Tag Archives: The Tablet

Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham likely to have Masses “ad orientem”

This was reported on the site of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet).
Priests to face east at ordinariate Masses
21 October 2011
Masses celebrated by priests in the ordinariate are likely to be ad orientem, according to one of its leaders. While … Continue reading

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The Pope, The Pill, and the Renewed Babylonian Captivity of the Church

Robert Mickens has shared the angst of his publication The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill) about a piece of clothing.  Not just any clothing, papal clothing.
Pope Benedict, Yes, Benedict XVI wore over his choir dress a stole decorated with the … Continue reading

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A new twist on attacking the new, corrected translation.

Do you remember the “What If We Just Say Wait?” priest in Seattle?  Fr. Michael G. Ryan tried to rouse up a movement to block the process of the new, corrected English translation of the Missale Romanum.  He had a … Continue reading

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Hate-filled editorial by The Tablet: Extraordinary Form, clericalism, and child abuse

From The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU486).  Make a decision before you read this to remain cool and composed.  I worked on this a few days ago, but set it aside and then turned my own heat down … Continue reading

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Mickens of The Pill K.O.’s “Universae Ecclesiae”!

Robert Mickens of The Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU486), found something really wrong with Universae Ecclesiae, something truly disturbing.
Some puir slow-witted gowk in the CDF or Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” screwed up the title or “incipit” of the Instruction … Continue reading

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Robert Mickens on Pope Benedict and Summorum Pontificum. It is to laugh.

Damian Thompson has rightly shared with us Robert Micken’s little trip to the zoo.  Mr. Mickens, Rome correspondent for The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU486), has taken exception to Pope Benedict and the provisions of Summorum Pontificum.
I’ll leave … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England already attacked in The Tablet

A while back I told you that in England some priests have started a new Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. They want a Confraternity which is faithful to Catholic doctrine and their identity as Catholic priests. I know quite … Continue reading

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A note about The Tablet

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the p.p. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, posted this about The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill).
Keep in mind this may be hard to substantiate.
Shops seem to be closing all over Brighton, more of my … Continue reading

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Halcyon days

The National Catholic Fishwrap published an encomium of Fr. Hans Küng written by the former editor of The Tablet.
It’s kinda sweet, actually.
Rather like overhearing three spinsters muse about halcyon days when a cup of coffee cost a nickel and the … Continue reading

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The Tablet online edition = Grima Wormtongue

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this analysis piece by William Oddie.  My emphases and comments.
There are various perspectives from which we can view the papal visit: and one of them is as a PR exercise. … Continue reading

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