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Benedict XVI: Bishops must be courageous, expect to be repeatedly beaten

But, inevitably, we will also be beaten by those who live lives opposed to the Gospel, and then we can be grateful for having been judged worthy to share in the passion of Christ. This is what Pope Benedict said today, … Continue reading

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Robert Royal to U.S. Bishops: Be men. Be gentlemen. Be kind. Stop being nice!

From The Catholic Thing: Quo Vadis – O, Bishops? By Robert Royal I am not a big fan of taking the long view. It may sometimes be wise, even necessary, in human terms. But I’m far more attracted by what … Continue reading

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USCCB meeting: Card. Dolan hits it out of the park! (Listen to the audio here.)

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I am pretty cynical about USCCB meetings.  But this time I am pretty fired up. I just listened to Cardinal Dolan’s address as President of the conference. In his address His Eminence spoke about … Continue reading

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Bishops “relieved” of their duties

At Chiesa Sandro Magister has a piece about bishops who have been deposed from their sees. It is longish, but here is some of it.  You can read the rest there: VATICAN CITY, June 15, 2012 – The old-timers of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Big groups for Confirmation. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: 56 girls were recently confirmed. Isn’t that too big a group? I would rather have smaller groups, and the Archdiocese of ___ has no shortage of auxiliary bishops and vicars. There is no requirement in canon law … Continue reading

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Pray for Bishops!

The US Bishops are going to need steel… spines in the upcoming battle for religious liberty. Bishops, however, remain human beings, sinners, susceptible to many negative pressures. And do not forget that the Enemy of the Soul hates bishops with … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 126: Benedict XVI’s important address to US Bishops on Religious Freedom and the Church in the Public Square

In this PODCAzT we drill into an important address given by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 January 2012 to the bishops of Regions 4-6 in the United States. This was Benedict’s second major discourse to US bishops who are making their ad limina … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Bishops

As I write, Pope Benedict XVI is in Africa.  For this trip his Post-Synodal Exhortation (following the Synod on Africa) has been released with the title Africae munus.  It is a long, “omnibus” document.  We can look at a few … Continue reading

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“Not because I hate bishops, because I love them.”

I have made the argument that John Paul II slowly shifted the character of the episcopate in the USA.   Eventually, the balance shifted.  The balance is shifting in presbyterates.  The balance is shifting in seminaries. When the numbers grow high … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests crossing their stoles… not

From a reader: I’ve noticed that there seems to be a trend where priests don’t cross their stole anymore. If some do, they are ridiculed. Why has this happened? Where to begin. Really?  Ridiculed?  I have never heard or seen … Continue reading

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