Liturgy & Priesthood

Woman who Repents of Pseudo-ordination

March 17, 2011

From Canon Lawyer and Friend Ed Peters: A blog post about the National Catholic Reporter story on Norma Jean Coon, the woman who recently repented of her pseudo-ordination. Discussion of her excommunication, reconciliation, and the National Catholic Reporter story. I read with bemusement the National Catholic Reporter story on the recent reconciliation of Norma Jean [...]

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“Call No Man Your Father” – (link fixed)

January 27, 2011

Why do Catholics call their priest “Father” when Jesus said, “Call no man your father.” If you haven’t heard this question yet, some day you certainly will. We must understand what Jesus was saying and why he was saying it in order to understand his words. I was asked this question again and here is [...]

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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet [...]

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Chinese Episcopal Ordination Valid?

November 26, 2010

My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes: “Was the Chinese episcopal ordination valid? I almost blogged about the Chinese episcopal ordination ceremony last Saturday, but held off for lack of concrete facts and because of the eruption of another story the same day. But a line in the HSPO press release today suggests that [...]

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Priestesses? Why Only Boys Can be Daddies!

November 21, 2010

This is an excellent audio talk by Peter Kreeft on why the Catholic Church has a male-only priesthood. Why Only Boys Can Be Daddies It was only a month ago we were in Israel and a group of Anglican priests and priestesses stayed in the same hotel. Some of the men wore pinkish-purple shirts with [...]

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Ed Peters on Women Priests

October 11, 2010

My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes: Care to see just how many errors one AFP article on “women priests” can contain? Check it out my Dissection of Baloney Journalism, here: http://canonlawblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/dissection-of-baloney-journalism.html. It’s got me seeing red!

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Bishop Refuses Eucharist to Gay Activists

October 9, 2010

Support Archbishop John Nienstedt who is now under attack for doing the right thing. Just a few days ago, homosexual activists wearing rainbow sashes and buttons attempted to receive Holy Communion from him during Mass. The activists even bragged: “We were making a statement during the Eucharist.” His Excellency stood firm, blessed them, but charitably [...]

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SUNDAY IS COMING! A New Kind of Church!

September 16, 2010

Aren’t we all tired of old liturgies from the first centuries? Shouldn’t we update our church services? The time has come to compete with Hollywood and the new generation! Announcing!  Here is the NEW model of church — for the new generation who’s tired of the same old, same old, same old…. This Sunday, join [...]

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Dog Takes Communion

July 23, 2010

Dog receives communion at Anglican parish A dog has received communion at an Anglican parish in Toronto. Pets are permitted in the church. . . .

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New Appointment for Archbishop Burke

July 20, 2010

This is good news for faithful Catholics but probably not good news for pro-abort politicians. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10070912.html

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Priest Scandal News – defending the Pope, cleaning up seminaries

June 1, 2010

‘Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest’ http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6492 In a manifest example of media bias, a May 30 Associated Press headline screamed, “Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest”– even though Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, did not have the authority in 1989 to laicize a [...]

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Two News Items

May 26, 2010

Jesuit head of Asian Catholic news agency criticizes transubstantiation http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6434 Stating that “Catholics can become fanatical about one form of the Body of Christ in the bread of the Eucharist as the REAL presence of Christ,” Father Michael Kelly, the Jesuit CEO of the Asian Catholic news agency UCA News, criticized the doctrine of transubstantiation [...]

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Why 64% of Americans Believe Catholic Priests are Perverts

May 15, 2010

Al Kresta’s Commentary, Part I

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Is the “New Mass” Valid? An Audio Debate!

May 12, 2010

Debate: Is the New Mass Valid? Debaters: Peter Dimond vs. William Albrecht http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/2/23/2334427/The%20Validity%20of%20the%20Novus%20Ordo%20Missae_32.mp3

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A Primer on Ordination Blessings and Indulgences

April 27, 2010

From my friend and Canon Lawyer Edward Peters: A few questions related to ordinations always seem to surface about this time of year. Below are four (well, actually, five) points on blessings and indulgences related to ordinations that might be useful to recall. Click here.

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Two News Items

April 20, 2010

Christians now outnumber Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa by 2 to 1 A study published on April 15 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the number of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa grew from seven million in 1900 to 470 million today. During the same time period, the number of Muslims [...]

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