Monthly Archives: February 2013

SSPX Deadline in Two Days

Did anyone else see this? The SSPX has until Friday to accept the CDF’s final offer. It would not be correct to call it an ultimatum as such but the document … imposes a deadline on the Lefebvrians for the first … Continue reading

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Why One, Not The Other Too?

Cardinal Mahony gets fussed at for planning to vote. What about Cardinal Rigali? Hardly a fuss has been raised about his participation. While I’m certainly sympathetic to the feelings and aims of child-protection and anti-mismanagement Catholics, I’m not sure much … Continue reading

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Cardinal Turkson Doesn’t Get It

RNS linked Cardinal Peter Turkson’s CNN interview. He steered the conversation well from the political concerns of the day, and focused on the essential of the Gospel. And this, at the 7:05 (question)/7:31 (answer) mark: When Amanpour asked Turkson about the … Continue reading

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Beyond Humiliation, the Curia

If Cardinal Mahony had come out on his own blog about the smail’s pace of the curia in dealing with priest predators, it might have come across as somewhat self-serving. I’m inclined to think there’s blame to spread around, if … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 51:3-5

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense. *Thoroughly wash me from my guilt, and of my sin cleanse me. For I acknowledge my offense, and my sin is … Continue reading

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Will The Conservatives Ever Be Happy?

Quick answer: no. Remember this pic of exultant sems in Rome? The party was almost over the day after Habemus Papam. I suspect that nothing would have satisfied the Catholic Right, especially many of the folks who inhabited the internet … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Colossians 1:12-14

One of the short Scripture passages given in the Rite of Penance (81) is this powerful piece from Saint Paul’s introduction to his letter to the Colossians. Scripture geeks may notice that these three verses precede the christological hymn of … Continue reading

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