Monthly Archives: October 2008

What horrors await us in the penumbras formed by emanations

Forget skeletons.  Here is a truly scary Halloween thought! What is at stake in the upcoming election? Here is something to think about from LifeNews.  My emphases and comments. Washington, DC ( — In a Thursday interview with NBC News, … Continue reading

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New visitors: Jaunty! Plays well with others. I would like to add more of these to the feed.  I believe this is the female Cardinal.

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Bp. Carlson of Saginaw speaks out on Prop. 2

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Bishop of Saginaw, has issued a statement to Catholics in that diocese about the issues to consider at this year’s election. Read this also against the background of what the dreadful pro-abortion "Catholic" Governor … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER VATICAN CITY, 31 OCT 2008 (VIS) – Benedict’s general prayer intention for November is: "That the testimony of love offered by the saints may fortify Christians in their devotion to God and their neighbor, … Continue reading

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An article on lectio divina

Our friend Fr. Scott Haynes at St. John Cantius in that toddlin’ town Chicago, sent me a link to his article on lectio divina.  Check it out.

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Bp. Vasa of Baker, OR! WDTPRS is impressed – kudos!

Bishops are standing up.  Priests are standing up. Will you now stand up? Here is another good example of leadership from a bishop in the USA. This is a strong and very personal appeal from a bishop about standing up … Continue reading

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  I am presently sipping one of the best cups of coffee I have had in a while: dark roast Sumatra… very strong. Penjing is pulling in some morning sun. The birds are at it. All is right with the … Continue reading

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PODACzT 69: Augustine on Ps 103 & Benedictines can sing!

After a long hiatus, I am back with another PODCAzT.  Travelling, being tried, tired, and problems with teeth have quieted me at the microphone.  Even with this one, it was a bit of a chore. I also need to reacquaint … Continue reading

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A little Wednesday-before-election black humor

In a moment of grim expectation as I contemplate the upcoming election, I found this little graphic over at Wormtalk and Slugspeak to be just the right thing.

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Holy See on use of psychology in priestly formation

This from the Holy See to all involved in seminary formation…. including the wicked ******** years ago who used psychologists and psychological "discernment" as a weapon to keep normal, Church loving, faithful men out of the priesthood. GUIDELINES FOR USE … Continue reading

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