Monthly Archives: February 2013

So Cardinal Mahoney is going to vote in the Conclave

The LA archbishop expressed confidence that Cardinal Mahony’s “accomplishments and experience in the areas of immigration, social justice, sacred liturgy, and the role of the laity in the Church will serve the College of Cardinal well as it works to … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Philistines by Tracey Rowland

I may have already posted this, but I couldn’t find it just now so here it is again or for the first time on this blog.  This is a must-read piece by Tracey Rowland: In Called to Communion, published in 1996, … Continue reading

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Blog post on the U.S. Ordinariate

I’m not sure what Patheos blogger Terry Mattingly means when he writes Pope Benedict never made it in person to America.  He did, in 2008.  Anyway, here’s a link to his post and an excerpt:   During the first year … Continue reading

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News from the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Majority of Parishioners from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Catonsville, Maryland, to Enter Catholic Church Feb. 20, 2013   Following several months of prayerful discernment, the majority of members of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Catonsville, Maryland, have decided to enter … Continue reading

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A discussion on Facebook today

The following exchange took place on Facebook this morning between me and Hilary White, the formidable Rome correspondent for LifeSiteNews.com whom I admire greatly for her brilliant mind and writing abililty. I’m sure many of my readers will agree with Hilary.  … Continue reading

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Speculation on a Canadian Pope

B.C. Catholic has posted the story I worked on yesterday about the speculation about a possible Canadian pope.  Here’s a link and an excerpt of the story: Cardinal Marc Ouellet ‘well-known’ throughout world By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News Cardinal … Continue reading

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David Warren on Pope Benedict’s wager

Most interesting essay.  Here’s an excerpt: And in retiring to a life of prayer, this man elected Pope may be taking upon himself a Gethsemane that only he fully understands, in light of his direct experience of Church government. The … Continue reading

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So, okay, who would you like most to be the next Pope?

Who would you like most to be the next Pope? Who do you think will be the next Pope and why? Who would you least like to see Pope who stands a chance of being chosen.  (Cardinal Mahoney does not … Continue reading

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Tracey Rowlands on “The Pope and the Philistines”

Most interesting analysis by Australian theologian Tracey Rowlands at Catholic World Report: In Called to Communion, published in 1996, a decade before the beginning of his papacy, Joseph Ratzinger had some strong words to say about the bureaucratic machinery of … Continue reading

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Fr. Chadwick and his wife visit a Baptist Church

Ah, does this post bring back fond memories of my time as a Baptist.   How I appreciate the ministry I received from them that prepared me for where I am now, an Anglican Use Catholic. Fr. Chadwick writes: Culture … Continue reading

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