Daily Archives: 28 September 2009

REVIEW – Movie recommendation: Bright Star

I went with several friends tonight to see a movie.
Bright Star
This is about the early 19th c. English romantic poet John Keats, who died so young in Rome.
The movie focuses on the last year or so Keats spent … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: yet another reason why we need the new translation

The new translation of the Missale Romanum is coming and, my oh my, do we need  it and soon.
Yesterday when I was saying Mass in English at the parish of a priest friend, I nearly gaped at the inept translation … Continue reading

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development: giving money to which groups?

From CNA: 

Watchdog group ‘pleased’ with defunding of grantees who violate Catholic teaching
Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2009 / 05:04 pm (CNA).- A watchdog group which discovered that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has given grants to groups which support … Continue reading

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Medjugorje news

Some news about Medjugorje, which I picked up from the great Fr. Blake, PP of Brighton:
The Bishop of Mostar has issued a series of restrictions on Medjugorje, I am afraid it has been translated by machine, the original can be … Continue reading

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I do enjoy good Chinese food when I can get it.
Lunch brings some juicy Shanghai style buns.

And pan fried noodles.

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Seattle: brick by brick

Here is some nice brick by brick news from Seattle.
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer with my emphases and comments.

Saturday, September 26, 2009Last updated 1:59 p.m. PTDominus vobiscum: Latin mass returns to Seattle
The chants are stuff of childhood … Continue reading

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Helpful… for a while, at least

I found this helpful critter curled up in my garage.
I would welcome a whole nest of snakes in the garage or around the grounds to keep down the number of nice juicy chipmunks hanging about.
Sadly he…she?… picked the wrong place … Continue reading

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Translation of piece about Card. Castrillon and Bp. Arborelius available

At Forma et Fides there is now a translation of the piece about the response of Card. Castrillion in the wake of the claims by Bp. Arborelius.

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