Daily Archives: 11 May 2009

Benedict XVI at Yad Vashem

The Holy Father at Yad Vashem.

Present were President Shimon Peres, Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin, President of the  Council of "Yad Vashem" Rabbi Israel Meir Lau.   He lit a flame and left a wreath, met with survivors … Continue reading

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Kindle

Do any of you have and use a Kindle? or plan to get the new Kindle DX? This sounds like an interesting device.   It is super flat and is meant to bridge the gap between reading from papers or books … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN

A few days at St. John’s on the East Side

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New York, NY

I may be in NYC for a few days!

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Grand Rapids, MI

I should be in Grand Rapids, MI for a few days.

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Meet the Missus

Meet Mrs. Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You can how the beaks of the Pine Siskins and Goldfinches are shaped to dig seeds out of thistles and other plants with small seeds. This guy hasn’t found the birdbath yet. Finally…    PENJING REPORT Penjing … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center: “God’s irruptive presence”

The Holy Father’s speech at the "Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center" in a meeting of people representing different religions in the region of the Holy Land. Of note are his comments applicable to inculturation and also the internet. My emphases … Continue reading

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Vatican statement about unscheduled Remarks by Sheikh Tayssir Attamimi

Vatican Press Office Statement regarding unscheduled Remarks by Sheikh Tayssir Attamimi during the Inter-religious Meeting at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Centre Statement of Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Press Office of the Holy See: "The intervention of … Continue reading

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A study in how “nuance” is used to enervate

From the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter we have this piece.A Georgetown prof is trying…. [btw… nice tie, Father] … to offer a very nuanced position.  The bottom line is that Catholics, especially bishops, are not sophisticated or wise unless they … Continue reading

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Blog is slllllooooowwwww todayyyyyyy

Sorry, folks.   Don’t know why.

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Chief Islamic Judge of Palestinian Authority attacks Israel & Benedict XVI walks out

I imagined something would happen to create tension. No surprise that something controversial would happen during the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land, right? This is in from the Jerusalem Post. Sheikh attacks Israel, pope walks out Chief Islamic Judge … Continue reading

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A nice response to a call for your good news

Someone sent a photo of her son receiving 1st Holy Communion. Nice! The world keeps turning and we must keep turning toward the Lord.

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“Revisiting the Novus Ordo”

On his blog Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, Philip Blosser offers the following interesting commentary.   You should definitely go over there and read the comments that follow, but this is worthy of discussion here.  My emphases and comments. Revisiting the … Continue reading

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John Allen on the Pope in Israel

My friend John L. Allen, Jr, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded correspondent for the dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a report with reflections on the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land. My emphases and comments. Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel Especially in light … Continue reading

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Prominent rabbi urges Pope to say Jews need not convert

Here is an interesting piece from Catholic Culture. My emphases. Prominent rabbi urges Pope to say Jews need not convertMay 11, 2009 The co-chairman of the Bilateral Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See is urging … Continue reading

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