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I missed this yesterday in the WSJ. My emphases and comments. As the Flame of Catholic Dissent Dies Out By CHARLOTTE ALLEN Mary Daly, a retired professor at Boston College who was probably the most outré of all the dissident … Read More
If you are interested in donating money to help Haitians, be careful to check that the organization is legit. Here is a link to a Fox News story. I am sure there is other coverage from different outlets. Sapienti pauca.
Fr. Finigan posted this on his fine blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity. I reproduce part of it here. I have received via email a report from Mgr John Dale, the National Director of Missio concerning the disaster in Haiti: After … Read More
I received this about Fr. Reginald Foster’s Summer Latin course, as well as another course, … to be taught in the USA rather than in Rome! UNIVERSUM LATINITATIS CURRICULUM A. Annua Exercitatio Communis • Milvauchiae mense Octobri ad Maium• in … Read More
Catholic Light has an interesting piece, translated from Italian on Petrus. Pope Benedict to Schönborn: Be careful about Medjugorje Rumors from the "Sacri Palazzi": the Pontiff calls Cardinal Schönborn into line: "More prudence about Medjugorje". The cardinal traveled there December … Read More
UPDATES BELOW! I have an ACTION ITEM for you! There is a profoundly dopey poll on a new blog called "Stand Up For Vatican II". They are polling on "Has the Church abandoned Vatican II?". The idea behind this blog … Read More
As a follow up to my retrospect post about the first year of Pres. Obama’s Administration and the Vatican and "Common Ground", look at this from the very useful C-Fam. Volume 13, Number 5January 14, 2010Secretary Clinton Announces 5-year Funding … Read More
Someone alerted me to a comment made by a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts Martha Coakley (D-MA). Kathryn Lopez of National Review picked it up. Thursday, January 14, 2010 It’s a Good Thing for Martha Coakley That … Read More
A few days ago I posted a Request from Fr. Z for old Mass/new Mass thoughts, especially in view of your age. I suggested that you e-mail me instead of just posting in the combox. Wow, was that a mistake. … Read More
I has been a few years since I have been in this interesting city. From my hotel room. On the ferry. From my room. I had forgotten how interesting this town is. I look foward to coming back.