Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Star Trek series for TV in 2017

Who knew about this?  I didn’t. This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want … Read More

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An imaginary dialogue of US nuns and Vatican officials

As the number of leaders of groups of US women religious being summoned to Rome has been growing, an expert on the status quaesitionis of the same US groups, Ann Carey, offers some insights in the form of a dialogue.  You all … Read More

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Pope Francis’ ‘Armeniam Visit” [sic]

When world leaders visit each other, they generally exchange gifts. Sometimes they get the spelling right, too. At least in photo given to reporters, #PopeFrancis gift to prez has typo. (Been there done that.) “Armeniam” pic.twitter.com/07l834e0BI — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) … Read More

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation. On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant. Apparently the US … Read More

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More US women religious summoned to Rome: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

The leaders of the Sisters of Loreto were called to Rome to talk about issues of doctrine and morals. Then the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary were called. Now I read at panicky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic … Read More

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BREXIT!

____ I’m watching the results of BREXIT. So far London is still not counted, but right now it is looking like OUT will win. The Pound is getting slammed. Today it started at $1.50. Whew… The bookies are now saying 94% … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a Catholic help children with dyslexia through a Masonic organization?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I have a parishioner who wants to help children with dyslexia and has found an opportunity with the Children’s Dyslexia Center in ___. It is affiliated with the Scottish Rite Freemasons. My parishioner wants to know … Read More

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A Plea: Stop misusing “tragedy”

A bad thing happens. Then journalists, politicians, Church figures, etc., moan about how “tragic” the “tragedy” was. The problem is that 99% of the “tragedies” they bemoan, aren’t tragic or tragedies. It drives me nuts. From First Things editor R.Reno, … Read More

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23 June – Vigil of St. John – bonfires and witch burnings, solstices and snails

It is nice to have as your Patron the great Baptist, for I get two feasts a year, his Nativity and his Beheading. For the Vigil of St. John (today, as I write) in the old Roman Ritual the priest … Read More

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SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE:  Originally posted 14 April. I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool. I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings … Read More

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Soros is involved in the Migrant Crisis, against national borders

As people in the UK vote about leaving the EU or staying, there’s this from Breitbart: Soros Admits Involvement In Migrant Crisis: ‘National Borders Are The Obstacle’ Billionaire investor George Soros has confirmed he wants to bring down Europe’s borders, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: When Holy Days of Obligation… aren’t

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a holy day such as the Assumption or All Saints Day falls on a Saturday or Monday and we are not required to attend mass, are the usual restrictions on work also lifted? Yes. When … Read More

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION:

A quick book recommendation.  On my drive home from Michigan yesterday I started listening to a book, read to me by my older gen Kindle (don’t have one yet?  US HERE – UK HERE) by Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Bishop Etienne on Wyoming Carmelites

Bp. Paul Etienne of Cheyenne was the monastery of the Wyoming Carmelites to ordain one of the men to the diaconate.  He made some great comments in his blog (HERE) about the monks and the monastery they are building. The … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Coordinated prayer for Pope Francis against diabolical attack

My friend Fr. Byers wrote to ask for help with something. HERE He suggests that people all over the world pray at the say time each day (early morning Rome time) to ask God to protect Pope Francis from diabolical … Read More

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Yet another group of US women religious is being called to Rome for a chat.

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is squawking that yet another group of women religious in these USA is being called to Rome for a chat.   First, the Sisters of Loretto (think Sr. Jeannine Gramick) are summoned to talk about … Read More

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Valencia’s Card. Cañizares persecuted for defending nature, common sense against “gender theory”, homosexualist agenda

UPDATE 23 June: Via Crux 2.0 Spanish cardinal who denounced ‘gay empire’ cleared of hate speech ROME-A judge in Spain ruled on Thursday that a cardinal denouncing an attack against the Christian family by a “gay empire” was not, simply … Read More

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Your Good News

I had a good week last week at Acton University, catching up with friends, hearing great presentations, being challenged to stretch and give my own talk, reading Mass in the traditional form, hearing some outstanding confessions, hanging out with really … Read More

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Read More

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Men! We need you watching on the wall.

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo) has strikingly military imagery. Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, fide et caritate ferventes, semper in mandatis tuis vigili custodia perseverent. Famulus and … Read More

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