Monthly Archives: May 2009

Oath of The Supremes

The Constitution does not give any details about the Oath of Office to be taken by Justices of the Supreme Court.  
Article 6 covers oath:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all … Continue reading

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Kmiec: Sotomayor’s experience trumps all

If you think that Judge Sotomayor’s nomination wasn’t planned to be another wedge between Catholics with a clear identity and those who are rather on the Catholic Lite side, here is Doug Kmiec’s take in the, where else, National Catholic … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher met Pope Benedict XVI

Sancte Pater informs us that …
Margaret Thatcher met Pope Benedict XVI at the end of his weekly general audience today.
The 83-year-old former British prime minister, who led the country from 1979 to 1990, had earlier in the day … Continue reading

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My emphases and comments

I see more and more people are using the [Z-Method] in fisking texts!
My emphases and comments, of course.

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Fun! “iConfess”

With a biretta tip   o{]:¬)    to my friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus…

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“Curiosity”

This is fun!
NEWS RELEASE: 2009-089                                                                                May 27, 2009
NASA Selects Student’s Entry as New Mars Rover Name
PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, has a new name, thanks to a sixth-grade student from Kansas. Twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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Michael Novak rightly vents about L’Osservatore Romano

In National Review Online Michael Novak vents about the recent "Westpolitik" blunderings of L’Osservatore Romano.
My emphases and comments.
May 26, 2009, 4:00 a.m.
All the Confusion Fit to PrintThe paper disappoints.
By Michael Novak
For several weeks now, L’Osservatore Romano has published … Continue reading

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Request of prayers for a new bishop: Most Rev. Lee Piché

In your charity, will you please pray for a friend of mine?
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most Reverend Lee Piché as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Do Catholics need a dispensation to marry “non-Catholic” SSPXers?

Interesting.  This is from a reader:
Some French Bishops, according to this, are considering marriages between a SSPX faithful and another Catholic as a mixed marriage.
Les mariages se multipliant en ces temps de printemps, il est désormais possible de découvrir le … Continue reading

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Wedges

It seems suddenly okay that a nominee to the Supreme Court be … *GASP*  …. Catholic!
On the website of The Boston Globe comes this on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS.
My emphases and comments.
Sotomayor would be sixth Catholic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin version of a Spiritual Communion prayer

I need help from readers for a question sent via e-mail.
I cannot find my copy of The Raccolta with Latin and English texts of prayers which at one time had been conceded indulgences.
Someone asked my for a Latin version of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: taking Communion with Precious Blood out to the sick

From a priest reader:
Have you ever come across a vessel designed for bringing the Precious Blood to the sick?  I have a parishioner to whom I regularly bring communion, but she is now on an absolutely no gluten diet, so … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama and the Supremes

Pres. Obama announced his nomination to replace Justice Souter on the SCOTUS:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
From what I am hearing and reading, she seems pretty far to the left.  She is certainly not an originalist.   … Continue reading

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turn down the lights and just listen

Last evening I listened to part of an audiobook, a recording by Simon Vance of one of the Aubrey/Maturin series, the 5th in the series, Desolation Island.
This book has a few of the best passages in the entire series.  … Continue reading

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New blog for video reflections in Mandarin

Eternal Light is a new blog, originating from the Holy Land. It provides reflections in Mandarin Chinese.

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