Monthly Archives: January 2007

Ad orientem (in another sense)

Something is up with the Holy See and East Asia. Some are taking notice. There is story in the Wall Street Journal today (my emphasis). Vietnam and the Vatican January 26, 2007 The Vatican has been home to many miracles, … Continue reading

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26 Jan: St. Timothy & Titus

Here is today’s entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum for the feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus: Memoria sanctorum Timothei et Titi, episcoporum, qui, discipuli santi Pauli Apostoli et adiutores eius in apostolatu, alter Ecclesiae Ephesinae, alter vero Cretensi praefuit; … Continue reading

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Caption….

"Your Excellency… no… enough… Piero… stay in there until I say you can come out."

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What does the Bible really say?

A few days ago Benedict XVI received as a gift to the Holy See from some Americans one of the most ancient manuscripts of the Gospels. the 14-15 Bodmer Papyrus (P75), dated between AD 175-225. The Egyptian papyrus contains about … Continue reading

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25 January: Roman Martyrology

The 2005 Roman Martyrology has this entry today: Festum Conversionis sancti Pauli, Apostoli, cui, apud Damascum cum iter faceret, adhuc spirans minis et caede in discipulos Domini, ipse Iesus in via se gloriosum revelavit eumque elegit, ut, Spiritu Sancto repletus, … Continue reading

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Message for World Day for Social Communication

It sure sounds to me as if the Holy Father is saying that people who produce wretched stuff aimed at children are in risk of going to Hell. The Holy Father issued his annual Message for World Day for Social … Continue reading

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Patristibloging Paul’s Conversion

This is the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The Fathers of the Church comment on Paul’s conversion. Cassiodorus, for example, addresses how God can bring good from our evil ways, revealing that He has a plan for us … Continue reading

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Blow winds and crack your cheeks!

The wind is absolutely HOWLING against my corner room high above the City. Notata in: Rome, IY Elevatio: 331 ft / 101 m 48 °F / 9 °C Procellae Tonitruales Pluviaque Leves Umor: 66% Frigus in quo Ros apparet: 37 … Continue reading

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Don’t annoy Arinze

This is great about Cardinal Arinze.  With due respect to the titular Cardinal of my diocese… Biretta is tipped to Catholic Cartoon Blog.   o{]:¬)

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From Father’s desk

It has been a while since I give you my view of things.  When I am at work in the evening at my desk, I can turn my head and see this….

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“Put out into the deep”

In today’s Gospel from Mark 4 we hear: On another occasion, Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the … Continue reading

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Thanks for donations

A couple more kind souls sent donations through the button on the left bar.  I am grateful. FYI: This last week I made a few tweaks to the blog so that it would load faster.  On the backend, however, there … Continue reading

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Tagged

I was tagged for a meme on 5 Random Things About Myself. Here goes: I despise Retsina I touched the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel I am listening to an audio book by Ernest Hemingway on my mp3 player when … Continue reading

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Rosaries for Rangers

There is a little project going on to get rosaries to the troops. Here is the story (with my emphasis): Ranger rosaries in short supply for U.S. soldiersBy George P. Matysek Jr.11/28/2006 The Catholic Review ANNAPOLIS, Md. (The Catholic Review) … Continue reading

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New book from Card. Kasper’s office

I was at the presentation of a book today prepared by the Pont. Council for Promoting Christian Unity headed up by His Eminence Walter Card. Kasper. The book was presented as a manual of suggestions and projects for "Spiritual Ecumenism".  … Continue reading

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