Daily Archives: 1 October 2008

VIDEO: Lead in to Papacy of Reason DVD

Yesterday I posted that I was watching my DVD Papacy of Reason: Inside the Mind of Benedict XVI.  I posted a clip wherein liturgy is discussed.  Lot’s of you looked at that clip!
Here is the intro section, just to spur … Continue reading

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I’m just askin’…

Why is Gwen Ifill to be the moderator of the Palin-Biden VP debate?
Gwen Ifill has written a highly favorable book about Sen. Obama, Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. 
The release of the book is 20 January.  … Continue reading

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Sabine Spaghetti Supper

I am still working on the pork roast, but last night, hungry, I added some pasta.  I made a sauce from things grown here in the Sabine garden.

You can see my sweet and small hot peppers, garlic, tomatoes, basil, garlic, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s popular new traditionalism

I tried to figure out how to make cuts in this, but it is all so good that I think you should read it in its entirety.
This is long, but it is good and closely argued.  You have to pay … Continue reading

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Vatican Gendarmerie joins Interpol – SCV a security hot spot

You heard, I am sure, about the Vatican Gendarmerie joining Interpol.
There is a ZENIT story about this.
There is more to this than meets the eye.
For the last year or so the Secretariat of State has been preferring the Gendarmerie … Continue reading

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Archbp. Betori and Msgr. Perl: very different interpretations

I have to put this up in Italian for now, because I am simply stunned.
The intrepid Andrea Tornielli is all over this one.
There are some serious problems in Italy concerning respect for and implementation of the provisions of Summorum … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: heading off the altar girls

Here we go again.
I got a question from a reader:
As I greatly enjoy cooking, your last few posts have been a treat! Thank you for your blog and its plethora of liturgical and culinary delights.
[O]ur pastor is going to be … Continue reading

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Guardini’s influence on Ratzinger

There are those who hesitate to praise the work of Romano Guardini, a titanic figure in the Liturgical Movement of last century.  He is sometimes looked at as being too close to the Beauduin camp.
But his influence is indisputable and … Continue reading

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Archbp. Vlazny rebukes Catholic pro-abortion Gov. Kulongoski (D-OR)

Bishops far and wide are getting involved this year.
My emphases and comments added to this article from the OregonLive.com.
Archbishop takes Gov. Kulongoski to task over abortion-rights event
by Dave Hogan, The Oregonian
Tuesday September 30, 2008, 10:22 PM
In a … Continue reading

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4 Oct – Griswold, CT: TLM – Missa Cantata

A reader sent this:
MISSA CANTATA(Usus Antiquior, 1962 Missal) Solemnity of Our Holy Father St. Francis(Seraphic Patriarch) Saturday, October 4, 2008 7:00 pm Marian Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe 199 Colonel Brown Rd.Griswold, CT  06351

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