Daily Archives: 2 July 2009

Doug Kmiec will be the new Ambassador to Malta

I picked up from Twitter that the White House announced that Doug Kmiec will be the new Ambassador to Malta.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts:

Jonathan Addleton, Ambassador … Continue reading

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Swallows and Wales and Missa Cantata

I got this from a reader.   I love the image and had to share it.
Father Jason Jones, Rector of the National Shrine of Wales, Our Lady of the Taper, celebrated a Missa Cantata on the Feast of the Most Precious … Continue reading

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What to do… what to do…

I am presently dissecting a dialogue in the Catholic Herald and I am wondering if I should do so on the blog.
The excellent Catholic Herald of the UK has an interesting feature: an exchange of letters between Moyra Doorly, and … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama and his roundtable with religion writers

From CNS:
Obama holds round table with religion writers
By Patricia ZaporCatholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Barack Obama told a morning round table with religion writers [but why?] July 2 that he was profoundly influenced by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin … Continue reading

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“We are potato people.” Must read article from the Catholic Herald

Another wonderful article from this week’s Catholic Herald of the UK.    
Let me give you just a couple of the good bits… go there and read the whole thing.
‘Good Hebridean food – it’s so easy’Carolyn Reynier meets one of Britain’s … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | 20 Comments

CathHerald UK: Bishop says disobedience is harming the Church

From The Catholic Herald, the best weekly in the UK, comes this from the keyboard of the charming and persistent Anna Arco with my emphases and comments.
Bishop: disobedience is harming the ChurchBy Anna Arco
Bishops who have deep theological differences with … Continue reading

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Request for a novena of prayer for the healing of a monk

I received this from a reader:
I write at the request of Father Prior of Clear Creek Monastery in the Diocese of Tulsa.
Father Francois de Feydeau, the subprior of Clear Creek, bravely continues his fight for his life on earth, while … Continue reading

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POTUS to meet members of Catholic Press on Friday

From National Catholic Register:
President Obama Meets With Catholic Press Tomorrow
Posted by Tim Drake
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 3:39 PM
Tomorrow morning at 10:45 Eastern time the president is hosting a roundtable at the White House for members of the Catholic press.
The National … Continue reading

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