Monthly Archives: December 2014

Reading between the lines on that report on religious sisters

You may have read various headlines and reports about the report on religious sisters in the United States  released yesterday that some have said, “nothing to see here” or that it “buries the hatchet” between Rome and the womens’ religious … Continue reading

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Lovely story about a little boy and Cardinal Burke

This from the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine’s blog.  Please go over and read the whole story. It will bring tears to your eyes: It was a little over a year ago on August 3, 2013 at the Shrine, that … Continue reading

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“Let the Church be a House of Wonder” by Anthony Esolen in Crisis Magazine

This is a beautiful article. Please read the whole thing.   Only academics can think themselves into pretending to like verse without music, music without harmony, painting without skies or flowers or animals or people. Intellectuals are the original smashers … Continue reading

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Great interview with Cardinal Burke

The Radical Catholic blog has an interview with Cardinal Burke. The whole interview is worth reading.  Here’s an excerpt: On the Kasper Proposal Q. Many Catholics fear that, in the end, the Synod of Bishops will resort to doublespeak. “Pastoral” … Continue reading

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Fr William Oddie on a little noticed comment of Pope Francis’ at the end of the recent synod

At the Catholic Herald, Fr. Oddie writes, my emphases: What I had written was that “the very fact of the existence of a corpus of writings like that of Pope Benedict, as pope, as cardinal prefect, and before that as … Continue reading

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Austen Ivereigh’s “The Great Reformer” on Pope Francis

I’m reading it now and finding it most informative and interesting.  It puts Pope Francis in context, giving some great background on Argentine history and politics. Ivereigh is a good writer and this is not a hagiography even though he … Continue reading

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Cardinal Collins calls for integrity and humility in public life

The Cardinal gave a great talk to Parliamentarians, ambassadors and religious leaders earlier this month: Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto spoke to parliamentarians Dec. 2 on the importance of integrity and humility in public life. Legislators experience “the burden of … Continue reading

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The Nuncio remembers Christmas in Italy

I loved working on this story now up at B.C. Catholic. Canada’s Papal Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi remembers, when he was 5, his Aunt Rosa giving him some “little statues to make the crib” or Nativity scene. “For us Christmas … Continue reading

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Interview with Fr Robert Barron about Christ and mission

Some great stuff in this interview over at One Peter Five: My fear is the domesticated Christ, which my generation got after the Council, and which the modern world is happy with. You know, Christ who is defanged, who is … Continue reading

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Great article on Msgr. Peter Wilkinson at Catholic World Report

The ;picture shows Fr. Carl Reid—was it his diaconal ordination?  And Msgr. Peter Wilkinson in Ottawa in 2013 or something. Can’t remember the exact date. You can find the article here at Catholic World Report:   CWR: What led you … Continue reading

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