Monthly Archives: August 2009

St. Monica’s tomb

This is the chapel in the church of St. Augustine in Rome (literally across the street from my back door when in the City) where the mortal remains of St. Monica (+387), the mother of Augustine of Hippo now rest.
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Why priests should sing during Holy Mass

The August newletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Liturgy has some pages dedicated to music for the upcoming translation of the Roman Missal. 
Among the points made by the Committee…
Why Should Priests Sing?
The ICEL introduction … Continue reading

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The 1964 Hyannisport Conclave: Catholic leaders teaching Catholic pols how to ignore evil

Back in January, the Wall Street Journal had an article about how the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, Catholic and staunchy pro-abortion, came to embrace the pro-abortion position he championed for decades in the most public way possible.
The article was … Continue reading

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America writer attacks critics of Sen. Kennedy: don’t mention his abortion record

In the lefty Jesuit weekly, something called America, there is a strong attack on, well, pretty much anyone who didn’t think that late Sen. Kennedy was just the bees knees.  Singled out for a pouring of the choicest liberal acid … Continue reading

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Comments in the press about Sen. Kennedy’s passing: the abortion issue does surface

From HeadlineBistro with my characteristic treatment of emphases and comments:
Kennedy’s Priest Discusses the Role of Faith in the Senator’s Life and Death
Rev. Patrick Tarrant of Our lady of Victory Church, priest to the Kennedy clan, discussed with the role … Continue reading

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Feeder Feed

I have spent says doing things electronic and computerine.  Time for a break.
A damp Oriole.  The male Orioles should be leaving soon, alas.

This fellow… um… gal… specializes in eating fish from Sabine Pond.

Something different. 

On Sabine Pond, by Monet.

More Orioles.


Did … Continue reading

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Blog slow today

As I fix computers at home, the blog is running veerrryyyyy sllllloowwwwwwlllllyyyyyy…..
Not all the time, but… from time to time during the day I have noticed that it takes a while to load pages, etc.
From the blog itself:
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NCR’s Sr. Fiedler gushes over the death of the late pro-abortion Catholic Senator

At the passing of the… do we have to hear the cliche one more time… okay “liberal lion” of the Senate, absolutely committed pro-abortion Catholic Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), reactions – especially panegyrics – are coming in from the weak-identity … Continue reading

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News of Bp. Martino?

I understand that Bp. Martino of Scranton, who has been a good pro-life, pro-Catholic identity, voice may be stepping down for reasons of poor health.
It would be a work of mercy to pray for His Excellency’s health!

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Recent survey concerning the TLM: 2-1 of those with opinions favor a TLM option

A reader alerted me – mired as I was in the midst of computer battles – about a survey recently conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate of Jesuit run Georgetown University about the availability of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: yet another absolution formula variation

From a reader:
I went to confession yesterday and the priest used the form "I absolve you of all your sins" instead of "I absolve you of your sins". I asked the priest and he said this was the approved English … Continue reading

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grrrr update – the Cylons have been repulsed

Well, I managed to get the mothership working again.  For the time being the Cylons have been repulsed.
We shall see, but so far so good.
I did this through several steps. 
Unseating and reseating my video card got me in long … Continue reading

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Attention Minnesotans (et al.)

The Minnesota State Fair is a huge summer event, and I do mean huge.
A reader of the blog just alerted me to a Catholic initiative at the Fair.  Here is the text I was sent.
It’s one of the few things … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput on Obamacare: promoting abortion is not “common ground”

Archbp. Chaput has stepped up once again about the Obama Administrations proposals for "health care".  Here is the Archbishop’s column.
REMINDER: During his speech at the Notre Dame Debacle, President Obama referred repeatedly to "common ground".
My emphases and comments.
Health care and … Continue reading

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How about your good news?

Do you have some good news to share with everyone?

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