Daily Archives: 10 March 2009

Pope Benedict to the world’s bishops about SSPX Bp. Williamson

The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has posted (my translation): At noon on Thursday there will be made public a seven-page letter which Benedict XVI is sending to all the bishops of the Catholic Church to contend with the case of the … Continue reading

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Who was behind the Connecticut legislation?

I understand that the anti-Catholic legislation introduced in the Connecticut Legislature has been put on hold. An interesting detail: The legislation was withdrawn at the request of the one who proposed it. Interesting, no? "But Father! But Father!", you might … Continue reading

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Reese, SJ: middle-ground destroy excess embryos only?

In a Reuters article, Jesuit Thomas Reese, seemingly ready to compromise with the world, has apparently made a suggestion about Pres. Obama’s decision on embryonic stem-cell research. I am not making this up.  This is what the Reuters article says.  … Continue reading

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Tabula delenda est: Fr. Finigan on The Tablet

His Hermeneuticalness has a very good commentary on The Tablet. Excerpt: Founded in 1840, the Tablet has been through various different hands, being owned by the hierarchy for several decades, sold to a group of laity by Cardinal Hinsley in … Continue reading

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Holy See/Austrian “Convention” signed

According the CNA the Holy See and Austria signed a concordat last Thursday.  It was a "Convention Regulating Patrimonial Relations between the Vatican and Austria". hmmm… You don’t suppose …. Could the whole Linz/once Bishop-elect Wagner kerfuffle have been a … Continue reading

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The morning started with some very strong coffee. During Lent it is just coffee for breakfast most mornings.   This week I am using a blend I make from French Roast and Sumata Mandheling. For lunch, its a Tomato Basil soup … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 2nd Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Tuesday – 2nd Week of Lent POST COMMUNION (2002MR): Sacrae, nobis, quaesumus, Domine, mensae refectio,et piae conversationis augmentum,et tuae propitiationiscontinuum praestet auxilium. You find this is the 8th … Continue reading

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My ultra-portable is dying: info sought

My ultra-portable notebook, which I use on the road, is dying. Does anyone have experience with the HP Mini or the itty-bitty Dell or any of the other really small notebooks?

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Rigging for Church

On the site Breviarium Romanum Fr. Cusick posted that Fr. Charles Johnson, Catholic chaplain aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, currently deployed, sent photos of the Ordinary Form, sung on the Second Sunday of Lent in the ship’s foc’sle. Fr. Cusick … Continue reading

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FINAL REPORT BELOW____________ I have been thinking about the recent attacks on His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan in The Tablet.  As I think about them, I get irritated all over again. Here is a way to reverse the irritation and inflict … Continue reading

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