Monthly Archives: August 2008

When travelling far for Mass is sooo haaarrrd!

Thanks for a kind reader, I learned of this story from CNA.  I present it to those of who who think that traveling a distance to Mass is sooo haaarrrrd: Young African woman crawls 2.5 miles to attend Sunday Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to wear when serving Mass

I received a question via e-mail: Father,Recently we have been trying to introduce the Tridentine Mass to my parish, and fortunately we now have a new priest who is open to tradition. We have yet to overcome several obstacles, including … Continue reading

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PODCAzTs on Augustine and on Catholic pro-abortion politicians

Here are some of my PODCAzTs during which I talk about St. Augustine 067 08-07-29 St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)047 07-10-25 Augustine on how to pray; how to treat newcomers at the older … Continue reading

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Augustine and Monnica at the Sabine Farm

I have some precious relics in the chapel of the Sabine Farm. 

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George Weigel about Obama, Pelosi, Biden on human life

This excellent piece is from George Weigel in Newsweek: The Democrats and the Abortion Wars Are Obama and Pelosi dodging the life-and-death question? George WeigelNewsweek Web ExclusiveUpdated: 8:38 PM ET Aug 25, 2008 A few years ago, Richard Doerflinger, a … Continue reading

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Denver: TLM in the Cathedral to express gratitude

A reader alerted my to this wonderful news from Denver:    Tridentine [oops] Masses at the cathedral to commemorate anniversaries By Roxanne King Two anniversaries related to the Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that was used before Vatican II, will be … Continue reading

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AP: Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic theology

The MSM is finally noticing that Speaker Nancy Pelosi fell into a theological outhouse where she has, so far, remained now for days. Here is an AP story with my emphases and comments. Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic theology … Continue reading

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Univ. of Notre Dame and the TLM

I got this from a reader: Notre Dame’s weekly Tridentine Mass will be starting up again this weekend (for more information, see the Campus Ministry website). Note the later Mass time which, while still far from ideal, will hopefully make … Continue reading

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Auriesville: “Pilgrimage for Restoration”

I got this note via e-mail.  Reverend and dear Father, you and the faithful of your community are cordially invited to participate in the 13th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration, September 24-27. <www.national-coalition.org/pilgrim/> Perhaps you would be so kind as to … Continue reading

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De abortu (1974) and Speaker Pelosi

I got this by e-mail, and it is worthy of wider reading: De Abortu (1974), in footnote 19, says: "This declaration expressly leaves aside the question of the moment when the spiritual soul is infused. There is not a unanimous … Continue reading

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