Monthly Archives: September 2009

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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un- – – – – tethered

From Astronomy Pic of the Day:

Explanation: At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was further out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict to Czechs: resist relativism

His Holiness is on an Apostolic journey to the Czech Republic.  CNA has a story:

Visit to the Czech RepublicPope encourages Catholics to respond to increasing relativism
Prague, Czech Republic, Sep 26, 2009 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- Speaking late in afternoon on … Continue reading

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MN Catholic Conference: health care “flows from the sanctity of human life”

From CNA with my emphases:
Right to health care is grounded in sanctity of human life, U.S. bishops consistently hold
Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 27, 2009 / 02:54 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of the United States have continually emphasized that the right … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: mother dying, unborn child in danger

A long-time friend and long-time participant here sent me this:
    I received this from a good friend of mine.     PLEASE PRAY FOR MRS. ALICIA ___. SHE IS PREGNANT WITH HER 11th CHILD AND ONLY HAS 6 WEEKS TO LIVE … Continue reading

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Help the Cathedral of St. Paul

From Stella Borealis, news of the Cathedral of my home town.
Folks, I think St. Paul Cathedral may be the most spectacular cathedral church in the United States.   It is worthy of your attention even if you are not from around … Continue reading

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Do you have good news?

How about letting us know what is going on with you?
Any good news?

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Polish Priest Fined for Comparing Abortion to Holocaust

Did you see this?
Here is a very brief excerpt:
Polish Priest Fined for Comparing Abortion to Holocaust
By Patrick B. Craine
KATOWICE, Poland, September 23, 2009 ( – In a ruling that Church leaders are calling a serious infringement of freedom of … Continue reading

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Report on Fr. Reginald Foster

A couple weeks back I was in Milwaukee and I went to visit the famed Latinist, Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD.     He has been recovering from a long and what was a very life-threatening illness.  Fr. Foster has made simply amazing … Continue reading

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