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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Something disgusting and evil but very instructive

Satan is our enemy who hates us and desires our eternal pain.  He works with angelic power to corrupt, to confuse, to lull, to pacify.  He has many agents, angelic and human.  Some are his willing minions.  Most are unwitting … Continue reading

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Rorate Reports: SSPX bishops and Mass at Lourdes – Rosary CRUSADE re: the excommunications

Our colleagues at Rorate have this stunner.  Be sure to visit their site.  My emphases and comments. SSPX: pilgrimage and a new Crusade of the Rosary Pictures of the Solemn Mass, of the public recitation of the Holy Rosary, and … Continue reading

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ON FIRE! Bp. Finn of Kansas City – MUST READ

His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City, MO speaks out in his column in the Catholic Key. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Warriors with Our Eyes Fixed on Heaven Last Saturday I had the privilege of consecrating the … Continue reading

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St. Paul/Mpls: Archbp. Nienstedt on FOCA and voting

His Excelleny Most Reverend John Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis has unsheathed his pen concerning the "Freedom of Choice Act". Here is his statement:  Abp. Nienstedt: Obama’s Freedom of Choice Act is bad legislation The Freedom of Choice … Continue reading

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This morning I went out and could smell woodsmoke as the morning birds began their songs.

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