Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pres. Obama doesn’t exactly “punch above his weight” with our “strongest allies”

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS

Some recent posts as they scroll along off the front page. But first: Your Urgent Prayer Requests And now…. Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone… Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign Radio interview with … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading

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Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone…

Blue moon Now I’m no longer alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own From Spaceweather: BLUE MOON: Tonight’s full Moon is the second full Moon this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it … Continue reading

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Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign

A while back I posted: Are we witnessing the establishment of a “state religion”? From the site of CNBC: Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Radio interview with a priest who learned the Extraordinary Form

Go HERE to hear an interview by Larry Roach on Fidelis Radio with Fr. Michael Rodriguez of the Diocese of El Paso. You have probably heard of him. Father was involved in a huge dust up in the defense of … Continue reading

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A new Pontifical Academy for the Latin language? So it seems.

Given my response the other day, and the ensuing reactions, about seminaries and the TLM and the Latin language, the following is timely. The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has a piece today in Vatican Insider about a theoretical document from the … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap, out to get Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City – St. Joseph)

The National catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is out to get Bishop Finn. Fishwrap has been carrying on a jihad against Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph ever since he arrived.  Fishwrap’s offices are within that … Continue reading

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Our Catholic future and the war of attrition: an object lesson

It is interesting to compare dioceses for the numbers of their vocations to the priesthood.  Some swanky and tony dioceses have few.  Some fly-over dioceses have many.  What are they doing differently?  Which are the differentiating factors?  Is it something … Continue reading

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Vatican to work with Apple, iTunes to produce e-books

From CNA: Vatican publisher enters e-book market in Italiano Posted on August 30, 2012 by Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY — The Vatican publishing house’s exclusive contract with Apple to market a series of books through iTunes made headlines in Italy, where … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan’s prayer at the end of the GOP convention

[wp_youtube]v8jPCE-EIM4[/wp_youtube] From Card. Dolan’s blog, comes the text of his prayer at the end of the 2012 GOP convention. Since I originally post this, more text was added to the Cardinal’s blog entry.  Welcome to the blogosphere to whomever it … Continue reading

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A reminder about Rep. Paul Ryan from 2010

Someone sent me a reminder about a moment in 2010 when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), now the GOP VP candidate, was on Fox News Sunday across from Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), debating Obamacare… ObamaTAX… and abortion. She holds up “the nuns” … Continue reading

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More on priests and formation in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form

This continues a couple different entries (HERE and HERE). From a priest: I am also a young priest (30), and an alumnus of your alma mater. [Neither “alma” nor “mater” in my day, I’m afraid.] Though I have received training … Continue reading

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Detroit: 13 October – Call To Holiness Conference

Once again the Call To Holiness Conference will be held near Detroit. Here is the information so that you can mark your calendar. Celebrating Vatican II in the Modern Era The 50th anniversary of Vatican II is the topic for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is baptism by a priest who does odd things still valid?

From a reader: Thank you father for the time you devote to this blog. I have found it very educational as has my husband. I would appreciate your thoughts as an outside observer to this question. We were parishioners for … Continue reading

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10 yr-old boy donates his film earnings to Mother Theresa’s sisters

The UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, usually provides us with the service each day of alerting us to a few interesting news items.  I check it every day. Here is one the editor, Luke Coppen, found on UCANews (a … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: If a priest cannot say Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is he properly trained?

A young priest took exception to what I wrote the other day about seminarians who are not given training by seminaries for the use of the Extraordinary Form. I am a young priest (age 30). Thank you for demeaning my … Continue reading

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The Catholic League on efforts to silence Archbishop Cordileone

I bring to your attention something from The Catholic League about the recent DUI incurred by Archbishop Cordilone, newly appointed to San Francisco.  Liberals are dancing around their bonfires as if Cordilone’s head is already on a stick. I’ve been watching … Continue reading

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Holy Communion services mistaken to be “as good as Mass”

My friend Fr Ray Blake, parish priest in Brighton, has a good analysis of the phenomenon of lay people – lay women – leading Communion services in the absence of priests. Many of us have had the experience of hearing … Continue reading

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Lawler on Card. Dolan’s upcoming appearance at the Democratic Abortion Convention

Phil Lawler at CWN has some thoughts about the Card. Dolan’s upcoming appearance at the Dems’ Abortion Convention.  He doesn’t so much consider whether Dolan should have offered to go or whether he should have accepted, but rather whether the DNC … Continue reading

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