Daily Archives: 14 July 2009

15 Aug: Berlin/Merchantville, NJ – annual Solemn High Mass for Assumption

Here is a note from my friend Fr. Robert Pasley, parish priest of Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. Each year they have a wonderful celebration for the Feast of the Assumption. Mater Ecclesiae’s Ninth Annual Solemn High Mass of the … Continue reading

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Rosary CD: reflections by Ven. J.H. Newman & Fr. van Straaten

NLM has an interesting entry on a new CD as an aid to pray the Rosary via reflections by Venerable Cardinal John Newman and Father Werenfried van Straaten. Very cool. Aid to the Church in Need is selling these to … Continue reading

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Cork, Ireland – 12-13 July: Fota II International Liturgy Conference

This International Liturgy Conference is going on right now in Ireland.  I wrote about it here. A friend sent the following report: A quick note on Fota II.  More to follow. It was chaired Fota II was chaired by Professor … Continue reading

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WSJ: Robert George – ironic judicial religious test double standard

The hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor are occasions to get lots of questions out in to the public square. One of those issues is the war on religion in the public square. In the Wall Street Journal there is a … Continue reading

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Austria… atheism on the rise

I picked up from the wonderful and persistent Anna Arco of the Catholic Herald that, according to Die Presse, in Austria the number of atheists has doubled in 10 years. In Austria… think about that. I have always understood that … Continue reading

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Sending empty envelopes to the White House… receiving one back

The young papist picked up a story I think more people should see. I added some emphases.  I also blotted out the person’s address on the envelope. Exclusive: Is the White House mocking pro-lifers? AmP reader Chris emailed me: You … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t write on the NYT interview with Justice Ginsberg… um.. I did.

Some of you have been writing to ask why I haven’t written about the interesting interview in last week’s Sunday magazine of the NYT.  Answer: I did.  And there are 56 comments (as of this writing). And you can find … Continue reading

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Young priest, “ars celebrandi”, “gravitational pull”… resistance

Young priests for the most part are interested in the sort of continuity of which our Holy Father Pope Benedict has written and spoken.   They are not chained under the burden of 60’s-80’s seminary "rupture" formation.  They want our whole … Continue reading

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