Daily Archives: 4 August 2009

Moon

Who was it who said that “the night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand…”?

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4 Aug: St. John Vianney (2005 MartRom)

From the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum:
Memoria sancti Ioannis Mariae Vianney, presbyteri, qui, quadraginta amplius annos paroeciae ipsi commissae in vico Ars prope Bellicium in Gallia actuosa praedicatione, oratione et paenitentiae exemplo mirum in modum ministravit et cotidie pueros et adultos catechizans, … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) to K of Cs: “followers of Christ need not be afraid”

I often perk up my ears when there are things about the Knights of Columbus.
From CNA:
Phoenix bishop encourages Knights to overcome their fears
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug 4, 2009 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- Nearly 2,500 Knights and their families gathered in Phoenix’s … Continue reading

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White House statements?

Has the White House issued any sort of statement about the anti-Catholic violence in Vietnam or in Pakistan?
I haven’t seen anything yet.

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LifeSite: McCain Says No to Sotomayor as Senate Debate Opens

From LifeSite:
McCain Says No to Sotomayor as Senate Debate Opens
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the full Senate today begins debating the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Sen. John McCain has sided with conservative … Continue reading

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Dinner with Archbp. Chaput of Denver. Who wants to go?

My friend Patrick Madrid asked me to make this visible.
Look at the line up.  Who wouldn’t want to go to this?:
Would You Like to Have Dinner With Archbishop Charles Chaput?

You can! Be sure to save the … Continue reading

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Supper and leftovers

No sooner did I get off the airplane the other day from England than a friend shows up on my door looking for a place to stay… and eat… and drink some wine.
To be fair, I knew he was coming … Continue reading

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Eclipse of Conscience

In this morning’s conference we are dealing with natural law and moral choices and conscience in our of society. It is interesting that children are actually taught a great deal – a kind of creed – but sometimes … Continue reading

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Advice from St. John Vianney

From the catechetical instruction of St. John Vianney:
My little children, your hearts are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God.

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Pears

From the Confessions 4.9 of St. Augustine (+430):
Theft is punished by thy law, O Lord, and by the law written in men’s hearts, which not even ingrained wickedness can erase. For what thief will tolerate another thief stealing from him? … Continue reading

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