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Daily Archives: 14 November 2012
From The Catholic Thing: Quo Vadis – O, Bishops? By Robert Royal I am not a big fan of taking the long view. It may sometimes be wise, even necessary, in human terms. But I’m far more attracted by what … Read More
Remember… Advent is coming…. FAST. Fathers… do you have your 2013 Ordo for the Usus Antiquior as well as for the Novus Ordo. The Roman Rite has two forms. You should have an Ordo for both.
For your Brick by Brick file, Fr. John Hollowell in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at his blog On The Rock says he has started celebrating Holy Mass in the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite… once a week. I quibble … Read More
As Christmas approaches, the esteemed artist Daniel Mitsui sent me another print, this time of the Adoration of the Magi. Very nice! A few details. It was inspired by a 15th c. panel by the Master of the AH Monogram. … Read More
I wonder if this is how Catholics who voted for Obama will feel in a couple months.
From Omaha.com A new take on tradition for incoming Lincoln bishop By Joe Duggan WORLD-HERALD BUREAU LINCOLN — He’s got folk rockers Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers on his iPod. He’s on Twitter and Facebook. And he’s passionate … Read More
The Canonical Defender, the distinguished Ed Peters, has some comments on his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about civil consequences of Catholic marriage ceremonies. In the USA marriage ceremonies are also the civil act. In Italy, there … Read More
Here is the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion’s letter to the new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury: Dear Brother and Lord Bishop, I would like to extend to you wholehearted congratulations on your election as Head of one of the oldest episcopal … Read More
From The Guardian: Ding dang … Notre Dame moves to scrap out-of-tune bells Paris cathedral’s move to replace its old bells with new ones for its 850th anniversary fails to chime with heritage lobby Their names sound pretty enough … Read More
My big question is: At what point do the cylons show up? [wp_youtube]ZSt9tm3RoUU[/wp_youtube]
Acton Institute was mentioned more than once – favorably and unfavorably – at the recent USCCB meeting during discussion of a statement about economics (subsequently killed by a vote of the bishops). Acton Institute responds to National Catholic Reporter [aka … Read More
Did you see this video? YouTube description: Clinton Eugene Curtis testified under oath, before the Ohio State legislature, that he wrote a program to rig elections. This program would flip the total vote from the real winner to the candidate … Read More
Just because it’s nice: [wp_youtube]S2NexHZrXP4[/wp_youtube] And… [wp_youtube]Dgr7vlwl2Is[/wp_youtube] By the way, Rome Reports really needs a new voice-over person. Perhaps someone who knows how to pronounce names.
This, from UCANEWS make me angry: Pell does not speak for the whole Church says retired bishop The retired bishop, Geoffrey Robinson, says he would be prepared to break the seal of confession in order to report sexual abuse. [?!?] … Read More