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

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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 sending … 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 Mass045 … 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 pro-life Roman Catholic intellectual … 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 observed with … 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
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Univ. of Notre Dame and the TLM

I got this from a reader:

Notre Dame’s weekly … 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.
Perhaps you would be so kind as to notify the faithful … 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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