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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Were Charles Krauthammer to run for President I might just vote for him. Just think of the great press conferences and State of the Union addresses. Yesterday, Dr. K had provide Special Report on Fox News Channel a blistering and … Read More
From 17-18 June in England there was an “Invocation Weekend“. Here is a shot that causes, at least caused me, a double-take. His Hermeneuticalness has more on the event.
L’Osservatore Romano is going for baroque. Now about that … content.
The Winona (Minnesota) Daily has an opinion piece about the defense of true marriage, and the attacks on true marriage by proponents of relationships that are contrary to nature. My emphases and comments. Dick Houck: Marriage based on children, not … Read More
Just a couple shots. The young Orioles are still around. They fight over the grape jelly. You lookin’ at me? Really blue.
From Agence France-Presse: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest (AFP) – 6 hours ago BEIJING — Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and blocked his ordination as a bishop, a parishioner said Thursday, in a move likely to raise tensions … Read More
Tim Drake, a columnist for the National Catholic Register (Register – Good. Reporter – Bad.) has 14 points for how to make your parish more self-centered. (The point is: Parishes should not be self-centered.) Here are the points. You can … Read More
This came in my email from American Needs Fatima. Caution: blasphemous material. Please protest the Southern California Premiere of the blasphemous show Jerry Springer: The Opera, which is full of profanity, impurity and blasphemous content, such as The Crucifixion is … Read More
The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has another post about NY State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, aggressive promoter of contrary-to-nature unions. Cuomo is, he claims, catholic. Dr. Peters doesn’t have an open combox on his excellent blog In The Light of the … Read More
Lately there has been a sharp uptick in the media – even “Catholic” media – in open and cavalier dissent from the Church’s teaching and the authority of her duly ordained pastors. Much of it seems to revolve around the … Read More
A new video from Michael Voris. Weep. [wp_youtube]SaGj1rJdPKo[/wp_youtube]
One can understand why people might think it a good idea to transfer feast days which fall during the middle of the week to a Sunday observance. More people can participate in them, right? On the other hand, the transferal … Read More
From a reader in London. Yesterday was the feast of St John Southworth, [the English priest and martyr whose body may be venerated in Westminster Cathedral] but today was the anniversary of his execution at Tyburn (1654). I walked the … Read More
The Fathers of the Church had a real horror of schism. Schismatics were dissenters who causes disunity. Jerome wrote: Between heresy and schism there is this difference, that heresy perverts dogma, while schism, by rebellion against the bishop, separates from … Read More
The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has comments on can. 915, a very important canon which has in the opinion of many been little observed. Go to Dr. Peters page for his bit about Robert Mugabe’s reception of Communion at the … Read More
Blame the registration process and moderation queue on Eve. It’s her fault. Some flaky and some incomplete blog registrations have been coming in. I don’t automatically approve every registration for commenting ability here. In the registration process, I ask people … Read More
It isn’t very often that you see a Pope send a tweet. Latin for “tweet” is pipio, -are. A “tweet” is a pipiatio. [wp_youtube]tty87WDBukk[/wp_youtube] And this… [wp_youtube]tC8s44MRGVA[/wp_youtube]