Monthly Archives: November 2013

Some reassuring stories from Rome

Sandro Magister writes: ROME, November 22, 2013 – In the span of a few days Pope Francis has corrected or brought about the correction of a few significant features of his public image. At least three of them. The first … Continue reading

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Types of Protestants

Fr Dwight Longenecker calls Protestantism essentially progressive. As the Church of England moves to make women bishops it is worth reflecting on the tyrannical pursuit of progress typified by the progressives. This pursuit of progress for its own sake is … Continue reading

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Archbishop Prendergast in the news

Here’s a report from Mexico City from the Catholic News Service posted at The Catholic Register site: MEXICO CITY – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Ont., recalled once having a parish that needed a new furnace and was considering hiring … Continue reading

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Brilliant but chilling analysis by Victor Davis Hanson

What is the common denominator of the Obama administration’s serial scandals — the Justice Department’s spying on AP, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the NSA surveillance, the lies about Benghazi and the ACA — and much of the White House damage-control rhetoric? In … Continue reading

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Women bishops and English Anglo-Catholics

Damian Thompson writes: “Traditionalists ready to allow women bishops,” says the headline in The Times today. Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England won’t have to encounter lady bishops in their own parishes, but they are decisively throwing in their lot with … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum? or the way men are?

Fr Ray Blake has an interesting post.   A priest friend of mine suggests most priests are somewhere on the autisticspectrum, most of us are fairly ‘functioning’ but really we share a great number of autistic characteristics. He suggests that most … Continue reading

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Father Hunwicke’s invitation

He writes from Oxford: Splendid news! The Ordinariate, as you already know, has been granted its own Eucharistic Rite; and this rite will be in use here in Oxford on Advent Sunday … or rather, at our Vigil Mass at … Continue reading

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So —-Medjugorje —what do you think?

I have been agnostic on Medjugorje over the years even though I know many people who have made pilgrimages there and who found great blessing in doing so. In fact, someone brought me a bottle of holy water from Medjugorje, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls critical traditional Catholic journalist

I love this story.  Go to Rorate-Caeli for the details: “It bothers me that the news has been made public, and if it had been up to me, and Alessandro, to whom I revealed it immediately, it would never have … Continue reading

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The Scalfari interview has been taken down

This is good news.  (h/t Fr. Z)    From Vatican Insider: The Holy See has decided to delete the interview between Pope Francis and Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of Italian newspaper La Repubblicafrom the Vatican’s main portal (www.vatican.va). Scalfari had met … Continue reading

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