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- TonyO: Can critics of the critics point to a dogmatic definition of the infallibil ity of canonizati ons? No. There is no such dogmatic definition . However, dogmatic definition s are not the only...
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): Can critics of the critics point to a dogmatic definition of the infallibil ity of canonizati ons? Opinions of theologian s, however exalted, do not count. Even Aquinas...
- Man-o-words: Rails, not fails. I really hate phone keyboards. . .
- teachermom24: I have no memory of his election (“Ca tholicR 21; was not even on my radar at the time), but I do have distinct memory of his death as it came the year after my entry into...
- Man-o-words: I think, percusio, that the m.o. here is the long list of other “con fusing revelation s” associated with the pope who fails against clericalis m and then cannonizes clergy...
- TitanTom: You lost me attacking “hom ilies delivered by a fat, middle class half educated minister.& #8221; I think the Church would be well served with middle class young men, after discer...
- Percusio: Seems to me that if a person is to doubt the validity or actuality of the canonizati on of a saint they had better have more than the evidence, but a rational and accepted modus operan...
- Benedict Joseph: I was just twenty-sev en. My first thought was “…thank God. But don’t tell that to anyone.” I just knew he was going to get things back on track. Well, he didn’t, but he kept us...
- michael de cupertino: For those who may be interested or are looking for more traditiona l Catholic content, Fr. Erlenbush posts reflection s and some essays newtheolog icalmoveme nt.blogspo t.com,...
- Livewire: Someone who knows who partook in a gay, cocaine fueled orgie in the CDF apartment and didn’ ;t excommunic ate that priest and someone who stands in front of that Christmas Creche and...
- tho: I don’ t mean to downplay the loss of life, but Vatican II and it’s spirit, was like an atomic bomb dropped on the sensibilit ies of way too many Catholics, both lay and cleric...
- mrjaype: Anita, I always thought that canonizati ons are infallible . Is there still room for uncertaint y about the eternal state of these souls?
- dinsdale: My memory of this event pales in comparison to this account from a student in Krakow: “I was walking down a street in Krakow on my way home, when suddenly all around me windows and...
- Kathleen10: The men who run the church will continue on their path until they run the entire church into the ground. Nothing known to man is going to cause them to pause and reflect, and certai...
- The Cobbler: ^ What chantgirl said!
- Unwilling: Back in the ’70s , drowning hard-ident ity Catholics like us said about Paul vi things very like what we now [despairin gly] say or think about Francis. I recall the chaos and...
- MrsMacD: I have one son that is colour blind and three that are borderline colourblin d. I suppose this would be a good argument for memorizing those parts of the Mass.
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): I must admit to being among the ranks of people who have a problem with this canonizati on. Maybe this incident will prompt, in some not-too-di stant-yet future pontifi...
- WmHesch: Let’s not forget that it was Benedict XVI who, 2012, declared Paul VI lived a life of “heroic virtue”. The Causa’s Positio is NOT re-examine d when he’s declared Blessed or Saint.
- jovan66102: Father asks, ‘Whe re were you when you heard the news… ;’. I was walking down Oread Avenue in Lawrence, KS, when I saw a newspaper headline. I was not yet a Cathol...
- Dan: “Can one divorce the fruits of a Pope’s pontificat e from how he lived he vocation as Pope” ; calls to mind a bible verse̶ 1; “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in...
- Fr. Kelly: I was a sophomre in High School. We had just moved to the US of A from Ireland where we had mourned the death of Pual VI. I started in a new school as a sophomore so I was experienci ng...
- Elizabeth D: I was 4 months old! And John Paul II was my third Pope already! I have no memory of it, sadly.
- jaykay: It was 17.18 pm our time, so I was still at work. Probably didn’ ;t hear about it until I got home at about 20.00 (as it was then, so is it now) and heard the evening news, given the...
- hwriggles4: Nathan, well put. One of my parish priests is a Pastoral Provision priest. Fr. Longnecker gets this too. This “all our welcome ” does concern me. I am a CCD teacher and I am...
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- Some good news from Montana, a laugh, and some reactions to Paul VI canonization
- 16 October 1978: Election of John Paul II – 40 YEARS!
- Archbp. Chaput interviewed by The Pill – #sodoclericalism
- Fr. Longenecker: “ALL ARE WELCOME…TO WHAT EXACTLY?”
- #Synod2018 concerns in a couple of sharp sentences. Then Fr. Z rants.
- 15 Oct: St. Teresa, calendars and fascinating fountains! (A note to NAC seminarians and Rome denizens.)
