Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fr Longenecker on demon possession

My novel The Defilers touches on demon possession.  Do I believe it happens today?  You betcha. Here’s Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Last week the exorcism of Latoya Ammons and her children was in the headlines and it got me musing about … Continue reading

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Augustine College’s brilliant Dr Tingley

Augustine College has a close association with Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  One of our priests is chaplain and on the faculty; several of our members are graduates of its one-year rigorous program that examines the foundations of Western … Continue reading

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The divide among Catholics

This article at The American Conservative by Patrick J. Deneen about the divide among conservative Catholics is most interesting and it does not even mention liturgy!  He writes: The real battle is taking place beyond the purview of the pages … Continue reading

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Michael Coren responds to the UN report

Thank God for his robust response. http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/more-un-hypocrisy/3157806363001

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This story annoys me

So, tell me, why is the Holy See being singled out for the sexual abuse of children?  I haven’t looked at the countries on this particular UN Committee, but wanna bet some of them have much more egregious treatment of … Continue reading

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In praise of St. Agatha’s in Portsmouth

Fr Hunwicke departs from his series on “liturgists” to write: Gaudeamus omnes in Domino … … because it’s S Agatha’s Day! So I’m taking a day off from the grim business of Fr Butler of Brentwood and his depressing friends … Continue reading

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So, does this bother you?

According to a story posted at Rorate Caeli, Cardinal Ratzinger told a German translator: It was also Cardinal Ratzinger who, according to her own testimony, advised Sigrid Spath to remain a Protestant, and not to convert to the Catholic Church, … Continue reading

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Some Victor Davis Hanson on Obama

Victor Davis Hanson is one of my favorite American columnists. He’s a classicist and an astute observer of the present cultural scene. An excerpt of a column posted at The National Review entited Our Icarus-in-chief In short, our Icarus-in-Chief, without … Continue reading

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Now Fr Hunwicke is talking about liturgy

Here I wholeheartedly agree with the good priest.   We thought that there was a self-supporting, self-validating network of so-called ‘experts’ or ‘liturgists’ who were determined to impose their own very narrow group agenda upon the Church. Fr Butler confirms … Continue reading

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Article on Patriarchy

I proposed, half jokingly, writing an article on patriarchy and why I love it for Convivium. Never got around to it but now with Fr Hunwicke’s musings and some of the reaction to it I see over at his site … Continue reading

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