Monthly Archives: May 2014

HAVE WE ENTERED THE ‘END TIMES’?

!!!! Truly, we must wonder if we have entered the ‘end times.’  With the Pope’s Theologian, Walter Cardinal Kasper, calling for Holy Communion to be given to the divorced and remarried, and others in the Roman Curia calling for acceptance … Continue reading

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I WAS AN ALTAR BOY

!!!! What Altar Boys Can Do That Altar Girls Can’t May 17 http://liturgyguy.com/2014/05/17/what-altar-boys-can-do-that-altar-girls-cant/ This past week the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the findings from the 2014 Survey of Ordinands to the Priesthood. Prepared by Georgetown’s Center for Applied … Continue reading

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GOD’S “I AM” SAYS IT ALL, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO BE SAID THAT HAS ANY MEANING APART FROM THAT REVELATION

!!!! May 18, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler I am tempted to detect more than merely accidental circumstance in the fact that the apostles chose seven men as the first deacons: “Stephen, a man full of faith and of … Continue reading

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WOMEN IN THE CHURCH

!!!! http://ctscatholiccompass.org/cts-in-the-news/worlds-first-female-maths-professor-who-died-a-nun-stars-as-google-doodle/

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REGARDLESS OF THE TRUTH OF KASPER’S STATEMENT, PRIESTS AND DEACONS STILL HAVE THE GRAVE OBLIGATION OF MARRIAGE PREPARATION

!!!! Does Canon 1066 amount to a coin toss? by Dr. Edward Peters     THE CODE OF CANON LAW PASTORAL CARE AND THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE Can. 1063 Pastors of souls are obliged to ensure that their … Continue reading

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JAY CARNEY CAN WEAVE AND DODGE AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, BUT FATHER LOMBARDI CANNOT

!!!! Father Frederico Lombardi, S.J., Vatican Spokesman I understand Fr. Lombardi’s unwillingness to comment on statements allegedly made by the pope to private persons. I’m not sure his ‘No Comment’ policy can be observed in the long run, but I … Continue reading

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KASPER NEEDS TO KEEP KWIET

!!!!   Even if the pope said it, it was reckless to repeat it by Dr. Edward Peters   http://canonlawblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/even-if-the-pope-said-it-it-was-reckless-to-repeat-it/ Cardinal Kasper, in a lengthy interview  [with Commonweal Magazine]  that shows no let-up in his push to change Church discipline on … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

!!!! Bob Dylan Must Get Stoned Stephen H. Webb  http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/05/bob-dylan-must-get-stoned   Journalists have always been puzzled by Bob Dylan, but the confusion is of their own making. The pattern of treating him as a trickster whose words cannot be taken … Continue reading

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IS THE GERMAN TAIL WAGGING THE THIRD WORLD DOG?

!!!!   On Homosexuality and Abortion, the Voice of the Third World Pope Francis urges openness to the “peripheries” of the globe. But then it cannot be Germany and France that establish the Church’s teaching and practice on gay marriage … Continue reading

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THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS OF THE FRANCISCAN PONTIFICATE

!!!! Francis, the Pope of “Humanae Vitae” It is the encyclical he has taken as a model, in spite of its being the most contested of the past century. Bergoglio is raising great expectations for change in the domain of … Continue reading

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