Monthly Archives: June 2011

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The Pope’s Tweet: The Medium Is the Message – Tom Hoopes, Crisis Magazine

Catholic Community ‘Likes’ – David Kerr, EWTN News/CNA

Bp. Rene Gracida (Fr. Corapi) Has Strong Words for His Fellow Bishops – Dallas Catholics

Father Stefano Gobbi Has Passed Away – Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Modesty, Responsibility, and Common Sense – Simcha Fisher, National Catholic Register

Cardinal Schönborn Failed to Act, Sexual Abuse Victim Claims – Austrian Independent

Church of Milan Helped Me Grow in Life, Faith (Card. Scola) – Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa

Will Someone Please Remind Me Again Why I Find Militant Secularism. . . – Carl Olson

Zimbabwe’s “Surprising” AIDS Success – Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing

Marriage Preparation 2.0 – Susan Klemond, The Daily Register

Fiat Voluntas Tua Sicut In Caelo Et In Terra, Secunda Pars – Jake Tawney

Jesus Is Everywhere For Believers, Even On A Pole – Vanessa Barnes

Pro-Aborts Unsuccessful in Effort to Censor Oakland Pro-Life Billboards – Cal Cthlc Daily

. . .EWTN News:  Pro-Lifers’ Mission: Appeal to Hearts. . .

Gov. Cuomo, Maureen Dowd, and “Gay Marriage” –


Other Possible Tweets by Papa Bene – Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester

A Pope, a Tweet, a New World – Brad Birzer, Catholic Vote

The Difficult Dialogue Between Catholics & Anglicans – Alessandro Speciale, La Stampa

. . .Tancred: Anglican Bishop leads his flock into the Sinai. . .

U.S.: Agenda Behind Botched Pledge Still a Mystery – Marybeth Hicks, Catholic Lane

Questions Boston Archd. Won’t Answer on Gay Ministry at Saint Cecilia’s – Joe Sacerdo

Anniversary Gifts For Wymynpreests – LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

San Diego Parish Incident of Funeral for Homosexual was a “Set-Up” – Cal Catholic Daily

Bishop Trautman Might Be Most Known for Forbidding Honors to Pro-Aborts – C. N. S.

Schism in New Jersey – Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Afghanistan: Four Muslim Militants Behead a Christian Convert – Catholic Online

. . .La Stampa: alarm bells ring in Middle East for fate of Christians. . .

Hilarious Church Bulletin Bloopers – Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register

Yes, You Really Do Hate God – Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

The End of the Republic – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Gov. Cuomo, Maureen Dowd, and “Gay Marriage” –

Gov. Cuomo, Maureen Dowd, & “Gay Marriage”

UPDATE I: New York State “Gay Marriage” Fallout –

Surrendering Marriage – John Zmirak, Crisis Magazine

So-Called Same Sex “Marriages”: Some Light Falls On The Boston Globe – Mundabor’s Blog

A Note on Governor Cuomo’s Devotion to Saint Thomas More – Doctor Ed Peters

. . .Fr. Zuhlsdorf comments here. . .

Dowd, Cuomo, & the Public Death of Catholic Conscience – Thomas Peters, CV/AmP

Cuomo’s No Thomas More; Dowd’s Still Dowd – Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos/The Anchoress

. . .Mark Shea comments here. . .

. . .Lisa Graas comments here. . .

Why Catholics Have The Fight to Protect Marriage Backwards – Thomas Peters, CV/AmP

Two Reasons Same-Sex Marriage Is Gaining Ground – Marcel LeJeune, Aggie Catholics

. . .Mark Shea comments here. . .

One Demur to Robert George’s Excellent Interview on Marriage – Doctor Ed Peters

“Homosexual Marriage”: We Are Winning, Not Losing – Mundabor’s Blog

The Pride of Archbishop Molloy High School – Mark Stricherz, The Catholic Thing

Dissent into Hell – Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Sex and the Empire State – Doctor Robert P. George


Word Youth Day Madrid Has Record Number of Registrants – Tim Drake, NCRegister

Is Benedict Pointing Toward His Chosen Successor? – Phil Lawler,

Miracles in Soho – George Weigel, Crisis Magazine

French Woman Sues Opus Dei, Claims Brainwashing – Agence France-Presse

“Gendercide”: 160 Million Baby Girls Killed for Being Girls – Joe Heschmeyer, Shmlss Ppry

What’s In a Name? – JoAnna, Catholic Phoenix

A Scholar & Pastor, An Interview with Cardinal Angelo Scola – Gerard O’Connell, La Stampa

Today the Popes gives the Pallium, So What is the Pallium? – Taylor Marshall, Cntrbry Tls

ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ – Charlotte Hays, T. D. R.

The Primacy of Peter, Established by Christ & Confirmed by the Holy Spirit – Reginaldus

. . .Carl Olson: The Solemnity marks Benedict’s 60th anniversary as a Priest. . .

. . .LarryD: Saint Peter Always Was Slightly Nuttier. . .

Making the Most of the Redemptive Value of Suffering & Joy – Russell Shaw, Our Sndy Vstr

In Cleveland: Church 1, Satan 0 – Lisa Graas

Report: Katherine Jefferts Schori Knew Ex-Monk was a Pedophile – David Virtue, V. O.


