Monthly Archives: March 2009

musing on a rainy afternoon

I am contemplating the rapid expansion of big government while I drink tea… upon which I did not pay a tax.
The expansion of spending is so massive that it will probably be impossible walk back the systemic changes which will … Continue reading

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Card. George: Notre Dame … “extreme embarrassment” to Catholics

From LifeSite.  My emphases and comments:
Exclusive: President of US Bishops Conference: Notre Dame Obama Invite an "Extreme Embarassment"
By Kathleen Gilbert
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 31, 2009 ( – Speaking as the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic … Continue reading

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In the meantime… Chevy 789

I am still waiting for my Bugatti Veyron from those award things.
But in the meantime, can I have one of these?
I’m just askin’
Behold the Chevy 789.
This car was built by N2A motors (No Two Alike). The company is planning a … Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham explains the situation about Notre Dame

From Freedom’s Lighthouse, Laura Ingraham explains the situation about the Notre Dame invitation to the crew of Fox & Friends.

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URGENT prayer request: against floods

From a reader:
Please offer up a prayer for us in Fargo ND.  We are all doing our best to avoid a catastrophe from the flood hitting our city.  National Weather Service just revised crest predictions by another foot to … Continue reading

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J.H. Newman on Notre Dame… in advance

From First Things.  Biretta tip to my friend Fr. GM    o{]:¬)
My emphases and comments.
Newman and Notre Dame
By Joseph BottumTuesday, March 31, 2009, 12:10 PM
Fr. George Rutler’s 1995 book Crisis of Saints has just been republished, which is a good … Continue reading

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Head of Holy Cross Fathers on controversy at Notre Dame

UPDATE The Full text of the letter.
CNS has a piece about the reaction of the Superior of the Holy Cross Fathers (who staff Notre Dame), to the controversy.
Head of Holy Cross order asks Obama to rethink position on abortion
By John … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt writes to the Pres. of Notre Dame

His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul & Minneapolis, has issued a letter with comments about the invitation by the University of Notre Dame to Pres. Obama.
The following is the complete text of Archbishop Nienstedt’s letter to … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI orders Apostolic Visitation of Legionaries of Christ

CNS says Pope Benedict XVI has ordered an apostolic visitation of the Legion of Christ and its institutions, in the wake of disclosures of sexual impropriety by the late founder of the order, Father Marcial Maciel Degollado.
Details to come.

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Patrick Buchanan on Notre Shame

Patrick J. Buchanan on has some observations about Notre Dame and the invitation to Pres. Obama.
My emphases and comments.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009  Is Notre Dame Still Catholic? by Patrick J. Buchanan
 By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement … Continue reading

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