Saturday, August 29, 2009

I couldn’t agree more with the HLI  Commentary and Press Release–

“We must, as a matter of precept, pray for the salvation of heretical Catholics like Senator Edward Kennedy, but we do not have to praise him let alone extol him with the full honors of a public Catholic funeral and all the adulation that attends such an event. There was very little about Ted Kennedy’s life that deserves admiration from a spiritual or moral point of view. He was probably the worst example of a Catholic statesman that one can think of. When all is said and done, he has distorted the concept of what it means to be a Catholic in public life more than anyone else in leadership today. . . .”

For the whole Press Release click here

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Teaching on Today’s Mass Readings: the Pharisees

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009: Liturgy Reflection from JP Catholic University on Vimeo.


Archbishop Sheehan Criticizes Other Bishops

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2009

Archbishop criticizes bishops who opposed Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame

Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe has criticized the dozens of bishops who publicly opposed President Barack Obama’s appearance at t heUniversity of Notre Dame.


Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes:

Some thoughts on Archbishop Sheehan’s recent comments regarding Eucharistic discipline

While I offer no opinion on the recent comments made by Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe to the National Catholic Reporter regarding his take on inter-episcopal relations (that’s between arch/bishops), his assertions on the canon law of Eucharistic reception are something else. In my opinion, several of Abp. Sheehan’s assertions thereon are flawed. Even so, I might have let them pass, except that Sheehan, besides being an archbishop, also has a doctorate in canon law (Lateran, 1971) and thus some might incline to his views based on those credentials. So, here goes.

Read about it here: