Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tulsa Day 1

I am in Tulsa! There is a conference for priests on exorcism sponsored by the Diocese and Bp. Slattery which I have wanted to attend for the last three years. The evening began, however, with sung (Novus Ordo) vespers in … Read More

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Fishwrap’s Kennedy wrong about Flannery’s heresy.

Over at the Fishwrap, the National Schismatic Reporter (the paper of record for heretics which has hijacked the name “Catholic”), failed-priest Eugene Cullen Kennedy wrote a thought – not a very good thought – about the Irish heretic Fr. Flannery, … Read More

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Changes in the Roman Curia affecting catechesis and seminaries

I was busy yesterday and missed this at News.va.  The Holy Father changed the “competence” of some dicasteries of the Roman Curia. He moved responsibility for Catechesis from the Congregation for the Clergy to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization … Read More

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My View For A While

The March For Life was a great experience. I will seriously consider doing it again next year. At the airport I was able to enjoy for the first time the fruits of TSA Pre-check, which made security seem almost like … Read More

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One priest’s tips for a better celebration of Holy Mass

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, there is an interesting piece by a priest who gives tips for a better celebration of Holy Mass, am improved ars celebrandi.  There are tips for the priest … Read More

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“Zero Question” – NCReporter’s use of “Catholic” in title is canonically illicit.

“Finn was too kind to them.” That is Prof. Ed Peters, canonist over at his fine blog, In The Light Of The Law. Peters has written about the Bp. Robert Finn’s column about the National catholic Fishwrap… Reporter.  Bp. Finn, … Read More

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FOLLOW UP -March for Life: Where was NCR? LCWR? Nuns on Bus? CHA?

I am looking for March for Life photos of the banners and contingents from the Fishwrap (National catholic Reporter), the Catholic Health Association, the Nuns on the Bus, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Anyone? Photos?

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Washington DC Day 3 – The March for Life

Friday begins with Mass at Old St Mary’s in the Usus Antiquior in honor of Nellie Gray. Confessions are being heard during Mass, which is always nice to see. It is also great to see young people with March for … Read More

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Bp. Finn calls out the National Catholic Reporter

The National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) conspired with others who are openly hostile to the Catholic Church to intimidate His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn into silence. The fact is, the NCR is not a “Catholic” paper or news source. … Read More

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Washington DC Day 2

The day started with breakfast with a friend and then the National Gallery. Here is a lovely Christological Goldfinch! A closer look. I then met a congressional staffer for lunch and a tour of the Capitol. Since a while back … Read More

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Hijacking the language of the pro-life movement

I have been saying for a while now that the liberal catholic left’s spittle-flecked interest in stricter control has little or nothing to do with a true pro-life agenda. Fishwrap (aka National catholic Reporter) and their ilk have hijacked the … Read More

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo – excommunication? Can. 915?

Prof. Ed Peters, canonist (whom I still think is wrong about a question concerning Mass obligations – but I digress), has posted something instructive about catholic politicians who truly need some medicinal help from Holy Mother Church. We enter in … Read More

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Washington DC Day 1

I arrived in the nation’s capital. At the airport with Michael Voris, Fr Frank Pavone, and Fr Nicholson. I like that my hotel has gargoyles. I just finished lunch with authoress and speaker Dawn Eden. Now to the portrait gallery. … Read More

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Concerning the National Anthem and its public singing

I thought about this during the National Anthem the other day, while sung at the sad inauguration and tweeted that often find these pop singers deeply annoying.  A Twitter respondent opined that these poptarts and others place their style before … Read More

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WASHINGTON DC BLOGNIC Friday Evening, 25 January – after the Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior)

[Watch this for updates.  Apparently there is something after the Pontifical Mass that may conflict for some people.] Since there is going to be a Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Old St. Mary’s in Washington DC. (5th and H Sts. NW), … Read More

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Fishwrap gins up the Catholic gun control debate – POLL

Over at Fishwrap I was amused to see Michael Sean Winters go after Nicholas Hahn of the far more serious Crisis Magazine who opined that the US bishops and papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi ought to butt out of the gun-control … Read More

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PRAYER REQUEST: March for Life, Washington DC

May I ask all of you to ask God, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, to bless the people participating in the March for Life in Washington DC with good and clement weather?  

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Lutheran Ordinariate coming?

Vatican Insider has something today about some Lutherans who are getting nervous about the Holy Father establishing an Ordinariate for Lutherans, along the lines of that which he established for Anglicans. “A Lutheran ordinariate? That’s a bad sign” An ordinariate … Read More

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Dissident Irish priest about to get hammered into the ground by the CDF.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s process is slow and patient and respectful, to a fault, when certain people and their odd theological notions come under study.  It takes a lot to get scrutinized by the CDF in … Read More

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Closely related to the biretta…

For your Just Too Cool file. I noticed this during the stomach turning broadcast of the President’s inauguration, but here is a post with a photo.  Check out First Things: Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes: … Read More

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