Monthly Archives: October 2013

Msgr. Steenson writes about the first clergy retreat

And I am hearing good news about some Canadian ordinations that could take place this year, but nothing official, so I’ll wait until I have the go ahead. There were some 44 in attendance at the first clergy conference of … Continue reading

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The pesky problem of sin

From a Canadian blog Speak the Truth in Love: One of the hardest parts of Christianity for modern people to grasp is the notion of sin. We think we are pretty good. We have been trained not to feel guilty … Continue reading

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A defense of the so-called Bling Bishop

For weeks now, the Red/Green mainstream media have been beating up on Limburg Bishop Tebartz-van Elst. At the front of the pack are BILD and the FAZ. It is primarily an issue of the tenfold explosion of costs for the new bishopric in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis said this today

The Pope went on to say that we must make this faith our own and let it be the lode star of our lives. “To live as Christians,” he said, “is to bring forth this faith in Christ, this re-creation,” … Continue reading

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Great post from Anglican Ordinariate blog

The Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ in A.D. 33.  It was given as an ark to save us from the flood of evil in this world.  The word “Catholic” comes from Greek language.  It means “whole, complete and … Continue reading

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A wonderful post on Mary from Fr. Denis Lemieux

Madonna House priest Fr. Denis Lemieux, whose blog I read most days, has a wonderful reflection beginning with a quote from Madonna House founder Catherine de Hueck Doherty.   Please go on over and savor what she says. Then Fr. … Continue reading

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The Bishop of Bling and the role of episcopal conference

When a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s Rocco Palmo’s take: Saying Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst “cannot, at the present moment, continue to exercise his episcopal ministry” after months of embarrassing revelations on the prelate’s lavish spending for a … Continue reading

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Archbishop Mueller’s essay on the indissolubility of marriage

Quite a lot of hubbub in the blogosphere and elsewhere on the CDF prefect’s intervention on marriage, quashing hopes in some circles of more leniency regarding divorced and remarried Catholics and heartening those who want the Church’s teachings on marriage … Continue reading

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Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson on ecumenism

This is on the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter website, h/t  Bill Tighe. Let there be no doubt – we’re definitely for ecumenism! It is true that the Ordinariates have met with a chilly reception in some … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Seminar

Last weekend, some friends of mine and I organized an ecumenical Holy Spirit Seminar. We invited my friend Pastor Penn Clark, who came in 2009 to teach a similar event at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary when we … Continue reading

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