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“The Church will become small and will have to start afresh …”

Back in 1969 theologian Joseph Ratzinger made some comments about our Catholic future.  They were included in his  Faith and the Future published by Ignatius Press in 2009. The church will become small and will have to start afresh more … Continue reading

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Why A Religious Model for the State Is Not Good

Ask everybody and they’ll all agree it’s a good thing priests don’t run the world. I agree with this view. I also believe it’s even better that members of religious orders don’t run the world, whether they are Sisters of Mercy … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday of Lent – our new spiritual view

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum.: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, … Continue reading

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Common ground?

Via the great Vincenzo: Remember his promises at Notre Dame?  The hopes of Card. Cottier?  The excuses of Doug Kmiec? The panting of L’Osservatore Romano? Don’t forget that Vincenzo has the Pius Clocks!

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Bp. Lori responds for USCCB to America Magazine’s cave in on Pres. Obama’s HHS attack

Jesuit-controlled America Magazine recently caved in to the Obama Administration in the matter of Pres. Obama’s attack on the 1st Amendment and on the Catholic Church.  In their role as a pipe for the Magisterium of Nuns, the magazine undercut … Continue reading

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A more cheerful One Child Policy!

If Pres. Obama has his way, this will coming to a neighborhood near you. From the Beeb: China to overhaul ‘threatening’ one-child slogans By Viv Marsh BBC News China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its … Continue reading

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A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.

A good sermon on 5 February 2012 by Fr. Sammie Maletta at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. You will not regret the 11 minutes you spend. [wp_youtube]ltTd81XpDnc[/wp_youtube] Good job, Father. WDTPRS kudos.

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Pres. Obama and apologies

This puts it in perspective:

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QUAERITUR: Books for singing the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin

From a reader: I know that the Liber Usualis and the Graduale are the two main places to find the appropriate chants for any given feast day in the Extraordinary form of the Mass, but I was wondering where one … Continue reading

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Saturday confession reminder

It is Saturday during Lent. Please think about going to confession. You might consider offering to give a ride to someone who is shut-in or without transportation.

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“America Magazine ran away, bravely ran away, away!”

I saw this by Matthew Archbold on the site of the Cardinal Newman Society about America Magazine‘s role in defending the Church against Pres. Obama’s attack on the 1st Amendment: ARCHBOLD: America Mag Bails on the Fight for Religious Liberty Run … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Color of vestments for Stations of the Cross. WDTPRS POLL

From a priest reader: Father, any chance of a discussion and/or priests’ poll about the color of cope (or any cope at all) used for Stations of the Cross? When I speak to priests about this, there seems to be … Continue reading

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Free contraception is good for big business abortion

Abortion is big business.  Merchants of death such as Planned Parenthood, and now apparently the White House, know this.  Therefore they promote promiscuity, which will lead to more abortions which will produce more profits.  It isn’t difficult.  As part of … Continue reading

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Tips for Lent from a bishop

Now that we are one whole day into Lent, I bring your attention to something posted on the USCCB blog by His Excellency Most Rev. David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay and chairman of the Committee on Evangelization. Remember that … Continue reading

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“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”

From the Knights of Columbus. Some good quotes in this video. [wp_youtube]kwqHRkyBlQ4[/wp_youtube]

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