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Professor Phyllis Zagano and whether Jesus conferred the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Orders on the Apostles at the Last Supper

[Update: Phyllis Zagano has made some comments below the article in reply. Also, Father John Zuhlsdorf has posted about this on his blog, and his commenters, particularly Father Augustine Thompson, O.P. offer some useful input over there. Zagano has not replied to an email inquiry about whether Fr. Augustine’s interpretation is correct, of her meaning… (read more)

New Edgewood College President

It is not a surprise that Edgewood College chose the internal candidate from among the three finalists identified in their search process: Scott Flanagan, who had formerly been the Executive Vice President. None of the candidates had any appearance of being people oriented toward strengthening Catholic identity, which on a scale of 1 to 10… (read more)

Announcement tomorrow

Please forgive me if you have been checking here and found nothing new for a long while! Laetificat blog has a low level of postings for the last few months, because I’ve been working on another project that has been taking all of my time and energy. The Madison Catholic Herald newspaper interviewed me and… (read more)

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)

Sister Simone: good on immigration, but what does she believe about abortion?

My friend Jeanne who did a pro-life and religious freedom protest of the Nuns on the Bus stop in Janesville with me and then went with me to the formerly-Catholic Holy Wisdom Monastery where Sister Simone was scandalously giving a reflection at their Ash Wednesday service and headlining another event there, sent me a link… (read more)

God Bless Pope Francis

A surprise to be sure! Few people will have any preconceived notions about this Argentine Jesuit Holy Father. A humble man, clear in the Faith, someone able to reform what needs reformed, but anything but overbearing. A Holy Father so different from our so beloved Benedict, precisely the same orthodoxy but with different strengths and… (read more)

I love Pope Benedict

Falling off my horse: the conversion of Elizabeth D from Daily Kos Progressive to Devout Catholic

“Band of Sisters” documentary about liberal women religious premiers at Sinsinawa Mound

I and a friend attended a Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 premier showing of the new documentary film about liberal religious sisters, Band of Sisters at Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The film centers on some liberal women religious who are former heads of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, NETWORK progressive… (read more)

A clean slate: Bishop Morlino abrogates all local canon laws

Very interesting diocesan news today: Bishop Morlino has wiped the diocesan slate clean of all the tangle of hundreds of local church laws. As of now, the diocese is governed simply by the Code of Canon Law, the internal legal system of the Catholic Church, without any laws specific to our diocese. The Madison Catholic… (read more)

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