Monthly Archives: April 2013

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST IS THE REALIZATION OF OUR PRESUMPTION TO TRANSFORM SOCIETY

!!!! THE UNPRECEDENTED ‘PRESUMPTION’ OF CHANGING THE WORLD by Sandro Magister ROME, April 11, 2013 – For Pope Francis, religious freedom means above all “having the courage to bear witness to faith in the risen Christ.” A faith that is … Continue reading

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TEXAS IS ABOUT TO FACE ANOTHER CRISIS IN ITS HEALTH CARE

!!!! The Legislature of the State of Texas meets every two years and 2013 is going to see the Legislature wrestle with a lot of issues that concern different groups.  In the months when the Legislature is not in session … Continue reading

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POLYGAMY, POLYANDRY, POLYAMORY, POLY-WANT-A CRACKERY; LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING!

!!!!   Last Gasp by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Posted on April 3, 2013 The US Supreme Court is now wrestling with two cases that pose the same dilemma: should the Court acquiesce in the legalization of same-sex marriage, and if not, … Continue reading

Posted in FAMILY LIFE, FATHERHOOD, GAY 'MARRIAGE', HOMOSEXUALITY, HUMAN-ANIMAL HYBRIDS, JEWS, LAWRENCE V TEXAS, LGBT, LIBERALISM, LIFE ISSUES, SAME-SEX 'MARRIAGE' | 1 Comment

IN THE MATTER OF HOLY COMMUNION AND CANON 915, THE FACTS DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION

!!!! A couple notes on today’s DFP article on holy Communion and gay activists, esp in re Fr. Reese by Dr. Edward Peters There are a couple of technical slips in Niraj Warikoo’s article in the Detroit Free Press on the … Continue reading

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PERHAPS YOU DO NOT HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ON THIS OR THAT, BUT IF YOU DO, ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU CAN

!!!! April 5, 2013 The ‘Vigilance’ Vigilantes THE TOLERANCE ENFORCERS WILL NOT TOLERATE DISSENT By Mark Steyn Mark Steyn He who controls the language shapes the debate: In the same week the Associated Press announced that it would no longer describe … Continue reading

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2022 IS NOT VERY FAR OFF

!!!! The Age, a leading Melbourne newspaper, recently ran several articles chronicling a local woman’s decision to take her own life. It was not for any particular reason – 83-year-old Beverley Broadbent just thought it would be better to go … Continue reading

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IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND THE ANSWER?

!!!! IT IS HARD TO FIND ANSWERS WHEN THE QUESTIONS ARE IGNORED   by Dr. Edward Peters   The German edition of the Radio Vatican blog, authored it seems by Fr. Bernd Hagenkord, SJ, has opined at length on Pope … Continue reading

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LONG BEFORE DOWNTON ABBEY THERE WAS BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, AND BEFORE THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

!!!! April 22, 2013, Issue Evelyn Waugh, Catholic Optimist Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family, by Michael G. Brennan (Bloomsbury, 192 pp., $34.95) By Micah Mattix Evelyn Waugh defies easy categorization. He was simultaneously a defender of social hierarchy and an … Continue reading

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THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING, INCLUDING A TIME TO STAND AGAINST THE HHS MANDATE

!!!! Pastor Richard Wurmbrand A Time to Stand by Dr. Steve Elwart We are fast approaching a time when each of us will have to make some decisions—decisions about our life, our relationships, and our worldview. After World War II, … Continue reading

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DID SAINT POPE PIUS X VIOLATE CHURCH LAW WHEN DISTRIBUTING HOLY COMMUNION?

!!!! When discussing canon law, Primum non nocere by Dr. Edward Peters This post arises in the wake of, but is not about, Pope Francis and foot-washing. Rather, this post addresses the problems occasioned for others when canonical misinformation is injected … Continue reading

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