Archive for June 2013

Dale Ahlquist lecture on GK Chesterton July 14 in Waunakee

Dale Ahlquist is well known as president of the American Chesterton Society and host of the EWTN television program The Apostle of Common Sense, which is about the great 20th century Catholic writer GK Chesterton. He’ll be visiting the area in mid July and Madison’s excellent “Classical education” Catholic school St Ambrose Academy will be… (read more)

Obama’s Final Solution

The Obama administration had dragged its feet on providing the final version of HHS mandate regulations, a tactic that effectively prevented many groups suing for their religious freedom to be allowed to do so, on the basis that the government had not actually finalized the regulation they were objecting to. They released it today, and… (read more)

Benedictine priest to give fundraiser concert at Holy Wisdom Monastery?

The corrupt monks of Saint John’s Abbey have long been connected with the once-Benedictine Sisters near Madison who left the religious life and left the Church (see all of my extensive coverage of HWM at this link). In fact one of them, canon lawyer Dan Ward, actually facilitated the former Benedictine sisters leaving religious life… (read more)

The next, and likely even more aggressive, wave of persecution

Bishop Morlino says: It is unclear exactly what the Supreme Court decisions will legally mean in our country. The fact remains that marriage means something, and this something is from God and cannot be changed by us, our laws, or by our courts. The truth of marriage is an absolute, with which we have no… (read more)

Deacon Scott Jablonski on The Journey Home

A bouquet

Rosary Rally kicks off the Fortnight for Freedom!

MyConfessor: Father Rick’s app of Divine Mercy

Father Rick Heilman, whose 25th ordination anniversary party I just shared pictures of, is in the national media, including the New York Daily News and Fox News, with his initiative of 24/7 Confession. He’s installed a confessional (that links to Fr Z’s post about this with photos) just off the vestibule of his rectory at… (read more)

Towards a sacred continuity

On Wednesday, at the annual meeting of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, I was elected to the organization’s board, together with youthful local blogger Ben Yanke, who just secured an internship with New Liturgical Movement blog, and Father John Zuhlsdorf, who is TMSM president, having been nominated for such by Bishop Morlino. Ben pointed… (read more)

Faithful Catholics! Don’t abandon Catholic charity organizations!

The precious thing about Catholic charitable service, the thing that makes it something truly more than otherwise-similar service by others who feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, is loving the whole person, body and soul. Other people do good things; often they do more than us or do… (read more)

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