Daily Archives: 20 March 2009

Would you say that… again?

Did I understand correctly that Notre Dame University has invited Pres. Obama to the school to receive an honorary degree? Did I understand that correctly?

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PODCAzT 82: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected and a sermon of St. Bernardine of Siena

Happy Name Day Holy Father! In this rapid PODCAzT, we will drill into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia Horarum, the Liturgy of the Hours. The hymn is Te, Ioseph celebrent and it is in … Continue reading

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Marco Politti’s attack on Pope Benedict

Italian journalist Marco Politti, of La Repubblica, is usually well-informed.  But he often brandishes less than a friendly quill when it comes to traditional or conservative expressions of Catholicism.  To put it mildly, he is not a fan of this … Continue reading

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Way of the Cross PODCAzTs

I have audio PODCAzT versions of the Via Crucis available. St. Alphonsus Liguori Joseph Card. Ratzinger

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What’s wrong with this picture

My friend John Sonnen has posted a photo about which I ask a question. What is wrong here? The main altar was designed by Michelangelo, if that makes any difference.

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Calling for recordings of your chant schola or choir

Do any of you direct or belong to a Gregorian chant schola or a polyphonic choir? Do you make any recordings of your group? You might consider sending me a good, clear mp3 file. I could include it in a … Continue reading

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Bp. Robert Finn on going to Confession

From the most excellent Bishop of Kansas City, MO, His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn. This is on The Catholic Key blog.  My emphases. Bishop Finn – Take the Family to Confession this LentFollowing is Kansas City – St. Joseph … Continue reading

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Dorr, MI: TLM announcement, Gregorian workshop, maniple sighting

Fr. Robert Johansen of Thrownback has posted a note about an upcoming TLM at his parish on Laetare Sunday, … this coming Sunday. There is a good shot of a maniple, btw. Tie one on, Fathers! Also, Fr. J asked … Continue reading

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John Allen on the Pope’s trip to Cameroon

My friend John Allen, the fair-minded nearly ubiquitous columnist of the ultra-leftist NCR has a very interesting piece today on the Pope’s trip to Africa. Here are a couple excerpts, but you should read his whole piece. My emphases and … Continue reading

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Today’s Ray of Hope: the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” acts – Killala, Ireland

I found this on the blog Clerical Whispers.  You can make your own assessment of what it means. My emphases and comments. A high-profile Vatican office has ordered Bishop John Fleming to make provision for the traditional Latin Mass in … Continue reading


A hopeful sign

We know that one robin does not make spring, but… Yes, we have Robin. Turdus migratorius has migrated back.  The ground is still pretty hard, and much of it snow covered where I am, but… well.. they’ll figure something out. … Continue reading

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