Daily Archives: 3 January 2009

“Red Planet Rover! Red Planet Rover!…”

It just hit me. Today is the 5th anniversary of the landing of the intrepid little Mars rover "Spirit", still plugging away. Amazing. And I thought my little broadcasts were complicated. Spirit is in serious but stable condition. I remember … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany – Roman Station: San Pietro in Vaticano (2002MR)

The Roman Station for Epiphany is San Pietro in Vaticano.  The only problem is that Epiphany in the Vatican is celebrated on 6 January, when it ought to be.  In the rest of the world, sadly, Epiphany is moved around, … Continue reading

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Nostradamian musings

I thought we could get by marking a new year without references to Nostradamus cropping up. Damian has a good one today: The end must be nigh – Nostradamus experts are at war with one another Dramatic news from Counterknowledge.com: the … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 4 Comments

Hesitating about confession

I am right now thinking of those people who are thinking about going to confession… knowing they should go… they can go because it is Saturday afternoon… but they are hesitating. Just go. Go.

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Some overdue thanks

I have been remiss in sending out a shout of thanks to some of you readers who have recently used the donation button on the left side bar, and some entries, and who sent items from my wishlist. THANKS! Some … Continue reading

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The Nuthatch Life

The feeder has been busy, as usual.  Living the Nuthatch Life: And when you are not eating, you’re just hangin’ out waiting. Coming in for a snack. The enemy.

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The Lion of Hong Kong

A warm tip of the biretta to our friends at Rorate for the following from UCA News about one of WDTPRS’s favorites, His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-kiun, the great Bishop of Hong Kong. My emphases and comments. CHINA  Cardinal … Continue reading

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Tweetin’ machines

I tweet.  You tweet.  We all tweet.  Well… some of us tweet. @fatherz But this is really fun and downright weird.  It sure has potential, however. From Engadget We’re truthfully not sure what’s cooler: the fact that the above pictured … Continue reading

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I picked this up from Breviarium Romanum. I am including only one of the photos.  Be sure to visit them for a few more shots. Go Navy Part III: Feast of Saint John the Apostle The Reverend Charles Johnson, Navy … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick | Tagged | 12 Comments

Faldstool sighting

Our friends over at NLM have eagle eyes for details in the liturgical eye-candy photos they so often post. They noticed, for example, that Pope Benedict’s stemma, or coat-of-arms, is to be seen on the faldstool used on 31 December … Continue reading

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