Monthly Archives: August 2009

PODCAzT 89: Imitation of Christ – temptation, consolation; Fr. Z rambles on the world, the flesh, the devil

It has been a long time since I have made a PODCAzT.
I thought a quick project might get me back into the swing of things after many computer problems and being a little burned out.
Today we hear from Thomas a … Continue reading

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Diocese of Scranton: BOTH bishops resign

From CNA:
Pope accepts resignations of both bishops from Diocese of Scranton
Scranton, Pa., Aug 31, 2009 / 10:32 am (CNA).- An announcement from the Vatican this morning revealed that not only will the diocese’s bishop, Most Rev. Joseph Martino be stepping … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Form Workshop for Laity in Birmingham: wrap up

From a reader:
Fr. Z.,
We had a very successful workshop on the Extraordinary Form for the laity in Birmingham, AL. Nearly 200 people showed up for the conference and Solemn Mass. Fr. Justin Nolan gave very informative … Continue reading

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Happy B-Day to an old friend

Today is the Birthday of an old friend.
Greetings from afar!

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Non-denial denials

His Hermeneuticalness has done us a service in translating from Italian a comment by the intrepid Andrea Tornielli.  I turn the mic over to Fr. Finigan, but add my emphases and comments:
 
Andrea Tornielli "le smentite che non smentiscono"
This morning on … Continue reading

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More advice from an Evil Overlord

More advice from the always useful and amusing Peter’s Evil Overlord List.
When I am an evil overlord…
28. My pet monster will be kept in a secure cage from which it cannot escape and into which I could not accidentally stumble.

50. … Continue reading

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Happy Potter meets… ?!?… Ludwig Ott?

His Hermeneuticalness tipped me to this and he receives a WDTPRS biretta tip in return: o{]:¬)

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funeral question

Are funerals really no longer for the purpose of praying for the soul of the deceased?
Do the dead no longer need prayers?
I’m just askin’
What are funeral Masses for?

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grrrrr update

I have successfully rebuilt the most important part of the mothership.  It has been a real anabasis.
However, I am now trying to figure out how to restore files from a shadow backup, in a .vhd file.
The Vista program with which … Continue reading

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Intercessions at a funeral

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A note for today from Ven. Bede

Today’s liturgy, on this feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist, perhaps has something to say about what we are witnessing in another sphere.
From the Office of Readings a selection from Ven. Bede in which we read:

His persecutor had … Continue reading

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Senate bill proposes White House control of private sector telecommunications

Here is a reallllly good idea.
From CNET with my emphases and comments:
August 28, 2009 12:34 AM PDTBill would give president emergency control of Internetby Declan McCullagh
Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill … Continue reading

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Reviewing good advice

I have been reviewing the always useful and amusing Peter’s Evil Overlord List.
There is some good advice here…
12. One of my advisers will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will … Continue reading

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How St. Augustine came to be in Hippo

Many bloggers – certainly patristibloggers – will be posting today about St. Augustine.
Rather than relate the same old stuff you already know, you might be interested in other less known episodes from the life of this titanic figure who … Continue reading

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Card. Cipriani: Communion on the tongue, kneeling, with paten

From a reader:
Dear Fr. Z, This seems to be quite significant news: This is the first time, as far as I know, that our bishop, His Eminence Juan Luis Cardinal Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima, Perú, publicly in a homily (last Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Reminder about registration

Remember… to post comments you must register.
I ask for some information which for the most part is not displayed.
What is displayed is your username or screen name.
Hint: If you are stingy with information (which won’t be posted) the less likely … Continue reading

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Operating Systems and Mac my questions – your suggestions

My recent struggles with my Vista driven computer have me looking down the road to Windows 7.
Apparently if you have a certain level of Vista, you have to upgrade to a certain level of Windows 7, right?
Also, since some Mac/Apple … Continue reading

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Mon 31 Aug: Diocese of Scranton To Make Announcement

From the website of the Diocese of Scranton:
Diocese of Scranton To Make Announcement 
The Diocese of Scranton will conduct a news conference this Monday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. The news conference is not open … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: altar and ambo

From a reader:
What is the significance of the ambo being elevated? Should it be as high as the altar? What should their positioning be relative to one another? I ask these questions, because I recently made the statement that if … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Augustine

Augustine died on 28 August 430.
His friend and biographer Possidius describes his last days during the siege of Hippo by the Vandals. Sometime before the early 8th century, Augustine’s remains were translated from N. Africa to Sardinia for fear … Continue reading

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