Liturgy & Priesthood

New Appointment for Archbishop Burke

July 20, 2010

This is good news for faithful Catholics but probably not good news for pro-abort politicians.

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Priest Scandal News – defending the Pope, cleaning up seminaries

June 1, 2010

‘Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest’ 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 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

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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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New Vatican web site offers resources on sex-abuse issue

April 17, 2010

New Vatican web site offers resources on sex-abuse issue The Vatican has created a new web site offering resources to explain the Church’s handling of sex-abuse problems. Deal Hudson on how the bishops should respond.

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Good Friday Liturgy on the Internet

March 25, 2010

From my friend Joe Reynolds from Skyline Productions: If you can’t make it to a Good Friday Liturgy on April 2nd you can tune in “LIVE” at for coverage of the Good Friday Liturgy with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in Phoenix, Arizona from Ss Simon and Jude Cathedral. Coverage begins at 3pm Arizona time […]

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Pope Under Attack

March 15, 2010

Vatican answers critics on abuse Pounded by stories in the European media about the sex-abuse scandal that is exploding across the continent, the Vatican released an unusual statement on Saturday, March 13, defending Church policies and refuting stories that had sought to link Pope Benedict XVI directly to the scandal. Today there are thousands […]

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Baseball Star Quits to become a Priest

January 27, 2010

NEW YORK —  As a top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Grant Desme might’ve gotten the call every minor leaguer wants this spring. Instead, he believed he had another, higher calling. Desme announced Friday that he was leaving baseball to enter the priesthood, walking away after a breakout season in which he became MVP […]

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A New Look at a Mass Near You?

January 14, 2010

Raymond Arroyo comments on the way Mass may look at your parish soon. Interesting commentary.

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Nut-case Bishop Finally Defrocked

December 17, 2009

UPDATE 12/19/09 from Ed Peters: Why is this Milingo case getting complicated? A new statement from the Holy See’s Press Office, if it has been accurately reported, is muddying the waters about the Church’s stand on the ability of schismatic bishops to confer holy orders. I’m looking for some clarity: Archbishop Milingo stripped of […]

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Jimmy Carter as “Church Historian” (giggle)

December 13, 2009

Jeff Miller posted an interesting commentary on his Facebook account. It regards Jimmy Carter pontificating on church history. What a joke — that’ like me giving a lecture on brain surgery. I have provided the full text below. I agree with Jeff! Frankly, I consider Carter the 2nd worst president in US history (the 1st […]

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Anglican Clergy & Celibacy

November 3, 2009

From Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s Website: Well, really, it’s more of a “non-note” on celibacy for incoming Anglican ministers. A few days ago the Holy See Press Office issued a note on whether married Anglican ministers coming into full communion would be required to observe celibacy if they sought Catholic holy orders. The statement clarifies […]

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I’m not like some bishops…

October 28, 2009

… in that if I find out a priest or friend has caused scandal in the Church, I am not going to sweep it under the rug or act as though it didn’t happen. I say this because I just found out that a friend of ours who has stayed at our home has a […]

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