Monthly Archives: December 2013

On the swearing of oaths

I personally think the anti-Modernist oath should be brought back, heh heh heh.  In the language of Shakespeare, of course. But here Fr. Hunwicke talks about an oath of a different kind. From 1910 onwards, during the campaign of S … Continue reading

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Fr. Longenecker on mercy

Ouch.  But sadly, true.   Where I have a problem ministering in the United States is that so many people do not perceive their need of mercy and have no idea that they are in need of compassion and love. … Continue reading

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More on pesky Pelagians

This from Thomas L. McDonald is interesting as it includes a Pope Benedict quote on the matter (see the part not in italics below): But what of the criticism itself? The self-absorbed and promethean parts I understand and don’t dispute, if … Continue reading

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Self-Absorbed, Promethean Neo-Pelagian

Father Z has decided to make a joke—perhaps a little lame—and make some merchandise with this label on it—and others in the blogosphere are going nuts in criticizing this move, calling it passive aggressive, an obscene attack on the Pope … Continue reading

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This is good news! Cardinal Ouellet confirmed.

From CNS’ Cindy Wooden in Rome: VATICAN CITY – Nine months after his election, Pope Francis has reconfirmed Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, seen as one of the most powerful offices of the Roman … Continue reading

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Jimmy Akin looks at the Pope’s interview

And summarizes some main points, among them this:   3) What did the pope say about breastfeeding in public? Pope Francis refers to breastfeeding in public as part of a set of larger remarks about the scourge of world hunger. … Continue reading

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The Pope’s latest interview with Andrea Tornielli

You can find it here.  An excerpt: Is Christian unity a priority for you? “Yes, for me ecumenism is a priority. Today there is an ecumenism of blood. In some countries they kill Christians for wearing a cross or having … Continue reading

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Any of my readers following this?

Fr. Ray Blake writes on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate:  On the surface it seems that the Friars of the Immaculate are being treated with great harshness. Compare the treatment of the Legionaries of Christ under Pope Benedict, with … Continue reading

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Some pictures from the ordinations on Dec. 14

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A wonderful weekend—pictures to come

It’s been a wonderful weekend, but I have been out, at the ordinations on Saturday morning, a dinner to celebrate Saturday evening, today’s Mass of Thanksgiving, and tonight’s Lessons and Carols service. I only just got home.  Archbishop Prendergast has … Continue reading

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