Daily Archives: 23 February 2009

The Colonel

A tip of the biretta to Vincenzo for alerting us to this glimpse of Mel Gibson’s new movie! THE COLONEL (WARNING: Some scenes may be disturbing.) [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1nluSJfxCg]

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The Tablet attacks Fr. Finigan, then tries to silence his response

This is hilarious.  His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, who was recently the object of a mean-spirited hit-piece by Elena Curti in the pages of The Tablet, writes: CENSORED! The Tablet have asked me to remove this post because it is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: removing holy water during Lent

I have had a couple questions via e-mail already about dopey plans in some parishes to empty holy water fonts during Lent and even dopier plans to replace the holy water with sand or dirt. Anyway, some time ago I … Continue reading

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24 Feb: Comet Lulin and Saturn converge! … but wait…. there’s more!

From SpaceWeather.com COSMIC COINCIDENCE: What are the odds? On Tuesday, Feb. 24th, Saturn and Comet Lulin will converge in the constellation Leo only 2 degrees apart. At the same time, Comet Lulin will be making its closest approach to Earth … Continue reading

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Cards. Ruini and Scola on “secularism”

I parsed Kmiec in TIME. Take a look at these pieces by Card. Ruini and Card. Scola on secularism.  They are posted by Sandro Magister. Lead off: Here is how they see the Church’s role in the public sphere: if … Continue reading

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A parish car, perhaps?

Lot’s of parishes have a car, for the practical use of the staff. This could have been parked along side the Railians at St. Mary’s in Brisbane last Sunday. From one of my daily sites, Engrish.

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I want to put a stop to something

Not a few people have written me e-mails along the lines: "How could the Holy Father appoint to New York a bishop who celebrated Mass wearing a ‘cheesehead’ hat?" The reference is to Archbp. Timothy Dolan who has been moved … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: insisting on Communion in the hand at a TLM

From a reader (edited): I was recently at a TLM. During Communion, a man walked up to the rail, refused to kneel and put his hands out to receive Our Lord. The priest rightly [?] refused him and went back … Continue reading

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Mickens of The Tablet: more bitter fear about continuity and true unity

The Tablet is dedicated to attacking the Holy See on the matter of the unity of the Church if that unity includes traditional Catholics. For The Tablet and some of its contributors, the Church is for the liberally pure. Continuity … Continue reading

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What did Kmiec really say in the TIME article?

The Pope’s enemies have skulked out of the forest and are forming packs.  They seek to hound the Pope, bite at him, drive him from the direction he is leading the Church. A couple days ago I posted about the … Continue reading

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Irish Augustinian priest slimes Pope Benedict in the press

The Pope’s enemies are crawling out from the dens in order to attack the Pope.  The braying and baying is getting more organized. In the 13 Feb. IrishTimes.com we find this attack on the Pope My emphases and comments. Friday, … Continue reading

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Chant CD by Norbertines in California: fundraiser

I received a copy of a CD of Chant by the Norbertine’s at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange, CA. They are using this CD to raise much needed money. If you buy it, you are helping them. The disk is … Continue reading

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Archd. of St.Paul/Mpls: additional TLM

From a reader: Perhaps you know already, but here are excerpts from my pastor, Fr. Bryan J.B. Pedersen, writing in today’s bulletin from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, MN (http://sacredheartrobbinsdale.org/): "Over the last few months I have been praying … Continue reading

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Congratulations Archbp. Dolan

WDTPRS congratulates Archbishop Timothy Dolan on his translation to the Archdiocese of New York. From what my priest friends in NY have told me about the last few years, this move may come as a relief. Of course this leaves … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I have the right to a wedding or funeral TLM?

From a reader: A TLM community blog included the following entry. Is it correct in asserting that everyone, everywhere has a right to a nuptial or funeral TLM? "It is also important to remember that anyone, at any parish, anywhere … Continue reading

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