Monthly Archives: February 2013

YOUR CHOICES HAVE NO MORAL CONTENT WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DECIDES EVERYTHING FOR YOU BY LAW OR REGULATION

!!!!   Happy Warrior   •   February 11, 2013, Issue Every Man a Criminal By Mark Steyn https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/338695/every-man-criminal For Chris Matthews, the sob-sister sap who hosts MSNBC’s hilariously misnamed Hardball, President Obama’s inaugural address bore comparison to Lincoln at Gettysburg. Whether>Lincoln would … Continue reading

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THIS BLOG WAS IN GOOD COMPANY OVER THE YEARS IN CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF CARDINAL BERTONE AS SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOLY SEE

!!!! Cardinal Bertone Parallels between Vatican politics/corruption and Boston diocesan corruption by bostoncatholicinsider http://bostoncatholicinsider.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/parallels-between-vatican-politicscorruption-and-boston-diocesan-corruption/ In follow-up of the abdication announcement by the Holy Father, a number of news reports about Vatican politics and corruption have coincidental parallels to what we have … Continue reading

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TEMPTATIONS

!!!! MOSAIC SHOWING THE TEMPTATIONS OF CHRIST, THE BASILICA OF ST. MARK, VENICE   Dear brothers and sisters! Last Wednesday, with the traditional distribution of ashes, we entered into Lent, a time of conversion and penance in preparation for Easter. … Continue reading

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PULL YOUR BOAT ONTO THE SHORE THIS LENT AND FOLLOW HIM

!!!! Miraculous catch of 153 fish fresco in the Spoleto Cathedral, Italy (second miracle).   When a pope retires, I have to change the proposed topic of my column. Now I know how a pastor must have felt in 1415 … Continue reading

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CARDINAL MAHONY, STAY HOME! DON’T BE A DISTRACTION AT THE CONCLAVE!

!!!! DECLARATIONS Updated February 15, 2013, 6:53 p.m. ET A Faith Unshaken but Unsettled Catholics react to Pope Benedict’s resignation. By PEGGY NOONAN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL   It is disquieting, the resignation of the pope. “We are in uncharted … Continue reading

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DO NOT LET SAINT MALACHY HYSTERIA GRIP YOU; ON THE OTHER HAND, LIVE AS THOUGH THE WORLD MAY SOON END!

!!!! Saint Malachy Saint Malachi Predicts the Election of Benedict XVI by Deal Hudson   [This was written in 2005 after the election of Pope Benedict XVI] http://www.catholicity.com/commentary/hudson/00222.html The election of Benedict XVI set predictable cries of joy and sorrow. Fortunately … Continue reading

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IT IS A TRAGEDY THAT MANY CATHOLICS ONLY SEE THE VATICAN COUNCIL II THROUGH THE EYES OF THE HOSTILE SECULAR MEDIA

!!!! The War of the Two Councils: The True and the False In the farewell address to the priests of Rome, the startling accusation of Benedict XVI against the political interpretation of Vatican II made by the media, during the … Continue reading

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LORD BLACK OFFERS HIS UNIQUE INSIGHTS INTO THE REIGN OF POPE BENEDICT XVI

!!!! February 14, 2013 Pope Weathered the Storm Pope Benedict XVI kept the faith. By Conrad Black  THE NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340575/pope-weathered-storm-conrad-black?pg=1 Pope Benedict XVI at Ash Wednesday services, February 13, 2013. Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, … Continue reading

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POPE BENEDICT’S INCREDIBLY POWERFUL SILENT INFLUENCE ON THE ELECTION OF HIS SUCCESSOR

!!!!   Who Will Take Up the Keys of Peter The resignation of Benedict XVI. His last actions. The imminent conclave and the candidates for succession. The new and the unknown of a decision without precedent in history by Sandro … Continue reading

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POPE BENEDICT’S ASH WEDNESDAY REFLECTION ON THE MEANING OF LENT

!!!! Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin the liturgical time of Lent, forty days that prepare us for the celebration of Holy Easter. It is a time of particular commitment on our spiritual journey. The number forty occurs several times in … Continue reading

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