Daily Archives: 25 January 2017

WDTPRS – Conversion of St. Paul: Comparison 1962MR & 2002MR Collects

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects for today’s feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition. The … Read More

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Is the Vatican City State annexing the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta?

The Holy See issued a press release about the SMOM (aka Knights of Malta) dust up. HERE Traduzione in lingua inglese Yesterday, 24 January 2017, in audience with the Holy Father, His Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing resigned from the office … Read More

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Canonist Ed Peters: What does can. 915 really say?

Some people on the Kasperite side (give Communion to the divorced and remarried who have no purpose of amendment, etc.) have a spittle-flecked nutty when can. 915 is brought into the discussion. Distinguished commonsense canonist Ed Peters has offered us … Read More

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Maltese Catholics take out newspaper ad, plea to bishops

You will want to see this.  HERE Some of the faithful in Malta are making their case in the open. The other day a priest friend said to me: “Let bishops start treating the faithful the way they treat us.” … Read More


My View For Awhile: White Knuckle Edition

Having braved the snow storm, I white knuckled it to the airport.  Half an eye was on my phone as I anticipated a cancellation or delay notice.  None was forthcoming. The ramp was as jammed as I have ever seen … Read More

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Is ‘Amoris Laetitia’ being twisted in such a way that real blasphemy results?

The moderation queue is definitely ON for this one. Initial notes. Blasphemy involves words or gestures, also thoughts, which show contempt for God or dishonor God regardless of whether the person intends that contempt or dishonor or not.  Blasphemy is … Read More

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