Daily Archives: 19 October 2007

Seeing red, at the Trevi Fountain

Some dopey wag poured dye in the Trevi Fountain, according to Il Giornale, and turned it red.

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In a couple hours I head for the airport.  I am off to help a priest friend revive 40 Hours Devotion in his parish of St. Gregory the Great in S. Euclid. If ever there was a time when we … Continue reading

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Catholic nations with the largest number of cardinal electors

You should read Mr. Allen’s interesting observations about the demographics of the College of Cardinals.  Here is a teaser: In addition, there are places where the limited number of spots for new cardinals might be better utilized. Here’s a projection … Continue reading

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Card. George: clarification on what Jews might change in light of 1962 Good Friday prayers

Do you recall that His Eminence Francis Card. George of Chicago had made a pretty interesting observation that, after we Catholics had adjusted our prayers on Good Friday (in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum), the Jews might try not calling Jesus … Continue reading

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An oldie…. Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession   o{]:¬) We should…   1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;  2) …wait our turn in line patiently;  3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before … Continue reading

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