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Daily Archives: 24 May 2012
On the site of The Guardian there is a ridiculous piece the clueless Victoria Bekiempis about the CDF’s reforming efforts regarding the Leadership Conference of Women’s Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns, indeed, the Nuns gone WILD!). … Read More
From Catholic World News: Chaplain barred from celebrating Mass in South Carolina jail A Catholic chaplain has been told that he cannot celebrate Mass in a South Carolina jail. Msgr. Ed Lofton, who had been celebrating Mass at Charleston County … Read More
The excellent Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has a great timeline on their site about the HHS mandate, along with a detailed list of plaintiffs against the Obama Administration. HHS Mandate Timeline: August, 2011, Federal government issues a regulation requiring that … Read More
Have you read Dinesh D’Souza’s The Roots of Obama’s Rage? (UK HERE and KINDLE) There is a film based on the book coming, 2016, a projection of America after four more years of an Obama presidency. He is finally being … Read More
I saw this on the blog Catholic Church Conservation: Yes, this is an exageration, but there is a grain of truth in it, no? A while back I read a comment that if some members of the SSPX have turned … Read More
I received a note from my friend Fr. Trigilio about the upcoming annual meeting of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy: WHEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 3 WHERE: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, IL WHO: All Catholic priests, deacons and … Read More
I reposted posted the Daily Offering to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a page HERE. I would be pleased if you went there every day and also used the sharing buttons on that page every day. Ask our Blessed … Read More
From news.va: Day of Prayer for the Church in China Thursday, May 24th is a day dedicated in a special way to the liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, venerated with great devotion at the Shrine … Read More
I wanted to add a follow up to this: MINNESOTA READERS – WDTPRS POLL For November 2012 there is on the ballot in Minnesota an amendment to the state constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one … Read More
First, many thanks to those of you who are sending greetings for my anniversary of ordination (26 May 1991). Your prayers and sentiments are appreciated. Here are links to some recent posts, which scroll off pretty quickly. Benedict XVI: “So … Read More
The Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) has been meeting in a plenary session these days. The Holy Father addressed them about the harsh reality we face as countries which were at least Christian but are now losing their identity. In Italy, … Read More