Monthly Archives: January 2009

Soooo thirstyyyy

The road is long and dusty.
You are parched… or you just fancy a sip of something.
POLL CLOSED

Which refreshing beverage do you prefer?

Water (still or sparkling) (43%, 775 Votes)
Adult Beverage (includes Irish Coffee & Long Island Iced Tea, of course beers) … Continue reading

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EWTN picks up the ball on the CatholicVote.org pro-life ad

Patrick Madrid caught that EWTN will air the CatholicVote.org pro-life ad which NBC refused.
Irondale, AL (EWTN) – See the pro-life commercial NBC refused to air during the Super Bowl on EWTN Global Catholic Network this Sunday Feb. 1, beginning at … Continue reading

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John Allen’s take on the SSPX excommunications

Check John Allen’s piece on the SSPX thing going on.
My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. is, of course, the fair-minded columnist for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter.
Let’s look, with my emphases … Continue reading

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A lighter moment

And oldie but a goodie from Creative Minority Report… just to lighten things up a bit.

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Vatican to Visit U.S. Women Religious Institutes

The excellent blog of the diocesan newspaper of Kansas City, MO, The Catholic Key has an interesting piece.
You remember the Apostolic visitation of seminaries?
Vatican to Visit U.S. Women Religious Institutes
Breaking. Just came across my desk. … Continue reading

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“All the wishing in the world…”

Thanks to Fr. ER of Orthometer for this!

Spurred by this.

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The Tablet on Rome and the SSPX – revealing their true fears

From Robert Micken’s of the far-left leaning English weekly, The Tablet.
My emphases and comments.
Benedict’s high risk strategy
Benedict XVI and the Lefebvrists
31 January 2009
Robert Mickens
The Pope has described it as an act of paternal mercy. But while the lifting of the … Continue reading

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S. African Jesuit argues against the new liturgical translation

A reader alerted me to the following from Jesuit magazine America, which I share with my emphases and comments.
The Good WordA Blog on Scripture and Preaching
South Africa & Liturgical ChangePosted at: 2009-01-27 11:08:00.0Author: Chris Chatteris, S.J.
In many ways South … Continue reading

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Need another reason to reconcile the TAC and SSPX?

A reader alerted me to this from The Telegraph.
Priests [not] stage fashion show
The latest fashions among the clergy were on display in Devon as local priests [not] swapped pulpits for the catwalk.

Last Updated: 1:40PM GMT 30 … Continue reading

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Bp. Williamson’s health – UPDATED

UPDATE: 23:35 GMT
Some people have freaked out that I posted some fairly well-founded reports that Bp. Williamson was perhaps gravely ill.  I clearly stated where I got the reports and I what my motives were.
If his health is bad, pray … Continue reading

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