Daily Archives: 4 September 2008

A late summer supper

I had a guest tonight, to watch the convention coverage, and therefore made supper. We started with a minestrone. Here are some of the ingredients… fresh and Sabine. And…. The setting: The first course. The second course… Saltimbocca alla romana. … Continue reading

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Okay… duke it out over networks. This thread is a bit unusual for me, but I think it can be done. Rules: If you are nasty, I won’t only delete your comment, I will permanently block your access to this … Continue reading

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[uc] On The Politico I found this! September 02, 2008 Fans of the Sci-Fi show Battlestar Galactica have previously noted that John McCain looks like Colonel Saul Tigh — a temperamental war hawk and ex-fighter pilot , who also happens to … Continue reading

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First things first. As always, I want to thank those of you who have recently used the donation button on the left side-bar and on some entries.  I periodically remember your names at Mass when I offer it for benefactors, … Continue reading

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The lefty-press did what nobody else could do

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto is alleged to have said: "Gentlemen, we have just kicked a rabid dog." Put another way, as popularized in the movies: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping … Continue reading

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Hooks and conclusions

When I speak to groups or congregations I will sometimes start with "hooks" people can hang ideas on as a hermeneutic, interpretive principle, for what follows. Hook 1: Candidate Barak Obama, speaking without notes, referred to an unplanned baby as … Continue reading

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Another upcoming lesson from Pope Benedict through vestments

Our friends at Rorate are still on top of interesting things. We are now informed that Pope Benedict, … well… read on: In the Mass he will celebrate in Paris, the Holy Father will don vestments which belong to the … Continue reading

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Card. George on human life against Catholic pro-abortion advocates

In the wake of the Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s calculated televised attack on the Catholic Church’s teaching on when human life begins, some very prominent US bishops have issued corrective statements, making it clear just how wrong she is, and how … Continue reading

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