Monthly Archives: June 2015

Wherein Fr. Blake hits a century

No, he’s not 100 years old. My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a great post on his blog.  HERE A friend of mine reports this conversation: “Father, my boyfriend is depressed; I want … Read More

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The Church in Madison is alive! VIDEO

Tomorrow, 26 June, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will ordain 6 men to the holy priesthood. In the last decade or so, since Bp. Morlino has been in Madison, a fairly rural diocese, the number … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Our Episcopal priest recently became a nun….

This was so quirky, that I had to post it. I asked a priest friend to write a response. From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Episcopal [?] priest recently became a nun. She insists on wearing her habit when serving mass. Is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Petrine Privilege or usual “annulment” procedure? Help!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it a better option for us to seek a Petrine Privilege rather than go through the usual annulment procedure if my husband was not baptized for his 1st marriage or his marriage to me? His … Read More

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Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ remarks about “separation” of spouses

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has comments at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox, but he doesn’t mind discussion of his stuff over here. Be sure to check his other posts. The pope’s … Read More

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POLL: SCOTUS upheld ObamaCare subsidies in states

For the second time, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. They ruled in favor of subsidies in states that did not set up their own health care exchanges. This decision was 6-3.  HERE Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I work on Sunday. Can I go to Mass on another day?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Never dreamed I’d be asking this, but I suppose I had better: Due to my current job or the job that I’m hoping to take soon, getting to Mass on Sunday can be difficult. If I’m … Read More

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Interesting job opportunity with Benedictines of Norcia

The marvelous monks of Norcia, Italy, have a job opening for a Director of Communications. Wow. It’s a new era of the world when a monastery needs a director of communications. Once upon a time, monks reached out to the … Read More

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One White House reaction to Laudato si’

I had posted a link to 11 things that you won’t see reported in the MSM about the new encyclical Laudato si‘. Now we have a video clip of White House spokesman Josh Ernest saying that he hadn’t seen the pro-life … Read More

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More from the Religion of Peace

ISIS has a new thing they are doing. They put men in a cage and lower them into water a few times until they drown. Of course they have underwater cameras.   They also put them in a car and … Read More

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The greatest man born of woman

Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: Sollemnitas Nativitatis sancti Ioannis Baptistae, Praecursoris Domini, qui iam in utero matris, Spiritu … Read More

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AURORA ALERT! Events of terrible beauty, presaging we know not what.

Since Sunday a series of Earth-directed CME’s have created Aurora Borealis visible as far South in these USA as, I hear, Arkansas!  I know I will go out to look. Tonight, get out there if you have good viewing conditions, and … Read More

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And so it begins… Instrumentum Laboris (working document) for October Synod of Bishops

Last October we saw the disputes and problems that erupted during the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. There were behind scenes plots, thefts of books, attempts to repress the press, revolt on the floor, sudden changes in procedures… … Read More

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23 June – St. Æthelthryth – Etheldreda – Audrey (and ACTION ITEM!)

ACTION ITEM BELOW! Today is the feast of St. Etheldreda, a 7th c. Angl0-Saxon. In some accounts she is portrayed as a “warrior queen”. I don’t think she’d like modern day feminists one little bit. A long-time reader and commentatrix … Read More

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The encyclical ‘Laudato si” and “integral ecology”

Yesterday His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, was on with a popular radio show host, Vicki McKenna – who really ought to have a national show! – to talk about Laudato si’. Also, since Rush’s critical remarks … Read More

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Of fortune cookies

No, I’m not talking about the posts of a certain Fishwrap writer… On my way back to the SPTDV from Acton U in Grand Rapids, I stopped in S. Chicago to meet friends for Chinese at the best Chinese restaurant I … Read More

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How machinations led Paul VI in the liturgical reform

Fr. Hunwicke has an interesting post about the machinations of the late (Archbp) Annibale Bugnini with Paul VI to slam through the former’s desired changes. Here is a taste… (1) He relied upon dishonest people for advice. (a) From the … Read More

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NSR’s Mickens on the “election” of bishops

Robert Mickens, now of the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter aka National Schismatic Reporter) and famous for his Facebook chat about wishing death on Pope Emeritus Benedict (which got him fired from The Tablet), has a piece today about choosing bishops in a new … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Who is a member of the Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church? Is baptism all that is required? What about people baptised into the RC Church who later in life do not believe in some of the teachings of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know. Reminder: Even if you know you must not go forward to receive Holy Communion, you are still obliged to go to Mass! … Read More

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