Monthly Archives: January 2006

31 Jan: St. John Bosco

These days a horrible war has been declared on boys and young men in common culture, which is riddled with the rot of a degrading type of feminism and, now, effeminacy among men in the form of homosexual traits. Pray to St. John Bosco in this time of need, especially that boys and men who have need of good and wholesome father figures may find them soon. Continue reading

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Allocution to the Roman Rota

Following tradition, Pope Benedict addressed himself at the beginning of the year to the judges and other canonists of the Roman Rota, the court which deals primarily as the court of appeal for matrimonial nullity cases. This annual allocution is … Continue reading


A new defense of Pius XII

Ronald J. Rychlak ("Rishlak") has produced another good book in defense of THE TRUTH.  You might know him already from his masterly Hitler, the War and the Pope.   Now there comes, Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII And the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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The Roman Cannon?

You know about the Roman Canon.  You know about canons in Rome.  Here is an interesting story about the possible burial of Civil War era cannons in a cemetery of Rome, Georgia.   It is worth the time to read it.

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27-28 Jan: Minnesota defeats Wisconsin

Rah! Rah! Ski-U-Mah. Rah! Rah! Rah!
March on, March on to Victory.
Loyal Sons of the Varsity.
Fight on, Fight on for Minnesota.
For the glory of the Old Maroon and Gold. Continue reading

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恭喜发财 – Gongxi facai!

Happy New Year 2006! I had a wonderful experience today. I went with a friend, an ancient Chinese priest, a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica, who has been in Rome for many years, since before the whole sad business with … Continue reading

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28 January: St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor

O God, who made blessed Thomas
outstanding in zeal for holiness and diligent in application to doctrine,
grant to us, we beg You,
both to fix our eyes by our intellect carefully on the things which he taught,
and also to fulfill by our imitation the things which he accomplished in action. Continue reading

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O Happy Michigan

Things are really looking up in Michigan, aren’t they. Think about it. First, they were blessed to receive His Excellency Robert Carlson as Bishop of Saginaw. Bishop Carlson is a real straight shooter and sound fellow all around. They have … Continue reading

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27 Jan: St. Angela Merici

To my astonishment, in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes I could no find a single child… not a single child… who could tell me even the name of ONE of the sacraments, much less what a sacrament is or, imagine, what a sacramental is. So, I spent a little time in each class explaining what a sacrament is. I figured that if the kids were going to HOLY COMMUNION at school Masses, they might as well know that “that piece of bread thing”* was a sacrament. Continue reading

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Fr. Z on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America

One of the things that keeps me a) in touch with the USA and b) sane is listening to streams of various radio and TV shows in my native land. One I particularly like is William Bennett’s Morning in America, … Continue reading

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