Monthly Archives: April 2008

NCReg: Interview with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger

There is a very interesting story at the National Catholic Register about the Holy Father’s brother Msgr. George Ratzinger.  My emphases and comments.
When Your Little Brother Is the Pope
Part I of our exclusive interview with the Holy Father’s sole remaining … Continue reading

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NYC: some TLM notices

Thanks to Hallowed Ground we know that:
There will be a Mass on the Vigil of the Ascension at the Church of Our Saviour at 6:00 (Fulfills the Obligation for Ascension Thursday).
There will be a Mass at Our Lady of Good … Continue reading

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Spero: For the pope, all questions must be entertained

Here is an interesting perspective from Spero with my emphases and comments.
For the pope, all questions must be entertained
Much of what Pope Benedict XVI said was obscured by the media’s focus on his response to sexual abuse by clerics. The … Continue reading

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Prayer request

I am pretty tired right now. 
My mind is flat lined.  
I read, … oh how I read, … but I wonder what I am absorbing. 
I write, but I wonder if anything I write makes sense.
I am mentally pretty … Continue reading

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Watching Rev. Wright

Rev. Wright is speaking at the NAACP meeting in Detroit.
He is an engaging speaker, though not great or profound.  I also wasn’t terrible thrilled by his anti-Catholic comments, but… so what’s new, really.  Lana caprina… if that isn’t to European … Continue reading

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Tablet picks up on Card. Cipriani’s (Lima, Peru) ban of Communion in the hand

I posted on this issue back on 17 April, but The Tablet has it now. 
Church in the World26 April 2008Peru
Cardinal bans Communion in hand
A Peruvian cardinal has banned the practice of receiving Communion in the hand in his diocese to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Easter (1962MR)

Here is part of my article for The Wanderer in which I look at a prayer in the Mass for the coming Sunday:
In the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary today’s prayer was the Collect for the Fourth Sunday after the close of … Continue reading

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What is Twitter and why we should want to know

As familiar as I am with some dimensions of blogging, I am rather more unfamiliar with other personal networking technologies.
For example, what is TWITTER, anyway?
I got interested on knowing about this whole twitter thing because of the following CNN story:
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Card. Mahony on what the Pope’s visit did for him personally

If you haven’t seen this from the Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Eminence Roger Card. Mahony in The Tidings.  My emphases, no comment:
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008Reflection: The Pope’s Pastoral VisitBy Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
Pope Benedict XVI came as our … Continue reading

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NYT: Steinfels on aftermath of Pope Benedict’s visit to the USA

The NYT has an article by Peter Steinfels on the Pope’s visit.
My emphases and comments.
April 26, 2008BeliefsPope Benedict and the Lasting Impact of His U.S. TripBy PETER STEINFELS
Pope Benedict XVI has come and gone. To a population that knew little … Continue reading

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