Daily Archives: 24 September 2009

Cardinal Castrillon’s reaction to Swedish Bp. Arborelius: “calumny”

I don’t have the time and energy to do the translation at the moment, but I thought I would help get this interesting piece from Fides et Forma His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon, former President of the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei … Read More


Wanna read some comments under an NCR post?

I am sure you remember how the NCR instrumentalized an old priest of the Diocese of Kansas City, MO, to attack his bishop… NCR’s bishop… His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn. NCR published a letter from a priest of the … Read More

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Unbleached beeswax candles – where to get them?

Our friends over at NLM have a really good entry about sources for unbleached beeswax candles used for Requiem Masses. Here is the post: Sourcing Unbleached Beeswax Altar Candles One of our priestly readers wrote in with the question of … Read More

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Archbp. Nienstedt (StP/Mpls) on health care reform

In his weekly column on the site of the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese, The Catholic Spirit, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has some observations about health care. My emphases and comments. … Read More


Archbp. Nauman responds to HHS Sec. Sebelius, pro-abortion Catholic

I found this at The Catholic Key: Archbishop Naumann Responds to Sebelius’ WaPo Interview Claim Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down for an interview with the Washington Post. When asked about last year’s request by Kansas City, Kansas … Read More

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Espresso: Italian Church imposing discipline on liturgical music [POLL ALERT]

The affliction many people experience each week in church from the music choices and choosers is not limited to the Anglophone world.  You should hear the stuff they play in churches in Italy. You feel like you are drowning in … Read More

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Pres. Obama’s “science czar”: compusory involuntary abortion because of climate change

From WorldNetDaily there are some comments about Pres. Obama’s "Science Czar" John Holdren. Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even … Read More

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A report about that TV program in Sweden

From a reader in Sweden about the TV transmission on the SSPX Bp. Williamson thing: A brief report from Sweden regarding the documentary from Sweden, yesterday evening. The documentary "Uppdrag granskning" was mostly a boring failure: very, very little was … Read More


Nuts and bolts and books and coffee and cables

First and foremost, I want you all to know that last Monday I said Mass for the intention of benefactors, including those who have been good enough to make donations or send things from the wish list. Therefore, thanks are … Read More

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24 Sept: Our Lady of Walsingham

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 … Read More

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Canonist Ed Peters on Archbp. Burke on the Kennedy funeral

The other day I posted that His Excellency Most Rev. Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, spoke in Washington DC.  He said in clear terms that Catholic politicians who publicly commit scandal by promoting immoral policies also contrary to … Read More

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Another mess around SSPX Bp. Williamson. Timed to harm the upcoming talks?

Once more controversy is stirred around SSPX Bp. Williamson and the Holy See’s Press Office.  What did X, Y, Z know and when did they know it? Check Rorate and the Italian site Fides et Forma here and here and … Read More

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Oakland: Pontifical TLM

I picked up from NLM that His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland, … … [l]ast Sunday, September 20, … offered Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior at St. Margaret Mary Church, an apostolate of the Institute of … Read More

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