Daily Archives: 24 August 2008


This is in from ANSA: Pasta 30% up but wheat 25% down ‘No alibi’ for not lowering pasta prices, farmers say (ANSA) – Rome, August 20 – This year’s extraordinary rise in pasta prices has been even higher than previously … Continue reading

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on when human life begins.

With a tip of the biretta to Amy   o{]:¬/   I repost here the exchange I saw this morning on Meet The Press between host Tom Brokow and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM2VqqNLWxQ]     MR. BROKAW: Senator … Continue reading

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Great vocations poster

A great poster from a diocesan vocations office:   This is from the Diocese of Raleigh.

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24 August: Benedict XVI’s Angelus

Here, for a change of pace, is the Holy Father’s Angelus from the summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. [flv]08_08_24_B16_angelus01.flv[/flv] [flv]08_08_24_B16_angelus02.flv[/flv] Alle ore 12 di oggi il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI si affaccia al balcone del Cortile interno del Palazzo Apostolico … Continue reading

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Where you are

Here is a snapshot of places where, or near to where some of you are when you come to visit WDTPRS. These are approximations in some cases.  I also eliminated some of the entries such as "Canada" or "Unknown" as … Continue reading

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ANSA: Pope considers ‘last leg of life’

This from ANSA: Pope considers ‘last leg of life’ Benedict XVI ready to face old age with brother Georg (ANSA) – Castel Gandolfo, August 22 – Pope Benedict XVI is looking forward to a peaceful old age spent alongside his … Continue reading

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Rosemary Radford Reuther and U. of San Diego

The other day a friend skyped me with a note about the hijinx at the University of San Diego concerning dissenter feminist Rosemary Radford Reuther.  She was let go.  People are protesting.  So, some want to support the decision to … Continue reading

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Vatican Blackout

I heard from my spies that last night there was a massive power outage in the Vatican.  Apparently, the Vatican City State’s electricity totally failed for 10 minutes. The lights did not go off in St. Peter’s Square because that … Continue reading

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