Category Archives: The Olympian Middle

More bile from CRUX

Crux Watch continues.  Are you starting to get a picture of what Crux is like? I am.
Here is a taste from today by Margery Eagan.  Tell me if this doesn’t drip bitterness and really make you want to adhere to the … Continue reading

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SHOCK! A Catholic bishop who speaks like – *gulp* – a Catholic bishop!

As you know, not to long ago Bp. Howard Hubbard was retired from his looooong tenure as Bishop of Albany.  He was succeeded by Bp. Edward Scharfenberger.
Recently Bp. Scharfenbeger gave a speech to an interfaith group in Albany.   At … Continue reading

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These days, this is what I feel is being done to our Church.

UPDATE 25 Sept:
I had a note from someone suggesting that the photoshopping with pink may have something to do with October – just around the corner – being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pink seems to be the official color for … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Giver

I went to see The Giver today, since it had been touted as a solidly pro-life movie.
It was that!
I won’t reveal any spoilers, although many of you have probably read the book.
As I watched, I suspected I was both missing things … Continue reading

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Voice of America on Holy Innocents in Manhattan: a vibrant Catholic community

There was another media story about Holy Innocents in Manhattan.  This is the only parish in Manhattan which as daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  It is a beautiful place with great people.
As you know a commission in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Special Treatment in Manhattan: “Where is the charity for this priest?”

Even the New York Times (usually aka Hell’s Bible… but not today!) has taken notice of what is going on in New York City with the parish of Holy Innocents in midtown Manhattan’s Garment District.
My emphases.  I would post many comments, … Continue reading

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Deep pockets undermine Catholic teaching through bribes

What a cheery day.
I direct the attention of the readership to this piece from the aptly-named Crisis:
Marginalizing Catholic Teaching One Grant at a Time
George Soros’ Open Society Institute is most often blamed for attempting to neutralize the abortion issue for Catholics … Continue reading

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Catholic Identity and You

I turn to my email and find a link to a piece by the Vaticanista Marco Tosatti who writes for La Stampa. He drills into the travails of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. HERE  (My translation)
In sum, in the … Continue reading

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NRO on Holy Innocents in Manhattan

Those of you who watch the Catholic blogsophere closely may have seen items about the closing of Holy Innocents Church in midtown Manhattan in New York City.
I have written about Holy Innocents, a wonderful place, many times.  HERE  and especially … Continue reading

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