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 a breach … 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 wrote … 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 it were silent, … 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 from Milwaukee … 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 down … 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 … 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 article … Continue reading

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