Tag Archives: Damian Thompson

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and (thriving) Benedict XVI sighting

As you know the statue of Our Lady of Fatima came to Rome and returned to Fatima.  I was in Rome the last time she arrived.  Alas, because I am with a pilgrimage I just missed her this time. However, … Read More

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Rumors of war against the Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain

In the next year or so, a large percentage of the dioceses in England and Wales will be opening up as their bishops retire.   That means the role of the Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain is of critical importance. … Read More

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Problems with the Anglican Ordinariate in England?

Preamble: Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. Pope Benedict gets to determine the parameters and dynamics of ecumenism, not his critics. According to his approach and vision, he has been making headway. Some will say that he is … Read More

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The Archbishop of Glasgow on the Holy Father’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum

All day long people have been filling my email with requests for me to react to the opinions of His Excellency, nay rather, His Grace, Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, who has spoken about the Holy Father’s provisions in  Summorum … Read More

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Robert Mickens on Pope Benedict and Summorum Pontificum. It is to laugh.

Damian Thompson has rightly shared with us Robert Micken’s little trip to the zoo.  Mr. Mickens, Rome correspondent for The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU486), has taken exception to Pope Benedict and the provisions of Summorum Pontificum. I’ll … Read More

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Summorum Pontificum, Latin, liberals, TLMs, seminarians, Magic Circles and an Instruction

From Damian Thompson’s blog comes a piece about Latin, seminarians, the Extraordinary Form and liberal enemies of all of the above, with my emphases and comments.  Edited. […] In contrast, the proposal to teach all seminarians to celebrate the Tridentine … Read More

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UK: Catholic Church rejects Govt. plans to allow homsexual “weddings” in churches

The other day I posted a new PODCAzT about the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 2003 document Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons. That CDF document, addressed to bishops, states in terms … Read More

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On The Road: back in Manhattan… some views and news

I rose at oh dark hundred this morning, did my chores, and headed to the airport. Off through the LSD TUNNEL OF LIBERAL NEW AGE LOVE in the Detroit airport. Our approach into NYC. A great view of the park. … Read More

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Did the Holy Father get a free ride from the BBC during his visit?

From Damian Thompson: The Times’s paywall is mysteriously down, so I nipped behind it and found a blog post from my former colleague the Rev George Pitcher, now the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for Public Affairs. Writes George: I confess … Read More

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Damian Thompson’s take on the Pope at Westminster

Damian Thompson offers some analysis.  I found it reassuring that many of his points are in harmony with some of my thoughts.  Here is some of with my E&C: How odd that it should be the Guardian that grasped the … Read More

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Damian Thompson’s take on the music CD for the papal visit

Damian Thompson has rained vituperation down upon a music CD prepared in advance of the Holy Father’s visit to the UK. Papal visit CD: musical atrocities that make the Birdie Song sound like Mozart  [I admit that I didn’t know … Read More

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What has Summorum Pontificum done? Damian Thompson opines.

At three years of Summorum Pontificum the big question is: has it made any difference? Damian Thompson on Holy Smoke makes some mordant comments, much to our surprise, about the third anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, together with giving some good … Read More

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What’s up with the chaos surround Pope Benedict’s trip to England?

My friend Fr. Blake of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton has this observation about chaos surround Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to England. Damian Thompson’s Spectator article on the Papal Visit is online. I tend not to believe in conspiracies but maybe … Read More

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Bp. Moran of Aberdeen, Scotland, blocks an Extraordinary form Mass

From the blog Damian Thompson on a sad piece of news: A historic Latin Mass in the cathedral of the Orkney Isles… blocked by the Catholic bishop By Damian Thompson How sad to hear that plans to celebrate Mass in … Read More

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“using the victims of clerical child abuse to fight internal political battles”

Some analysis from the UK by Damian Thompson with my emphases and comments: Some liberal Catholics are thinking: It’s payback time, Ratzinger! By Damian Thompson There is still no good evidence that Pope Benedict XVI is seriously implicated in the … Read More

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Anglican Bishop swims

Damian Thompson has this over at his place: Excerpt: The former assistant Bishop of Newcastle, Paul Richardson, has been received into full communion with the Holy See, I am pleased to reveal. Richardson – also a former Anglican bishop in … Read More

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Damian Thompson’s obervance of the 40th anniversary of the Novus Ordo

I see that Damian Thompson has his blade sharpened: My emphases and comments: November 30th, 2009 Happy 40th birthday, Novus Ordo! It is 40 years ago today since the New Mass of Paul VI was introduced into our parishes, writes … Read More

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The Tablet’s Anglican Provision: No Popery!

The attacks on the Holy Father and his provisions for Christian Anglicans are getting worse… right on schedule. The liberals are having a grand mal twit. England’s ultra-dissenter fishwrap RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet) has this with … Read More

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