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Archbp. Kurtz, as a “moderate”, fully supported the Traditional Roman Rite

I hope the libs at the NSR are celebrating Archbp. Kurtz’s support, as a “moderate”, of the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite. True “moderates” are also true “traditionalists”. Our long-time reader, friend, benefactor, commentator here Henry Edwards guides … Continue reading

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Tax reform, USCCB, Catholic Charities USA

Our friend The Motley Monk has some observations about tax reform, the USCCB and government funding of charities.  Here is the first part: If you’re really interested in tax reform, the USCCB and Catholic Charities USA may not be… A Wall … Continue reading

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Things fall apart

From Sr. Mary Ann Walsh at the USCCB HQ: American Girl Catholic School Uniform Catholic schools are in vogue. Proof: You can buy a Catholic school uniform for an American Girl doll. In your favorite plaid. You can find them … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! POLLS BELOW! Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month? … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan at USCCB about HHS mandate: Bishops will “not violate our consciences and not obey what we consider to be something immoral”

From CNS: Conference of Catholic Bishops on HHS Mandate: We Will ‘Not Obey What We Consider to Be Immoral’ (CNSNews.com) – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the Roman Catholic Church will continue to … Continue reading

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Robert Royal to U.S. Bishops: Be men. Be gentlemen. Be kind. Stop being nice!

From The Catholic Thing: Quo Vadis – O, Bishops? By Robert Royal I am not a big fan of taking the long view. It may sometimes be wise, even necessary, in human terms. But I’m far more attracted by what … Continue reading

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“Pray For Our Bishops” car magnets

Since the USCCB fall plenary meeting is going on, I wanted to remind you of these “Pray For Our Bishops” car magnets:    

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USCCB meeting: Card. Dolan hits it out of the park! (Listen to the audio here.)

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I am pretty cynical about USCCB meetings.  But this time I am pretty fired up. I just listened to Cardinal Dolan’s address as President of the conference. In his address His Eminence spoke about … Continue reading

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Amy Sullivan on Jonathan Reyes

We have seen Amy Sullivan before. Among other things, Amy Sullivan was a legislative assistant to pro-abortion Catholic, former Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD).  She is as politically partisan as you can get. This time Sullivan, with The New Republic as … Continue reading

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Are you an American Citizen and a Voter?

Check out the USCCB’s “Faithful Citizenship Quiz” if you haven’t seen it already.  

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USCCB Blog offers “Rules” on “The Gospel and Social Media”

Sr. Mary Ann Walsh posted on the USCCB blog some “rules” for social media and evangelization. I’ll edit this down to some bullet points, so that you will have to go over there and give that blog some traffic. The … Continue reading

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship: Liturgy of the Hours Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than … Continue reading

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USCCB Plea To Congress, Obama Administration To Repair Obamacare… er… ObamaTAX

Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act [My emphases and comments.] June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems … Continue reading

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Bp. Boyea (D. Lansing) skeptical about need for USCCB document on U.S. economy

When I heard that the bishops of the USCCB in their plenary session were talking about drafting a new document on the economy and related issues, I first reaction was “OH NO! Don’t they learn from history?” I also read … Continue reading

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USCCB website:

I just found this on the site of the USCCB: Catholics Care.  Catholics Vote. I won’t explain it because I want to manipulate you into going there to see what it is. o{];¬)  

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Liberal Media Bias: Networks refuse to report on Catholic suits against the Obama Administration

From Newsbusters by Brent Bozell with my emphases: The evening news broadcasts all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom. The May 21 editions of ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News refused … Continue reading

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Timothy Card. Dolan, President of the USCCB, reacts to Pres. Obama’s endorsement of unnatural unions

Timothy Card. Dolan, President of the USCCB on Pres. Obama’s endorsement of unnatural unions as if they were marriage. From the site of the USCCB with my emphases: Cardinal Dolan: President Obama’s Remarks On Marriage ‘Deeply Saddening’ May 9, 2012 WASHINGTON—Cardinal … Continue reading

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Fordham Feminist: You will be assimilated!

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! It is almost as if Jesuit-run entities, such as universities and magazines, were at war with the US Bishops. I picked this up from the Cardinal Newman Society which keeps an eye on what’s going … Continue reading

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CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

I read in the monthly newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship (Vol. 48, April 2012) the following: CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb The text of the Rite for the Blessing of … Continue reading

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Ultra-liberal NPR manages decent interviews about the LCWR dust-up. Donna Bethell shines.

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I read the transcript (there is also audio available) of an National Public Radio segment on the recent develops between the American Bishops, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the Leadership … Continue reading

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