Monthly Archives: December 2008

National Catholic Reporter: undermining your faith yet again

Some years ago I attended in Chicago a meeting of the Catholic Press Association, a left-leaning organization.  Card. George gave a splendid address on the vocation of a Catholic journalist. His Eminence offered that the role of a Catholic journalist, … Continue reading

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A recipe for falling away from the Catholic Church

From Insight Scoop: … brought to you by National "Catholic" Reporter: 1 cup of growing disenchantment 1/2 cup of some pronounced unease3/4 cup of rotting historical illiteracy1 cup of disillusioned with dogmatic bans3 teaspoons of outgrown child childhood fantasies about … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas (1962MR)

What is going on in today’s …. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (1962MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo: ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui mereamur bonis operibus abundare. This Collect survived the surgeons of Bugnini’s Consilium to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1 January Mass obligation and SSPX chapel

From a reader: Does the Mass according to the Traditional calendar for January 1 satisfy the Holy Day obligation for that day? We are in Belgium and would like to attend a traditional Mass, since the other churches in Belgium … Continue reading

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Massive Mass in Spain for the Family

From a reader: I’m a regular reader of your blog who lives in Madrid, Spain.  Today there was an outdoor Mass to commemorate the Feast of the Holy Family, which aimed to draw attention to the importance of the Christian … Continue reading

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Britain from above

Have you seen this? Amazing photos.

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Boston Globe interviews McBrien

I was alerted to this interesting piece from the Boston Globe. My emphases and comments. A talk with The Rev. Richard P. McBrienLife as a theologian, commentator – and lightning rodBy Michael Paulson December 28, 2008 CATHOLICISM IN AMERICA is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family – (2002MR)

In the Novus Ordo, today is the Feast of the Holy Family.  We are also observing Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. A liturgical “octave” is an eight day period following and including the feast. In a way, the Church … Continue reading

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TV dinner

I received a gift card for a good grocery store in the Twin Cities and as I left town I got a few things I would not ordinarily have bought. Tonight for supper I made a little rainbow trout! I … Continue reading

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A Minnesota priest asks people not to fight FOCA and to thwart the US bishops effort

In the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt, the Archbishop, has spoken very firmly about the need to defend the right to life and the urgent need to resist FOCA. FOCA would remove all … Continue reading

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Parish church decorations

How about some photos of your parish church’s decorations?

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Adjusted

I adjusted the view of the Z-Cam.  While I was gone it had shifted a bit.  I have it sort of jury-rigged in a window with a little tape.

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Hot Dumpling

Yum!

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Z-Cam and Radio Sabina

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WSJ review of a book on Vatican II and rupture

I was alerted this morning, over breakfast with one of the most erudite priests of my acquaintance of a book review in the Wall Street Journal. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. What Happened at Vatican IIBy … Continue reading

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