Daily Archives: 9 May 2009

The deadly Robin!

The early bird gets the worm… right? Birds get worms at other times… especially when there has been rain. Here is a good example. Behold.  The alert and noble Robin. Wary and cunning hunter. Robins don’t eat seeds.  They eat … Continue reading

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STUNNING DVD – The Monks of Le Barroux

The fine monks of Saint Mary Magdalene Monastery in Le Barroux, France are traditional Benedictines in full communion with the Holy See. They have produced a video DVD on their way of life.  They sent me a copy. UPDATED ORDER … Continue reading

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Lay ministers offering “blessings-in-lieu-of-Communion” at Mass – Nooooo…..

Prof. Ed Peters, canonist, has been put used his elucubrations to good effect. He has provided his opinion on why lay ministers of Holy Communion should not attempt "blessings-in-lieu-of-Communion" during Mass. Frankly, I don’t think the time of Holy Communion … Continue reading

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The puzzling editorial in L’Osservatore Romano

A lot of people have written to me with links and asking me to comment on the signed editorial in L’Osservatore Romano on the first 100 days of the administration of President Obama. Quite a few people are worked up … Continue reading

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America Magazine… climbing the invisibile ladder

When you see a person drowning, you will note common traits during their panic.  Sometimes they seem to be trying to climb an invisible ladder.  Their arms flail and their head is pushed lower into the water.  It is a … Continue reading

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Nutty attacks on Pope Benedict… hysteria

From Newsmax with my emphases and comments. Obama Adviser: Catholic Church Insulting Jesus Friday, May 8, 2009 3:06 PM By: Rick Pedraza  Harry Knox, an adviser to President Barack Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, accuses Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Star Trek

I went to see the new Star Trek movie yesterday afternoon. It was rollicking good fun with lots of foreshadowing insider jokes and a few surprises. Since this is a reimagining of Star Trek for the 21st century they did … Continue reading

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9 May: St. Isaiah, prophet

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days.   We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have a day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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Bishops disciplining “visitors” from other dioceses

[uc] I am reposting this after having deleted ALL the comments. ____________ We have heard from time to time that the ordinary of one diocese will not discipline (e.g., deny Holy Communion) to publicly prominent pro-abortion Catholics if they are … Continue reading

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