has to be, ‘We need to make our worship better.’”

I was sent an article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Bp. David Zubik and his view of, plans for the Diocese entrusted to his care. Apparently the horizon is pretty dark for the Church in Pittsburgh (as it is in … Continue reading

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Italian Islamic leader wants legal recognition of polygamy

Now that “gay” (I hate that word now)  rights are secured, thanks to a feckless few unelected justices on the SCOTUS, the next barriers to be broken down are, first, polygamy, and then pedophilia. I saw at Crux … Italian … Continue reading

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Swetland v. Spencer: Is Islam a “Religion of Peace” – a hot debate

UPDATE: As a follow up, John Zmirak at Stream weighs in on Swetland’s position that you, dear readers, as Catholics must accept that Islam really is “Religion of Peace” because, he says, Vatican II and other documents, says so.  If you don’t … Continue reading

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START TODAY! 54 Day Rosary For Our Nation – 15 August (Assumption) through 7 October (O.L. of the Rosary)

Can we agree that our nation – I mean these USA – need some serious intervention and graces from God?  I fear that if we don’t change our collective ways, God will either intervene somewhat less gently.  Otherwise, He’ll owe … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 151: Pius X’s encyclical On Teaching Christian Doctrine

Today we are going to hear St. Pope Pius X’s encyclical letter of 1905 on Catechetics, On Teaching Christian Doctrine, Acerbo nimis.  This could have been offered to us today. As you listen, tune your ear for how Pius talks about … Continue reading

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Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque with Taxpayer Funding

This makes me angry. From Independent Sentinel: Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque with Taxpayer Funding Muslims are converting a former Roman Catholic church into mosque. The plan, approved by US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, is … Continue reading

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The biggest problem today is Mass “facing the people”

I’ve written about Prof. Robert Spaemann before (e.g., HERE).  Even though German theologians today set a low bar for clarity and orthodoxy, Spaemann is clearly the best working theologian among them.  And he is faithful.  He is quite close to … Continue reading

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LESBIANS! UNITE AGAINST OPPRESSION!

This entry has a convoluted origin, but here goes… I saw a story at Stream about a lesbian couple who are suing New Jersey, which is oppressing them.  Get this… Erin and Marianne Krupa, a lesbian couple struggling to get … Continue reading

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Islamic State corrects Pope Francis: Yes, this is a religious war.

To paraphrase Trotsky, you might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. At Christianity Today there is a sobering piece every leader in the Church should read.  My emphases. Islamic State attacks Pope, says its war against Christians … Continue reading

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Who are the members of the new “women deacons” study group?

The Holy Father appointed a committee to study – again – the notion of ordination of women as deacons.  This was already studied by the International Theological Commission, which leaned away from the possibility of sacramental ordination. It is good to … Continue reading

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Paris Police quash protest over church demolition

The day after the funeral of Fr. Jacques Hamel, slain at the altar by Islamic terrorists, police storm a church in Paris, destined for demolition, and drag out the protesters.  Find the story HERE. St. Rita is in the 15th. … Continue reading

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Priests, bishops: Stop what you are doing and read.

I warmly direct the priestly and episcopal readership here to These Stone Walls, the blog of Fr. Gordon MacRae, an innocent priest unjustly jailed. He has a deeply moving and poignant post today which I won’t try to summarize or … Continue reading

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Belgian priest injured in knife attack

From the Catholic Herald: Fr Jos Vanderlee, 65, was rushed to hospital following the attack, but his condition is not thought to be critical A priest in Belgium was stabbed, after letting an asylum seeker into his home to use … Continue reading

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“People can do just about whatever they want.”

The events of the last few days prompt me to go back to something I read at LifeSite waaaaay back on 8 July (which in blog years is about a decade). Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence nailed it when he said, … Continue reading

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“Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven”

At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which … Continue reading

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