Daily Archives: 19 October 2008

Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ: Forty Hours – Day 3

Today we concluded the Forty Hours Prayer at Mater Ecclesiae Church in Berlin, NJ.

Although the servers made everything look easy and go smoothly, the ceremonies were complex, at least for me, for this was a Mass coram Sanctissimo, which is … Continue reading

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“Diogenes” take on the Al Smith Dinner

As you know, it is something of a tradition in election years now to invite the presidential candidates to the Al Smith Dinner, and annual event in the Archdiocese of New York to raise money for Catholic charity.
This year Sen. … Continue reading

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BLOGNIC ALERT: Philadelphia – Thursday evening!

I believe we have locked down the time and place for the Philadelphia blognic.
I can be at the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in the Rittenhouse Square area Thursday evening, 23 October, from 6:00-8:00 pm.  MAP.
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The Lion of Denver on Catholics supporting pro-abortion candidate Sen. Obama

With a biretta tip to American Papist for this….
Archbishop criticizes Obama, Catholic allies (AP)

Denver Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput labeled Barack Obama the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate from a major party in 35 years while accusing a Catholic Obama … Continue reading

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The new Coadjutor of Cincinnati on Summorum Pontificum

With a tip of the biretta to Fr. Fox of Bonfire of the Vanities, and in the wake of the news that H.E. Most Rev. Dennis Schnurr has been translated from Duluth to be the new Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati … Continue reading

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Institute of St. Philip Neri – new church

I was pleased to get this e-mail… worry I don’t have time to translate it – the news that the Institute of St. Philip Neri in the other Berlin (Germany) closed the deal on a new church.
This excellent "brick by … Continue reading

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