From iPad, Pope Tweets Launch of Vatican News Website – Edward Pentin, NCRegister

WYD Countdown: 48 Days to Go – David Kerr, CNA/EWTN News

Scripture on Divine Judgment – Speaking of Scripture

A Falsely Accused Priest Looks at Father Corapi – Scott P. Richert,

Poland: Historic Vote on Bill Banning All Abortions – Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews

New Vatican Website!, My Thoughts – Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

. . .Mundabor comments here. . .

The “Tablet”, Altar “Girls” And Women’s Oppression – Mundabor’s Blog

Questions Over Canon 915 Are Not Going Away – Doctor Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

. . .Fr. Zuhlsdorf comments on Dr. Peter’s post here. . .

A Biography of the New Archbishop of Milan – La Stampa/Vatican Insider

. . .Edward Pentin: Cardinal Scola appointed Archbishop of Milan. . .

Why Does God Call David a Man After His Own Heart? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

What is Inevitable in the Fight Over Marriage? – Catholic Vote

Genetic Testing & Abortion in Catholic Hospitals – Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Accptng Abndnc

Bishop Trautman is Now 75 Years Old – Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Is This the Most Ridiculous, Arrogant Huff-and-Puff Post Piece Ever Penned? – Carl Olson


Fast Girls – Simcha Fisher, National Catholic Register

Loving Priests: Father John Corapi – Ches, The Sensible Bond

Where’s the Church on N.Y. “Gay Marriage”?; It’s Going to Get Worse – Dallas Catholics

. . .Robert Royal: Autumn in New York. . .

. . .Fr. Zuhlsdorf: redefinition of marriage. . .

Homosexuals & “The Boston Globe” are Shocked & Angry That. . . – Carl Olson, I. I. S.

. . .Dave Pierre: Boston Globe flips out on Catholic Church. . .

California Parish Denies Funeral Mass to Open Homosexual – Thomas Peters, CV/AmP

The Green Pope’s Dilemma – Doctor Jeff Mirus, Depth Analysis

And Many Who Are Last, Shall be First! Pondering the Great Reversal – Msgr. Charles Pope

Saint Irenaeus, Defender of the Four-Fold Gospel & Apostolic Diversity – Eric Sammons

Newman’s Road to Rome, Part One – Pat McNamara, Patheos/In Ages Past

Spanish Civil War: Oratorian Martyr – John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Mormon Convert: Thomas Smith – Why I’m Catholic

Sex Change Surgery for 1-5 Year Old Girls – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Canadian Bishops on Same-Sex Attraction – Father Tim Finigan, T. H. O. C.


Archbishop Nichols (Westminster) on the Priest’s Role at Mass – Father John Zuhlsdorf

Father Corapi; A Newness Emerges From One Closed Door – Vanessa Barnes

Science & Theology: Partners in Truth – Stanley D. Williams Ph.D., Catholic Lane

Transgendered Kindergartens, What Could Go Wrong – Pat. Archbold, Crtv Min. Rep.

. . .Mundabor: feminism & human experiments in Sweden. . .

Vatican News Portal Will Launch With ‘Click’ From Pope – Lorna Cruz/Marta Jimenez, CNA

Patriarch Of Lisbon Tired And Emotional, Or Openly Heretical – Mundabor’s Blog

A Remnant of a Catholic Spain – Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, The Eponymous Flower

. . .more remnants of Catholic Spain here. . .

New Translation: The Preparation of the Gifts – Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

How Can I Know The Will of God in My Life? – Fr. John Bartunek, Cthlc Spiritual Direction

The Dutch in the History of Biblical Scholarship – John Bergsma, The Sacred Page

Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes – Doctor Paul Kengor, Catholic Exchange

Fatima Conspiracy Theories are Damaging the Church – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

How To Invest Like A Catholic – Kevin Schmiesing, Crisis Magazine

Reactions to “Gay Marriage” in New York State

UPDATE II: New York State “Gay Marriage” Fallout –

UPDATE I: Gov. Cuomo, Maureen Dowd, and “Gay Marriage” –

“Gay Marriage”’ Libertarians, and Civil Rights – George Weigel

What Canonical Consequences Might Andrew Cuomo Face Now? – Doctor Ed Peters

. . .Fr. Zuhlsdorf agrees with Dr. Peter’s post. . . (fixed)

The Same-Sex Marriage Bill Catholics & Republicans Passed – Gabriel Torretta, First Things

Open Secret: Gay “Marriage” Means No More Marriage – Tom Hoopes, Catholic Vote

With Governor Cuomo Signing Away Marriage, Will the Bishops Act? – Thomas Peters, CV

Bp. DiMarzio (Brooklyn): Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature, Contrary-to-Nature Unions – Fr. Z

Where Was the Church on Gay Marriage? – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report

The “Landmark Gay Rights Resolution” That Wasn’t – Terrence McKeegan J.D., Cth Lane

What Same-Sex “Marriage” Has Done to Massachusetts – Brian Camenker, Mass Resistance

