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Yet another group of dissidents forms … where else?….

Get this from the Irish Examiner: Umbrella group aims to speak for Catholics By Claire O’Sullivan Friday, November 09, 2012 A new lay organisation which wants to articulate the views and opinions of mainstream Irish Catholics is being established. [The … Continue reading

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Our Catholic future and the war of attrition: an object lesson

It is interesting to compare dioceses for the numbers of their vocations to the priesthood.  Some swanky and tony dioceses have few.  Some fly-over dioceses have many.  What are they doing differently?  Which are the differentiating factors?  Is it something … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick in Ireland

For your Brick By Brick file comes this good news. I learned from a friend (and I think the news is now getting around) that the Institute of Christ the King has obtained a church in Limerick, Ireland. The rather … Continue reading

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Stop the whining LCWR. You aren’t the only group getting an extreme make-over.

Long-time lax catholics may not enjoy the resection and sutures the physicians of the CDF and the USCCB are applying to certain groups within Holy Church, but, as St. Augustine once preached, a doctor doesn’t stop cutting just because the … Continue reading

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The Holy Father received the new Ambassador from Ireland!

You may recall that Ireland closed its embassy to the Holy See in Rome.  I made the wry recommendation that the Holy See might conduct all its business with Ireland from a desk at the Nunciature in England. I now … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s good lesson in liberal tactics

As you watch the coverage of various dust-ups in the Church watch for a particular tactic used by the liberal left. A great example comes to us today from the site of the National catholic Fishwrap about dissident priests in … Continue reading

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New scandal to hit Ireland?

As the first line of the following says, this isn’t a story you are likely to see covered by the New York Times. A new sex scandal may be stirring up in Ireland. On Media Report we read this: Huge … Continue reading

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Holy See – Irish “relations”

The Irish government has confirmed a decision to close its embassy to the Holy See. Thus, the Irish Times. They are sticking to their excuse of budget cuts.  Thus, AP. I would remind the Irish that there are more Catholics … Continue reading

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Ireland: Eucharistic Congress

Some of you may be wondering already about a spring or summer trip.  Perhaps you could combine it with a pilgrimage to a place where prayer is needed.  A priest friend reminded me about the Eucharistic Congress to take place … Continue reading

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Tales of the weird and wacky: Ireland Today.

In the Independent, you find that Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe in Ireland, (who used to be a member of the Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei”, by the way) was investigated for a homily he gave. A HOMILY delivered … Continue reading

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