SSPX demands “freedom to correct promoters of the errors of modernism, liberalism, and Vatican II”

Details:  The Lefebvrian General Chapter concluded a few days ago following the Holy See’s request for a response from the Fraternity regarding the doctrinal preamble. By accepting and signing the preamble, the Society of St. Pius X would have received canonical recognition and returned to a full communion with Rome. But the road still looks [Read More...]

Tony Blair talks about his faith, says he favors gay marriage: “I’m not a doctrinal ideologue”

He gave an interview recently to Charles Moore of the Telegraph.  An excerpt:  Tony Blair is vigorous proof of life after political death. He is back in London, looking well, smartly dressed in the combination of blue suit and brown shoes that, traditionally, is the mark of being not quite a gentleman. “I’ve put my [Read More...]

Meet Larry Blake, married priest

Below is a very good report looking at the life of Fr. Larry Blake, a married priest in Minnesota. KEYC – Mankato News, Weather, Sports – Details: Father Andrew Cozzens with the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity said, “Well it’s actually a sign of how important the Church sees it that only the Pope [Read More...]

Ordination update: history is made, with 3 new deacons in Westminster

That would be in the United Kingdom.  The worldwide diaconate continues to grow, praise God.  This is the first class ordained in Westminister. The three are shown above. Here’s an email I got this afternoon from Across the Pond: Here’s three amigos. Anthony Curran who is the Director of Catechetics for the archdiocese of Westminster; [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: light in the darkness

A memorial for 12 shooting victims sits at the fountain of Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil Sunday. [Read more...]

Lawsuits challenging HHS mandate keep piling up

An overview, from the Washington newspaper The Hill:  Challenges to President Obama’s birth-control mandate are piling up in court. Twenty-four lawsuits have been filed against the federal birth-control mandate so far, mostly from religious groups that view the policy as a dangerous erosion of religious freedom. Foes of the mandate got a boost after Illinois-based [Read More...]

Prayers in Colorado: “What kind of people are we becoming?”

Details, from the Los Angeles Times:  At Queen of Peace Catholic Church, about 20 minutes from the Century 16 theater, service-goers on Sunday almost completely filled the 1,500-seat building at a morning Mass to remember parishioner A.J. Boik and to pray for at least two other church members injured in Friday’s tragic theater shooting. Some [Read More...]

Great moments in journalism: the liar who became a star “expert” in the media

Why am I not surprised? Details: Ryan Holiday could be called an “expert.” As head of marketing for American Apparel, an online strategist for Tucker Max, and self-styled “media manipulator,” he can talk social media and modern advertising with the best of them – he’s done so both online and in print on countless occasions. [Read More...]

What can Catholics learn from Ramadan?

A priest offers some insight, via CNS:  The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started July 20 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws. According to the Vatican’s point man [Read More...]

Ordination update: 17 new deacons in Helena

Details, from the Montana Catholic:  An ordination, much like a wedding, is a momentous occasion, both for the man receiving Holy Orders and for those gathered in joyful witness. But the ordination of 17 men to the permanent diaconate takes on historical significance. June 29 was a day for making history as Bishop George Leo [Read More...]


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