Daily Archives: 1 June 2009

More on the DVD from Le Barroux – NLM’s take!

You will remember that I was enthusiastic about the DVD about the life of the monks at Le Barroux in France. I wrote about the DVD here. I see that our friends at NLM have posted their take on the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion in the time of Swine Flu

I haven’t been hearing too much about Swine Flu these days… but I suppose it is still around. This question is from a reader: I attended an Ordination Mass at ___ in ___ this past Saturday. Prior to Communion, the … Continue reading

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Fr. Finelli’s 1st TLM

I am very pleased that Fr. Finelli, aka "iPadre" celebrated his first TLM today and, being tech savvy ustreamed it! Here is a screenshot. I captured the stream and put it also on "Father Z TV", the Z-Cam.  

Posted in Brick by Brick, HONORED GUESTS, LIVE STREAMING, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Year of Priests | 3 Comments

Both old and new

PENJING REPORT Penjing has been outside and is doing very well.. lots of new growth. "But Father! But Father!", some of you are saying… gesticulating at the screen.  "Wasn’t there another tree?  It had a funny name…  Did you … … Continue reading

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Prayers for the people lost in the Air France flight

Please pray for the poor people lost on that Air France flight over the Atlantic, as well as all those who have been waiting for them in vain.

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Priest bully at consecration: “Lest we commit venial sin, let us continue to stand.”

I found this on Ten Reasons. Sign of victory and celebration From a Rochester (NY) reader:     I was in attendance at Sr. Joan’s 50th anniversary mass at OLOL tonight at 5PM. … During the consecration, [Fr. Lawlor] (as usual) … Continue reading

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Spiritual Bouquet of Thanks for Bishops who spoke out on Notre Dame

From the Cardinal Newman Society: The Cardinal Newman SocietyFor Immediate Release June 1, 2009 Bishops Who Opposed Notre Dame’s Obama Honor Receive More Than 700,000 Prayers in Thanks Manassas, Va. – Beginning the weekend of May 31, Pentecost Sunday, the … Continue reading

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Farewell to Roman Sacristan

In your kindness would you say a prayer for Roman Sacristan.   Well, this is it. Tomorrow I will be leaving for the monastery. I will just say that the blog won’t necessarily die, it will go dormant for now. … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JUNE VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2009 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for June is: "That international attention towards the poorer countries may give rise to more concrete help, in particular to relieve them … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Monday

Octaves are mysterious times during which the liturgical clock stops.  We have an opportunity to rest in the mystery, reflect on it during the 8th day – an echo of God’s rest continuing after the Creation and foreshadowing of the … Continue reading

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Robby George on the murder of George Tiller

On William Bennett‘s excellent weekday morning talk-radio show today, Morning in America, I heard Dr. Bennett read a quote from Robby George of Princeton on the murder of the late-term abortionist George Tiller. You will remember Robby George’s informative and … Continue reading

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Brazen squirrel

Sancte Pater has this…. AP PORT HURON, Mich. (May 31) — Squirrel. Thief. Patriot. A brazen squirrel has been grabbing small American flags placed in a Port Huron, Mich., cemetery and carrying them up to its nest, which now looks … Continue reading

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