Daily Archives: 15 December 2009

Catholic reporter fired because he disagrees with homosexual “marriage”

From CNA with my emphases: Catholic reporter fired over comment on same-sex ‘marriage’ campaign Portland, Maine, Dec 15, 2009 / 09:56 pm (CNA).- A localized media frenzy has ensued after a Catholic reporter was let go from his 19-year position … Read More

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A Gaudete Rose report

It is nice to see that His Hermeneuticalness had a Solemn Mass at Blackfen and used their new rose set. The Mulier Fortis has photos.

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Card. Murphy-O’Connor won’t be in the House of Lords

I picked up from Paolo Rodari’s blog, Palazzo Apostolico, that the Holy Father denied permission to His Eminence Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster, to enter the House of Lords.  Not only is the Cardinal still a member of the … Read More


Is the White House threatening pro-life Sen. Nelson (D-NE)?

This is from the Catholic Key, blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph: Evil’s Afoot – Pray for Senator Ben Nelson If a Senate source is accurate, things are getting nasty for the pro-life Senator from … Read More

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Benedict XVI’s Message for 2010 World Day of Peace

The Holy Father’s message for the Word Day for Peace 2010 has been released.   It focuses on the environment.  The title, in English, is "If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation", which sounds like the old line of Paul … Read More

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Something from SSPX Bp. Williamson… remember him?

I can’t access the site of SSPX Bp. Williamson, but some of you have sent me his latest message, which I look at with my emphases and comments. ELEISON  COMMENTS CXXVII (Dec. 12, 2009) : CALMING  CONFUSION.  It has taken … Read More

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Parents! Don’t let your children draw pictures of Jesus!

The Taunton Gazette, a Newspaper in Massachusetts, has a story which show just how dopey some of our educators are becoming. Taunton second-grader suspended over drawing of JesusFather angered by forced psychological evaluation of boy, 8 By Gerry Tuoti, Staff … Read More


Benedict XVI promulgates changes to the Church’s law

From VIS:  MOTU PROPRIO: VARIATIONS TO THE CODE OF CANON LAW VATICAN CITY, 15 DEC 2009 (VIS) – Made public today was Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio, "Omnium in mentem". The document is dated 26 October 2009 and contains two variations … Read More

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Homeless… it can happen

From the Martyrologium Romanum: 1. Commemoratio sancti Valeriani, episcopi Avensani in Africa, qui, octogenarius amplius, in persecutione vandalica a Genserico rege ariano expetitus, ut Ecclesiae utensilia traderet, cum hoc facere constanter renuisset, extra civitatem singularis iussus est pelli; et cum … Read More

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