Monthly Archives: July 2009

N. Korea: Christian woman killed for distributing Bible?

From CNA
N. Korea reportedly executes Christian woman for distributing Bible
Seoul, South Korea, Jul 25, 2009 / 01:49 pm (CNA).- Last month North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman for distributing the Bible, South Korean activists said on Friday. Her parents, … Continue reading

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Covent Garden

Saturday was a beautiful day today in London… sunny and warm. 
I walked through the Covent Garden area.
As I did I thought of a friend who, some years ago, was in My Fair Lady.
Therefore, some few photos.

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QUAERUNTUR: SSPX questions

From a reader:

i’m a reader of your blog and i want to ask you some questions.here they are:
1. is it a sin to attend to sspx chapels?2. is it also a sin to receive the sacraments in their chapels?3. in … Continue reading

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A pub stop – on a suggestion

On the recommendation of a WDTPRSer who emailed me, as I got close to China Town I stopped at De Hems for a BelleVue Kriek. I don’t usually get this sort of thing, but this stuff is really … Continue reading

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Saturday afternoon

I am thinkin’ perhaps lunch at a pub in central London.
After lunch I will probably visit the Courtauld Gallery today, on the recommendation of a blognicker from last evening.
Then maybe… perhaps, back to the National Gallery?
I also have not yet … Continue reading

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Mother chooses life of child over cancer treatment

From CNA:
Ricardo and Mayra Sadoval with Fr. John Gregory
Denver, Colo., Jul 24, 2009 / 03:19 pm (CNA).- Though Mayra Sandoval died of cancer on July 8, her son Samuel is alive and healthy thanks to her insistence on choosing life, … Continue reading

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Westminster Abbey

Today I visited Westminster Abbey.
On entering I was immediately accosted by the Warden who was so kind as to lead me to closed off places.  For example, I was able to go up to the shrine of St. Edward the … Continue reading

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Total Solar Eclipse over Chongqing

From Astronomy Pic of the Day:
Total Solar Eclipse over Chongqing

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Mister Postman

I arrived home on Friday evening at St. Bede’s in Clapham Park to find that I had mail.
“But Father! But Father!”, you are saying, thinking that I am using this word “mail” in a loose, generic sense.  “From the time … Continue reading

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China and the “one child policy”

A friend sent this for everyone’s attention from Reuters via NYT:
July 24, 2009Shanghai Promoting 2-Child FamiliesBy REUTERS
Filed at 4:52 a.m. ET
BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) – Shanghai is urging eligible couples to have two children as worries about the looming liability … Continue reading

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Blognic WRAP UP! London II

I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to come!
I think we had a lot of fun!
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Convinced that trouble was brewing, the Arms brought in reinforcements!

About 30 people! Off to the Ha Ha! … Continue reading

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National Gallery – exhibit

Corot to Monet
A new exhibit about the move from Naturalism to Impressionism.

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clouds

Clearer:

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The musical interlude

The other day when returning home, exiting the Clapham South tube station, I was suprised to hear Gregorian chant over the PA.
Today, on entering, I enjoyed the opening strains of the Beethoven 9th, 1st movement.
This may not be … Continue reading

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The Henry VIII exhibit at the British Library

First, if you are anywhere near the British Library, go see this exhibit.
Give yourself a lot of time, no less than 2 horus – better 3 – because it is big.
Get the audio headset for commentary.
Don’t imagine for a moment … Continue reading

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