Monthly Archives: February 2007

Christians in dialogue

Do not miss this entry over at Kansas City Catholic featuring church street signs in dialogue about Ash Wednesday. This is really a hoot!

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Ash Wednesday

Last year we examined the Collects for Mass during Lent. This year let’s look at the Super Oblata. There is a page for Lenten prayers.   Also, you can right click the calendar image to "View" and see a larger version. … Continue reading

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Cleopatra and exam questions

Over at The Anchoress (who is, btw, also a winner of a Catholic Blog Award o{];¬) ) there are hilarious examples of creative answers to math questions by students who clearly had no clue. This reminded me of many years … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Witch

News is getting around that my "Alma" Mater, the University of Minnesota Theatre Department will be going ahead with a production of the execrable Dario Fo’s anti-Catholic play The Pope and the Witch. This play is pretty vile. The Archbishop … Continue reading

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Meeting of Pontifical Academy for Life

The Pontifical Academy for Life is having its 13th General Assembly here in Rome from 23-24 Feb. The topic, "La conscienza cristiana a sostegno del diritto alla vita … Christian conscience in support of right to life." They will be … Continue reading

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“the only ones able to forgive sins in His Name”

Attention priest readers! The Holy Father received in audience the Penitenzieria Apostolica and the confessors of the Major Basilicas along with those who participated in the annual course held on the internal form. I have attended that course a half … Continue reading

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What a patristiblogger Pope Benedict would be

When the Holy Father made a visit to one of his seminaries, the Seminario Maggiore, he said this: On his memories of the seminary, the Holy Father recounted that among the subjects of study, he preferred philosophy and exegesis. "I … Continue reading

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Chained to my desk until evening…

But the view is good.

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Where are you (2)

At the time of this writing, this is where some of you who are checking seem to be: Saint Michael, Minnesota Weymouth, Massachusetts Nashville, Tennessee Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Washington, District of… Amagasaki, Hyogo Torino, PiemonteSaint Paul, Minnesota Houston, TexasToronto, Ontario Johnstown, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS tweak

In my attempt to help these blog pages load faster, I got rid some gizmos on my sidebar.  Among them, I got rid of the clock.  I noticed that the clock was often taking a while to load.  So… hasta … Continue reading

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Gongxi facai! – 恭喜发财 ! or “What Does The Fú Really Say?”

恭喜发财 !Gongxi facai!Happy New Year! Today I am heading off to what I am sure will be a marvelous celebration hosted by the Chinese Ambassador to the Holy See.  I will give you a report later. 朱思道神父

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ASK FATHER Question Box closed

I have closed the ASK FATHER Question Box (another of my internet projects) until further notice. The AFQB is in serious need of maintence, work which is beyond me right now both in regard to time and know how. This … Continue reading

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Praemium abstulimus primarium

I heard from a commenter here in WDTPRS that the results of the 2006 Blog Awards were available. I had some difficulty getting to them on that website, so, in case you do also, here they are. I cannot list … Continue reading

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A beautiful view

Here is a view from the window last night. Venus was incredibly bright last night. 

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If there wasn’t enough to worry about

Here I learn over at Dappled Things about Black Saturns… According to a new theory, any black hole that pops out of the Large Hadron Collider under construction in Switzerland might be surrounded by a black ring – forming a … Continue reading

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