Monthly Archives: October 2015

My View For Awhile: Back to Rome

This afternoon I head to Rome. I checked in and used some miles to upgrade. The screen on this flight is a little different… hmmmm… And there is a very odd fellow in the window seat. Anyway, the day is underway. More … Read More

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Sam Gregg on “primacy of conscience”

Sam Gregg of Acton Institute has a great piece today at Crisis about the topic of “conscience”.  My emphases. An Archbishop and the Catholic Conscience Conscience is one of those subjects about which numerous Catholics today are, alas, sadly misinformed. Despite … Read More

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Before heading to Rome, noodles, differently.

Before I head to Rome (tomorrow, Wednesday – click the flag) I had to charge up with a different cuisine. I was in my native place for a couple days.  I had, among other important appointments, a meeting of my … Read More

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Where does “reconcile” come from? UPDATES

I received a couple notes about where the word “reconciliation” comes from. Odd. Anyway, rather than write it all out here is a page from a dictionary of Latin etymology, Ernout Meillet. It derives from ancient words for “call”. Look … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire. RIGHT NOW… … Read More

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me). Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations. Welcome aboard recent … Read More

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VIDEO: Wherein Card Arinze explains “conscience”

The mighty Francis Card. Arinze gave a video interview to LifeSite.  He reminds everyone of what real primacy of conscience is in the Church’s teaching.  He clarifies that we have the responsibility to have a properly formed conscience. We cannot simply claim … Read More

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Card. Urosa Savino of Caracas to the Synod: Can we contradict the teachings of the Lord, St. Paul, the Church?

From CNA a little ray of sunshine: Strengthen marriage with truth and mercy, Venezuela’s Cardinal Urosa tells synod Vatican City, Oct 20, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Both truth and mercy can be found in consistent Catholic teaching on … Read More

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Archbp. Aquila: German bishops promote “cheap grace”

His Excellency Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, Archbishop of Denver, has something to say. From the NCRegister: Did Thomas More and John Fisher Die For Nothing? The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin … Read More

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URGENT: Romanian Greek Catholic Doctor’s speech to Synod! Members (all) get a serious talking to!

I saw this at Voice of the Family.  You can find it other places too. The entire Synod of Bishops (and the fancy people running it) received a marvelously cold slap in the face with the wet towel of real … Read More

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TO ROME for the 2015 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Just to let others who my have the same thing in mind know, I plan to be in Rome for the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. I must put out the begging bowl for this trip.  When you see the wavy Vatican … Read More

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Sam Gregg: Intrinsic Evils, Final Realities, and the Synod

At CWR, Sam Gregg has a good piece of analysis. Samples… It was inevitable. Any discussion about marriage and the family during a synod of Catholic bishops was always going to involve questions of morality. Just as the furor around Humanae … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know. I’m curious. Was there any mention of the Synod and/or of NOW Sts. Louis and Marie-Azélie Martin?


EWTN (Fr. Murray) analysis of Synod from a couple days ago.

It is interesting, today, to watch the World Over analysis of the Synod from a couple days ago.  Special attention, please, to Fr. Murray’s comments.

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Looking for incense and hosts (altar breads)? Try Agnus Dei

Fathers (and others), if you are looking for a source for both hosts and incense, here is a good possibility .You would be doing a large family a good turn.  They have 15 children from 19 to 1.  They homeschool and … Read More

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Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis – or could we coin a new phrase? The “periphery of Pope Francis”? – I have been saying that his aim is to weaken the Roman Curia. HERE and HERE and … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – nets, cards and another field day

Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. I checked into a local ARES net … Read More

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WDTPRS – 21st Sunday after Pentecost (1962): I am horrified when I hear the modernists say…

Let’s have a look at the Collect for the upcoming Sunday in the TLM – 1962 Missale Romanum.  This a portion from my article for The Wanderer. This Collect has been in use at least since the time of the … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT! “Should women be ordained deacons?” – UPDATED

Get to it! ___ ORIGINAL Published on: Oct 16, 2015 @ 09:15 I have an ACTION ITEM for you.  Perhaps other bloggers, in a spirit of collaboration, will pick this up. You might consider going over to CRUX – again, in … Read More

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Synod Nightmare Scenario: Card. Burke on devolution of doctrine to local bishops and conferences

From Lifesite… read the whole thing, but this is probably the most important bit. There has been talk of devolving some decision making about various issues to regional conferences of bishops or to local bishops. That would, of course, be … Read More

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