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QUAERITUR: What to say if confessing to a bishop, cardinal, pope?

From a reader:
If you were confessing to a Bishop or a Cardinal or even the Holy
Father would you say “Bless me Bishop” or “Bless me your Eminence” etc
etc?
Sure.  You could do it that way.  If would be proper.  But you … Continue reading

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The left-wing jihad against Bp. Robert Finn examined

Some of the most vicious attacks I have ever seen on a Catholic bishop from the catholic and the secular left, have been launched at His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Lately, the Kansas … Continue reading

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The Theological Studies dust up, NCR, creeping infallibility, and the ecclesial vocation of the theologian

There is a bit of a dust up concerning the journal Theological Studies, a prominent English language publication, sometimes useful and much venerated by liberals.
In 2004 Theological Studies published an article by two theologians arguing that the Church should change … Continue reading

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ZAGANO WATCH: UPDATE!

I am told that Phyllis Zagano, who works for the National Catholic Reporter, is still calling around in order to make trouble for me and harm my reputation.
I wrote about her here.
You will recall that her personally aimed jihad began … Continue reading

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Waiting for Zagano

For some time now I have been getting emails and phone calls from friends with reports that someone who writes for the National Catholic Reporter aka Fishwrap, Phyllis Zagano, has been sniffing around looking for dirt about me.  Zagano hasn’t … Continue reading

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A visit to the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (D. KC)

I have written before about the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. They were invited to the diocese by His Excellency Robert Finn, the ordinary of the region.
The sisters are building … Continue reading

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Protected: NCR owes Bp. Finn an apology for an insulting analogy – follow-up

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Finally another reaction about NCR’s insulting article

Late is better than never.
From CNA with my emphases and comments.
Catholic leaders rip ‘ludicrous’ article that argues celibacy causes abuse
By Marianne Medlin
Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders are calling a recent National Catholic Reporter [aka … Continue reading

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D. Kansas City-St. Joseph: press release about controversies

The secular press in Kansas City, MO and the ultra-liberal, doctrine-dissenting, KC-based National catholic Reporter have been busy trying to tear the guts out of the diocese and Most Rev. Robert Finn, bishop, but not yet martyr.
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Support Bishop Finn: proposal for prayers, penance against the attacks of Hell.

Again, in regard to the dust up in the Diocese of Kansas City -St. Joseph, over at SERVIAM there is a very good proposal, couched in the no-nonsense language we like around here at WDTPRS.

In Support of Bishop Finn
by RJS … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

I wonder if we have gotten to a point in the wealthy West where the erosion of culture and mores is so advanced that the notion of fatherhood is simply an option.  In vast swathes of society fathers … Continue reading

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The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

You have probably seen news about the case of a priest in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph who had photos from different sources, some he took, of children.
Bp. Robert Finn is taking some heat about Fr. Ratigan, a bloke … Continue reading

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Everything’s up to date in Kansas City, MO.

I caught this excellent post over at SERVIAM!
And while the sweet sounds of bats upon balls heralds another year of America’s Pastime, the spring training to which I refer is of an even more sacred kind (as hard … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn on the defense of human life

On the The Catholic Key, blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph comes this, which will also be in print.
The great Bp. Robert Finn… with my emphases.
March for Life: Culmination of Many Efforts to Support and … Continue reading

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Kansas City, MO: Cause for Sainthood for Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey

Here is some good news from the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph:
Diocese Granted Jurisdiction in Historic Process
Half a world away from a shrine that attracts millions of Christian and Muslim pilgrims each year, a Cause for the Beatification … Continue reading

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A new cause for beatification opens in the US… with a twist…

Here is an interesting piece of news from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph where His Excellency Most. Rev. Robert Finn has the reins.  From the blog of the diocesan newspaper The Catholic Key:
Beatification Cause for Founder of Mary’s House … Continue reading

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An Alarming Development near… The Vortex

I was alarmed today to see an article in the National Catholic Fishwrap… Reporter  … wait for it and put down your freshly brewed Mystic Monk Coffee…
… praising His Excellency Bp. Robert Finn of Kansas City-Joseph.
Alarming indeed.
I wondered: Did … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City-St.J) on vocations

This is the Year of Priests.  I think it is fair, especially during this year, when talking about the Year of Priests, we talk about vocations to the priesthood.
Let us not forget that every person has a vocation.  All vocations … Continue reading

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Wonderful investiture of Benedictine postulants in Kansas City

We talk a great deal, and rightly so, about praying for vocations among men.   We must also pray both that women will answer a call and also have a place to go to realize that vocation.
Traditional communities of women … Continue reading

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KC Bp. Finn – Priesthood Sunday in the Year For Priests

A reader alerted me to this from the upcoming edition of The Catholic Key:
October 25: Priesthood Sunday in the Year For PriestsBy Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph
We have in our Diocese of Kansas City-St. … Continue reading

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