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Gänswein's Moment of Truth: "That's Not Possible"

It's obvious... throw Pope Benedict under the bus before he dies. Maybe Prince Philip's death made him (Ganswein) step up to give himself cover.
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Shots Fired Into the Old Rite Abbess's Cell

I am familiar with these gracious sisters - who are both devout and joyful (unlike some trads I've encountered). Plus there has been a few incidents, not just one, of shots fired at their convent. Also, a decade ago, a shooter went to a nearby monastery and murdered 2 monks and wounded 2 others. To make light of this, by suggesting snarky excuses, is to play into the Enemy's hands. The world …More
I am familiar with these gracious sisters - who are both devout and joyful (unlike some trads I've encountered). Plus there has been a few incidents, not just one, of shots fired at their convent. Also, a decade ago, a shooter went to a nearby monastery and murdered 2 monks and wounded 2 others. To make light of this, by suggesting snarky excuses, is to play into the Enemy's hands. The world hates holiness, and by extension those who try to live a life of penance in accord with the Gospel.
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Do not trivialize your sin

I assume this is from a Protestant source... veneration (spelled correctly) of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints is NOT idolatry! Plus the sin of drunkenness can lead to the addiction of alcoholism - but to conflate the 2 is not really accurate.
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A Church Apartheid

A return to "separate but equal"? Seems whether one gets the "miraculous" shot or not ya still gotta wear the mask and sit alone!
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A Neoconservativ Catholic Village Starts In Texas

Didn't they already try this with Ave Maria college in Florida built by the Domino's Pizza guy? If memory serves, in the end they had to cave to the "world" and admit secular anti-Catholic values. The Wanderer had a whole series on it years ago, I recall.
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New Attempt to Canonise “Catholic” President Joe Biden

"Riverview Resurrection Church" ??? sounds like one of those Protestant mega-churches where the 'pastor' preaches wearing faded jeans while the band plays on guitars & drums.
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Novus Ordo: Vatican Presents Woman in Casual Shirt as Distributor of Ash Cross

It is forbidden this year (and next??) because they say one could transmit the virus by contact with skin. BUT we are required to receive communion on the hand wherein the "minister" touches everyone with the Body of Our Lord & their fingers. (Note: I've never received communion in this way WITHOUT feeling the knuckles of the one distributing on my palm!) More lunacy!
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Francis Wanted A “Poor Church”: Now “the Poor” Pay for It

Quote: "renounce subsidies so that the resources, scarce due to “the pandemic,” would go only to the neediest." - too bad the U.S. bishops didn't share this sentiment when it came to federal PPP money. 🤔
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"Pandemic": French Nun, 117, Europe's Oldest Person, Beats Covid-19

Not to disrespect her, but it probably was a false positive. A monk in his 90's I know was also told he had it (because of positive test). After 2 weeks of isolation, he emerged saying that the doctors were wrong. He came to this conclusion based on common sense. He had no symptoms and felt fine. He rufused to go along with the notion he "beat the virus".
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No Joke: Liturgy Has Made "Much Progress" in Recent Decades - Francis

Obviously pre-COVID figures. Pew research says attendance in the U.S. is about 7% now. Many wonder if the faithful will ever return. Europe is probably near zero!
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For the record: Michigan nuns at Trump rally aren't really nuns

Boy, how these liberals like to stick to the rules when they have a "pope" whom they agree with. Wasn't always the case. In one Catholic college I worked at, the 'sister' on staff was in a non-canonical, unofficial 'order.' Of course, no problems since she was of the lay clothes "pant-suit" variety. The administration even thought they were being progressive since they were giving leadership …More
Boy, how these liberals like to stick to the rules when they have a "pope" whom they agree with. Wasn't always the case. In one Catholic college I worked at, the 'sister' on staff was in a non-canonical, unofficial 'order.' Of course, no problems since she was of the lay clothes "pant-suit" variety. The administration even thought they were being progressive since they were giving leadership roles to women in the Church. Oh, she had responsibility in the formation of seminarians.
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Saint Corona Has Rekindled an Old-Style Religion in a Deeply Areligious Society

Too bad that easing up doesn't include houses of worship - at least not that I've seen.
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New Memorial: Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

It seems that the Vatican is universalizing Benedictine customary usage. The monastery I go to for Mass has had the memorial of Saints Mary, Martha, & Lazarus - "hosts of the Lord" on July 29 for decades now. It was/is tied to the Benedictine virtue of hospitality. Granted, it messed with the traditional liturgy that had St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha (seen as 2 sisters) separated by an '…More
It seems that the Vatican is universalizing Benedictine customary usage. The monastery I go to for Mass has had the memorial of Saints Mary, Martha, & Lazarus - "hosts of the Lord" on July 29 for decades now. It was/is tied to the Benedictine virtue of hospitality. Granted, it messed with the traditional liturgy that had St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha (seen as 2 sisters) separated by an 'octave' (1 week = 8 days if you count the beginning and end day). This was to highlight their symbolism of the contemplative & active vocations respectively. The former being superior, therefore celebrated first.
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Does Joe Biden’s new executive order mandating masks on federal property not apply to Joe Biden …

Yeah, like Cupich they don't want to go down that "rabbit hole" 😉
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Actual Catholic text message:

GTG = "Got to go" ???
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Actual Catholic text message:

"Something [??] Liturgy of the Hours (the Office prayers = breviary) before Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) + Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
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Christmas Mass in St Joseph, Bagdad

Actually according to official CDC guidelines, they're fine because they all appear to be wearing the masks. Social distancing is recommended, but mask wearing is proposed for those situations where one CANNOT social distance. People and government bodies are over-zealous when they demand both and act that the presence of other people is itself dangerous. I've pointed this out to friends who …More
Actually according to official CDC guidelines, they're fine because they all appear to be wearing the masks. Social distancing is recommended, but mask wearing is proposed for those situations where one CANNOT social distance. People and government bodies are over-zealous when they demand both and act that the presence of other people is itself dangerous. I've pointed this out to friends who insist on wearing masks even when they're alone or outside when they are many yards away from other people. I've shown them the regulations from our county that consistently say "masks should be worn if one CANNOT social distance 6 feet apart." I'm accused of being a virus denier - which I'm not. Members of my family have had it, and it may have hastened the death of a elderly relative. Not sure that the precautions are a farce, but how they're applied is irrational & illogical, if not even malicious!
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Notre Dame in Paris has hosted its first Christmas Carol Service since 2019

Nice construction worker protective gear. Where are their masks? 😷
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Legendary Latin Teacher Has Died

I've heard many stories about him from confreres who studied in Rome. They said he was brilliant in his grasp of the Latin language, but unfortunately he was a modernist in the style of Francis who hated the outward signs of Catholicism.
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The employees of Jeff Bezos dehumanizing their political opponents. Liberals love to hate

Didn't the Nazis compare Jews to vermin prior to exterminating them?