Daily Archives: 4 November 2008

Birettas and black vestments… doesn’t get better

Today is the feast of St. Charles Borromeo.
My friend Fr. Jeff More is in the place in Switzerland where a biretta of St. Charles is preserved.  It is said that St. Charles left this biretta there just a few … Continue reading

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Biting my nails

I am parked in front of the TV watching the returns.
So far the electoral votes (270 needed) are projected as:
McCain 13Obama  03
I am thinking about supper.
I just had a micro portion of spaghetti aglio olio pepperoncino to use up … Continue reading

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Relics of Newman

Fr. Blake goes from strength to strength.
He posted an entry about the relics of Ven. John Henry Newman.

casket containing relics of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman
(1801-1890), along with items recovered from his grave at Rednal, were
solemnly placed in the … Continue reading

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More trash theology from McBrien

I, like you, am often subjected to rubbish from those who say they are Catholics.  And when the rubbish stinks badly enough I, like you, am forced to clean it up lest it annoy other people.
This was the case with … Continue reading

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Vatican, Hit By Crisis, Leads Crackdown on ‘Slackers’

When asked how many people work in the Vatican John XXIII famously quipped "About half."
This is in from Bloomberg.
Vatican, Hit By Crisis, Leads Crackdown on ‘Slackers’
By Flavia Krause-Jackson
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) — For the first time … Continue reading

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A priest says his first TLM: “it felt like tool that just fits the hand”

Our friend Fr. Ray Blake of Saint Mary Magdalene in Brighton has an interesting post today about his experience of saying Mass with the Extraordinary Form yesterday for All Souls.
The first Mass was simple just with the Ordinary (Kyrie etc) … Continue reading

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And so it begins!

…or is it "and so it ends"?
Vote responsibly.

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