Monthly Archives: June 2011

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

I love this prayer, posted by Mark Kamowski and attributed to St. Alphonsus Liguori! Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son.I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints.I give You my heart and I offer my ardent […]

More details emerge about Fr. Corapi’s situation

Today we learned some new things about the Corapi situation, and the most important ones—those that do the most to back up Corapi’s claims—came not from Fr. Corapi, but from SOLT, the religious order from which he was suspended (at the instigation, he claims, of Bp. Mulvey of Corpus Christi, whose diocese includes SOLT’s American […]

Who was the first bishop of the Moon?

Father Z has a post noting that Archbp. William Borders had once staked his claim to have been the first bishop of the moon. The theory works like this: In 1969, Borders was the Bishop of Orlando, and because Apollo 11 had departed from Cape Kennedy, which lay within the Diocese of Orlando, Borders acquired jurisdiction […]

Three thoughts on Fr. Corapi

In March, Fr. John Corapi was suspended after allegations that he was improperly involved with a woman. After weeks of silence, Corapi announced today that he will leave the priesthood after being stymied in attempts to clear his name. Audio of the announcement is here; the text is here. I have three main points to make. […]

Phil 2:6-11

[Christ Jesus,] though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God […]

The Kansas City fumble

The Anchoress has a primer on what appears to be a mishandled case of a priest found to have an unseemly interest in children, although it doesn’t seem to have gotten so far as direct physical abuse. You can get the full story via that link and the stories to which Elizabeth links, but the […]

Accept, Almighty Father

Elizabeth Scalia has found a long-cherished hymn, “Accept, Almighty Father,” and asks “[c]an we please have this wonderful, singable, instructive and reverent hymn back? Please?” Here is my sequence of it.

Two quick links

An interesting perspective on Universae Ecclesiae in this interview. And in this, William Oddie praises the Bishops of England and Wales, in general for improvements since the Holy Father’s visit to Albion last fall, and in particular for a pastoral letter they have sent on the new translation (read the letter here). From the former: […]

On choosing gods and churches

At Wednesday’s general audience, the Holy Father recalled the time when God called Moses to Mount Sinai to deliver the ten commandments: While the Lord is giving the Law to Moses on the mountain, at the foot of the mountain the people sin. Unable to endure the wait and the absence of the mediator [i.e. Moses], […]

Revealed preference and the peril of interest capture

Rocco Palmo reports that Vice President Joe Biden met with the Holy Father today, but observes that the meeting appears to have been kept unusually quiet. When then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Benedict in a publicized meeting, the Vatican paired it with public criticism of Pelosi’s dissent—de facto schism, I would say—from the Church’s teaching on a number […]