Monthly Archives: July 2014

How Fishwrap celebrates Episcopalian “ordination” of women.

Preliminary comments.  Priests are for sacrifice.  Sacrifice requires priesthood.  If you don’t have sacrifice, you don’t need priests.  You can have ministers, instead.  Ministers are fine, but they aren’t priests. Second, Anglicans/Episcopalians don’t have priests because they don’t have valid … Continue reading

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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy: “Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput on Pope Francis

National Catholic Register has something from a speech I just heard during the Napa Institute meeting. It affirms something I have been saying. Archbishop Chaput on Pope Francis: It would be a mistake to describe him as a “liberal” Is … Continue reading

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Boy Scout held at gunpoint at Canadian border

Does this sound right to you at all?  It sounds almost like a parody story, something from The Onion.  But… it isn’t. From Todd Starnes: Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint A Boy Scout troop … Continue reading

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MS-13 gang recruiting among illegals flooding across the border

From Fox: Border agents say violent MS-13 recruiting at Arizona facility for new Central American arrivals MS-13 members are infiltrating a federal facility for Central American youths illegally entering the United States — trying to cross the border with criminal … Continue reading

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Will IRS monitor content of sermons? Do they now?

From Life News: IRS Strikes Deal With Atheist Group to Monitor Content of Sermons The next time your pastor delivers a pro-life sermon or urges the congregation to stand up for pro-life values in the political or public arena, he … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: 77 square mile edition

The zoo like boarding process is underway. And so I settle in for a few (hopefully) boring hours to my connecting flight. I am reading American Sniper on this leg. It was a great conference experience. I met lots of … Continue reading

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How many children have died in Hamas’ tunnels?

Did you know about this? From the Institute for Palestinian Studies: Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege […] A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing with human-rights groups, despite government … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops wear cassocks?

From a reader: I am wondering why most modern bishops just wear a clerical suit?  Why do they very rarely wear the cassock with the proper color trim?  We almost never see eastern rite or even the orthodox out in … Continue reading

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October Rome Pilgrimage – Summorum Pontificum

John Sonnen, who is from my native place, lived in Rome for a long time and was a tour guide there.  He is also staunchly traditional.  He now has a tour company that will be doing a pilgrimage to Rome … Continue reading

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There’s wreckovation, and then there is this.

In Iraq, ISIS is bulldozing churches and turned the Cathedral of Mosul into a mosque.   Meanwhile, many thousands of miles away… … in the National Post: What’s happening to Montreal’s churches? Quebec finding new ways to preserve its heritage … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and the Evangelicals

I just read Sandro Magister’s background piece on the Holy Father’s visit to Caserta.  Did you read it?  HERE I want to preface this with a reminder that Popes meet with all sorts.  Even as I scratch my head about … Continue reading

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Napa Institute: Day 3

Last evening ended by talking long into the night over cigars and adult beverages. With the morning we are back at it. I had a chance to break the fast this morning with Bp. Michael Barber of Oakland. He has … Continue reading

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Is Pres. Obama going to “nullify” immigration laws?

From The Weekly Standard: GOP Senator: Obama To ‘Effectively End Immigration Enforcement’ The Obama administration is preparing to effectively “nullify” the immigration laws of the United States through an executive action, says one Republican senator. As Time reported Thursday, President … Continue reading

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Illegal immigrants: what to do?

I haven’t been following the news lately, because I am a) attending a conference and b) out of my usual time zones.   However, this morning I checked on Pewsitter, because it can give a good overview of most of … Continue reading

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