N.Y., Modernity, & Christian Citizenship – Matthew Anderson, On the Shoulders of Giants

“I’ve Been Down a Little Recently”: In N.Y. the Aftermath – Rocco Palmo, Whispers

Bishops Refocus Defense of Marriage – Christine M. Williams, The Daily Register

Reflections on the Setback in New York – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Bp. Vasa: Gay ‘Marriage’ Supporters Misunderstand Sex, Human Nature – K. Gilbert, LSN

Eclipse of Reason on Display at Huffington Post? – Lisa Graas


Should Catholics Marry Young? – Pat Archbold, National Catholic Register

Blow for Abp. Nichols as Gov’t Closes Cardinal Vaughan Loophole – Dm. Thompson

The State of Catholic Schools in the U.S. – Jeff Ziegler, Catholic World Report

On “Catholic” Universities – Father James V. Schall S.J., The Catholic Thing

Saint John Southworth, Westminster Cathedral’s Saint – Dylan Parry, T. G. O. B. T. B.

Hegel and John Paul II – Scott Yenor, First Things/On the Square

Eucharistic Adoration Could Transform the English Church – William Oddie, Cthlc Herald

. . .Regi.: why say Body of Christ, Blood of Christ if He is Whole in 2 Species. . .

. . .Rich Leonardi: the logic of communion. . .

Legion of Christ leadership May Step Down at Next General Chapter – Cthlc Nws Agncy

Religious Liberty & Development of Doctrine in Islam – Michael Novak, Public Discourse

Balthasar Reminds Us that What is Most Fitting is Not What is Most Current – C. Olson

Holy Click: The Vatican to Launch News Portal – iLo Ivy, Technorati

No Family, No Society – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

Of Archbishops and Palliums – Brett Adams, Ship of St. Peter


Beauty Has Pride of Place – Father Bevil Bramwell O.M.I., The Catholic Thing

“Western Mass” Stopped Deo Gratias – Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Western Mass: Cardinal Schönborn Throws In The Towel – Mundabor’s Blog

Lisbon Patriarch: No Theological Reasons Not to Have Priestesses – Andrea Tornielli

Defending Vatican II by Making “Rupture” Mean its Opposite – David Werling, Ars Orandi

London: Support Protest March Against Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws – Dylan Parry, A. R. S.

Boston Archdiocese still in denial over Gay Pride Mass – Joe Sacerdo, Bryan Hehir Exposed

The Truth Seeking Principle, At All Costs – Stanley D. Williams Ph.D., Catholic Lane

The Most Effective & Radical Remedy Against Idolatry – Father Roger Landry, T. I. C. L.™

Should I Marry Him? – Simcha Fisher, National Catholic Register

When Nonsense Replaces the Resurrection – Allison Salerno, Rambling Follower


Architecture: Re-Ordering/Restoration of a Spirit of Vatican II Church – Fr. Tim Finigan

Are You a Man or A Mouse? A Reflection on Corpus Christi – Monsignor Charles Pope

Quaeritur: A Priest Must Defend “Ad Orientem” for the Novus Ordo – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

A Question of Principle – Ken Connor, Catholic Lane

Does Abp. Nichols Know About the “Gay Pride Mass” Inside His Archdiocese – Dylan Perry

A Forgotten Battleground – William Saunders, The Catholic Thing

On the Sanctification of Time – Chris Owens, Benedictus Dominus

Recycling Euthanasia Organs in Belgium – Michael Cook, Crisis Magazine

The World of the Church Fathers – John Grondelski, The Daily Register

The Inescapability of the Gospel – Mark Shea, Catholic Exchange

A Crusader Town Emerges Under an Old Israeli Port – Matti Friedman, Associated Press

Bologna Speaks: Tradition Is Also Made of “Ruptures” – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

The Sacred Heart, A Prayer for Priests – Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

Sneak Peak of the Vatican’s “News Website” –


Statement of the Bishops of N.Y. State on New “Gay Marriage” Law – The Daily Register

Cardinal O’Malley’s Scandalous Rainbow Ministry of Father John Unni – Joe Sacerdo

Israeli Ambassador Praises Pope Pius XII as a Protector of Jews – Lisa Graas

America the Artificial – Father Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Transubstantiation, Hard to Believe? – Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., T. I. C. L.™

. . .Reginaldus: four reasons why the Bread of Life Discourse cannot be a metaphor. . .

. . .John Bergsma: eating the Flesh of the Messiah: The Feast of Corpus Christi. . .

Freedom of Religion & Human Rights – Mary Ann Glendon, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Report on Adoratio 2011 A.D., Cardinal Ranjith, & More – Pascal, Rorate Cæli

Impressive, Charming. . .But Is It Art? – Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

Rock Solid – Michael Coren, The Catholic Thing

“Why Catholics are Right” by Michael Coren – Father Tim Finigan, T. H. O. C.

Oh, How We Love to Celebrate! – Louie Verrecchio, Catholic Lane

From Rome to Little Bighorn: Captain Myles W. Keogh (1840-1876 A.D.) – Pat McNamara

Former Baltimore Pastor First Black to Lead Josephites – The Catholic Review

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