Daily Archives: 11 December 2009

KABLAM! An unforeseen consequence of Anglicanorum coetibus

Well well…. Anglicanorum coetibus is a gift that keeps on giving. Anglicans are asked to respond to certain challenges in order to come into Catholic Communion. They must make choices about who they desire to be. To be Catholics, and … Read More

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Women and veils for church revisited

From time to time I post something about women and chapel veils, head coverings, mantillas… call ’em what you like.   Lively discussion inevitably results. I was alerted to this by a reader.  It may be of some interest to female … Read More

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Comment of Card. George on the Roman Missal

From the monthly newsletter, November 2009, of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship: Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal After the final votes were taken, Bishop Arthur Serratelli, Committee Chairman, addressed the plenary meeting and outlined the process of catechesis … Read More

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Are we Catholics relevant in the world?

Italian vaticanista Paolo Rodari has a good piece (in Italian) on his site.  It had been published in Il Foglio. This is about comments of the retired but not retiring former Vicar of Rome, His Eminence Camillo Card. Ruini.   … Read More

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Creepy spinning blue light in Norway. Obama in Norway. Coincidence?

You have no doubt heard now that there was a weird spinning blue light over Norway lasting some 10 minutes. Fuller story here. This was from a failed Russian missile test… so we know there was nothing supernatural or alien … Read More


15 Catholic Senators voted against Nelson Amendment

With my emphases and comments From CNA: Fifteen Catholic Senators voted against Nelson Amendment Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2009 / 06:29 am (CNA).- A total of fifteen self-described Catholic Senators voted to table the Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment, which would have significantly … Read More

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