- ASK FATHER: Celebrating Conciliar Saint Popes in the Traditional Roman Rite
- The future of the Church (hint – NOT #Synod2018)
- How the Left rolls
- #Synod2018 underway but there are no rules. Making it up as they go?
- ASK FATHER: Coalition in Support of “Ecclessia Dei” – What’s up?
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- Dodging Global Extinction Events
- VIDEO: Pro-abortion propaganda v. Catholics in NYC
- JUST TOO COOL: The ‘tricolours’ ensign of Le Généreux, captured by Nelson on display
- ASK FATHER: Pastor won’t allow TLM wedding in “his church”
- WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: Fascinating Collect, seminar on grace!
- The unhinged Left now turns to satanism, witchcraft to fight Pres. Trump, Justice Kavanaugh
- SSPX Superior Fr. Pagliarani interview: “we have to have souls ready for all sorts of sacrifices”
- What to do with former-Card. McCarrick’s galero in the @WashArchdiocese Cathedral
- Something fun for Friday
- ASK FATHER: ” I feel that my Faith is just being torn apart”
- URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Australia and removal of all abortion restrictions
- Francis accepted Card. Wuerl’s two year old resignation, wrote him a Letter
- ASK FATHER: Official Latin of Fatima Rosary Prayer
- NOTE TO READERS about email and contact
- Anniversary of John XXIII’s 1962 “Gaudet Mater Ecclesia” and how it has been misused #Synod2018 #VaticanII #podcast
- ASK FATHER: Is “Amoris laetitia” really translated “The Exuberance of Lust”?
- Certain sins bring infestation of demons: horrid #sodoclericalism “parties” close to the most important places in the Vatican
- VARIA: Concrete parish project of reparation (PDF); Fighting back in Chicago; Disasters, death and YOU!; a little Latin (AUDIO); some super Catholic trivia.
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Fr. Ray Blake
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, intrepid PP of Brighton, has a strong post upon which you might reflect.
Peronism and Corruption
I had a lesson in Peronism from an Argentinian waiter recently, in Argentina he was a PPE graduate.
Peronism, he said, was … Continue reading
A couple people in my email have referred to the pseudo-anonymous offering Il Papa Dittatore – The Dictator Pope as “The Book”. My post HERE
No… The Book™ remains Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church – US HERE – UK HERE
However, Il … Continue reading
Let’s be clear about something. There is nothing more vicious than a liberal. For over 30 years I dealt with this first hand and I have the ecclesial scars on my back and in my heart to prove it.
My friend … Continue reading
What is it like in your parish church before and after Mass? Is it still, recollected, decorous? It is agitated, busy, undignified? Is it silent? Is it noisy?
Can we separate our identity as Catholics from our decorum in our churches?
Yesterday I … Continue reading
I was sent this video today, though it is from last year. This is from the Church of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, where the great PP is my friend Fr. Ray Blake.
Looks like an ad orientem altar, doesn’t it.
I … Continue reading
I have lately mused about vocations. Last Sunday was the Day of Prayer for Vocations. What I mean by vocations, by the way, is vocations to the priesthood. Yes, yes… I think about religious life as well. When I think … Continue reading
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the mighty PP of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, has a good reflection today contrasting and comparing celebration of the newer form of Holy Mass and the older, traditional form, with comments about “leadership”. He makes … Continue reading
I received a note from the MC at my friend Fr. Ray Blake’s parish in Brighton. They recently had a retreat which ended with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Premonstratensian Rite (Norbertine). There are some fine photos. … Continue reading
I direct the readership’s attention to a post by my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great PP of Brighton. He makes a great point about the Holy See’s treatment of the LCWR and treatment given to the Franciscan Friars of … Continue reading
The best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, has an interview with the Bishop of Portsmouth, Most Rev. Philip Egan.
Bp. Egan has been, rightly I think, identified with a new wave of bishops who were being appointed during … Continue reading
Sirens are blaring. The low rumble of enemy bombers fills the night sky. The Blitz is on.
I have to pull myself away from fighting for truth, justice and the American Way.
Not since Lend Lease has it been so necessary for … Continue reading
My good friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a good post:
Mysogynistic, Homophobic, Fascist, Racist and Xenophobic
I find it quite frightening on how badly prepared the Church in England and Wales is to … Continue reading
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The great p.p. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magadalen has this great post:
The Wrecks of Walsingham
[attributed to Sir Philip Howard]
In the wrecks of WalsinghamWhom should I chooseBut the Queen … Continue reading