August 2009

I couldn’t agree more with the HLI  Commentary and Press Release–

“We must, as a matter of precept, pray for the salvation of heretical Catholics like Senator Edward Kennedy, but we do not have to praise him let alone extol him with the full honors of a public Catholic funeral and all the adulation that attends such an event. There was very little about Ted Kennedy’s life that deserves admiration from a spiritual or moral point of view. He was probably the worst example of a Catholic statesman that one can think of. When all is said and done, he has distorted the concept of what it means to be a Catholic in public life more than anyone else in leadership today. . . .”

For the whole Press Release click here

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Teaching on Today’s Mass Readings: the Pharisees

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009: Liturgy Reflection from JP Catholic University on Vimeo.

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Archbishop Sheehan Criticizes Other Bishops

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2009

Archbishop criticizes bishops who opposed Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3890

Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe has criticized the dozens of bishops who publicly opposed President Barack Obama’s appearance at t heUniversity of Notre Dame.

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes:

Some thoughts on Archbishop Sheehan’s recent comments regarding Eucharistic discipline

While I offer no opinion on the recent comments made by Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe to the National Catholic Reporter regarding his take on inter-episcopal relations (that’s between arch/bishops), his assertions on the canon law of Eucharistic reception are something else. In my opinion, several of Abp. Sheehan’s assertions thereon are flawed. Even so, I might have let them pass, except that Sheehan, besides being an archbishop, also has a doctorate in canon law (Lateran, 1971) and thus some might incline to his views based on those credentials. So, here goes.

Read about it here: http://www.canonlaw.info/2009/08/some-thoughts-on-abp-sheehans-recent.html

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The 13th Day

August 28, 2009

Looks like a good movie. See Trailer here.

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Conversion Stories

August 27, 2009

If you like conversion stories — I have hundreds of them on my website here. I also found another blog with conversions stories you might enjoy here. My own is in my book Crossing the Tiber and on my audio CD From Baptist to Catholic.

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Vocations Crisis — TOO MANY Sisters!

August 27, 2009

These sisters are 9  minutes from our house. Janet and I know and love them all dearly. They are the first to view our new DVDs as they come out and we take our grandkids over sometimes for evening prayer. Great bunch of ladies deserving our support. If you know any women that want to [...]

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Who is Telling the Truth about Abortion in the Health Care Bill?

August 27, 2009

FactCheck.org did the work for you and guess what? Obama is the one lying; the prolife groups are telling the truth! Surprise, surprise! Read the report here.

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Seal of Confession on Trial

August 27, 2009

Click here for the Zenit.org interview with Fr. Mockiatis and his nightmare story of a taperecorder set up in his confessional without his knowledge to get the confession of an accused murderer. I had the privilege of meeting Fr. Mockiatis several years ago. A noble and faithful priest! For the book, click here.

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Bloodmoney — Planned Parenthood

August 27, 2009
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A Catholic Funeral for Ted Kennedy?

August 27, 2009

From Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s website: “Most of Teddy Kennedy’s politics, and most of whatever parts of his personal life I knew through the media, angered and sometimes even disgusted me. But my opinions about Teddy’s legacy are not at issue in assessing his right to a Catholic funeral under canon law. I trust that [...]

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Did God Send the Tornado?

August 26, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALk1z5euBxI

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Americans Want Fair, Honest Reporting

August 26, 2009

CABLE NEWS RACE: TOP SIX SLOTS GO TO FOX NEWS Seems America is Sick of Biased STUPID Liberal News VIEWERS MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009 (from Drudge Report) FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,440,000 FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,937,000 FOXNEWS BECK 2,810,000 FOXNEWS GRETA 2,450,000 FOXNEWS BAIER 2,066,000 FOXNEWS SHEP 1,860,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,114,000 CNN KING 1,063,000 MSNBC MADDOW 885,000 CNN [...]

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Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy, the ultra-liberal Senator from Massachusetts, died Tuesday night from brain cancer. Though he was raised and claimed to be Catholic, he promoted abortion and other wrong-headed agendas. In his condolences Obama called him “the greatest US Senator of our time.” (Really! I’ve despised him from the beginning!) The media will paint him as [...]

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Bishop D’Archy Confronts Notre Dame

August 26, 2009

Bishop D’Arcy renews challenge to Notre Dame For a summary of the article click here Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Indiana, who rebuked the University of Notre Dame for inviting President Obama to accept an award at commencement, has renewed the argument with an article published in America magazine. For the whole article, [...]

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So Let Me Make Sure I Understand

August 25, 2009

We’re going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, Passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, Signed by a president that also hasn’t read it and who smokes, With funding administered by a treasury chief who knowingly didn’t pay [...]

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Obama’s Summer of Discontent

August 25, 2009

“The politics of charisma is so Third World. Americans were never going to buy into it for long.” This article clearly and concisely summarizes the Obama agenda and the outcome. If you really want to understand clearly where America is at this moment in history, please read this all the way through. It’s a great [...]

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