Daily Archives: 25 March 2009

MartRom 25 March: The Good Thief

I almost forget… today is the feast day of the Good Thief. In the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum. 2. Commemoratio sancti latronis, qui, in cruce Christum confessus, ab eo meruit audire: «Hodie mecum eris in paradiso». I find it quite appropriate … Continue reading

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Honey and/or vinegar

I have seen comments from people, here and elsewhere, that Bishop D’Arcy of Fort Wayne and South Bend should hammer the Univ. of Notre Dame, suspend right and left, lay waste on all sides. Why is it that people think … Continue reading

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Where have you gone, Hank Greenberg…

Lot’s of people are sending me notes about the MLB decision to have the Tiger’s home opener on Good Friday. Yes… we are all irritated. This comes up nearly every year, which shows that… MLB doesn’t give a damn about … Continue reading

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Notre Shame

Catholic Cartoon  

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Ineffable consolation from the mouths of babes

From a reader: Dear Father Z., I am a ninth grade English teacher in a public school (out of 110 students, I have only 17 who are Catholic) who gives twenty vocabulary words to my students each week.  On Mondays … Continue reading

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Students at U. Notre Dame issue a statement

You might want to check this. A group of student organizations have issued a statement about the upcoming commencement at the University of Notre Dame, including Notre Dame Right to LifeThe Irish Rover Student NewspaperNotre Dame College RepublicansThe University of … Continue reading

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A question about the Prayer Vigil at Notre Dame Univ.

I understand that there is to be a prayer vigil at the University of Notre Dame as a kind of reparation for the choice to invite one who is the world’s greatest defender and proponent of abortion – who coincidently … Continue reading

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The upcoming SSPX ordinations: observations

A couple observations about the March SSPX ordination madness presently in course. As you may know, some time ago the superior of the SSPX in Germany, Fr. Franz Schmidberger accused the German bishops of rejecting papal authority.  I find that … Continue reading

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Oh me-o O my-o, Toledo TLM

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Leonard Blair, Bishop of Toledo, visited St. Joseph’s Church in Toledo and presided at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on February 22nd, 2009.

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