Monthly Archives: September 2009

Archbp. Nienstedt (StP/Mpls) on health care reform

In his weekly column on the site of the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese, The Catholic Spirit, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has some observations about health care.
My emphases and comments.
More thoughts … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nauman responds to HHS Sec. Sebelius, pro-abortion Catholic

I found this at The Catholic Key:
Archbishop Naumann Responds to Sebelius’ WaPo Interview Claim
Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down for an interview with the Washington Post. When asked about last year’s request by Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop … Continue reading

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Espresso: Italian Church imposing discipline on liturgical music [POLL ALERT]

The affliction many people experience each week in church from the music choices and choosers is not limited to the Anglophone world.  You should hear the stuff they play in churches in Italy.
You feel like you are drowning … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, POLLS, SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

Pres. Obama’s “science czar”: compusory involuntary abortion because of climate change

From WorldNetDaily there are some comments about Pres. Obama’s "Science Czar" John Holdren.
Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even with … Continue reading

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A report about that TV program in Sweden

From a reader in Sweden about the TV transmission on the SSPX Bp. Williamson thing:
A brief report from Sweden regarding the documentary from Sweden, yesterday evening.
The documentary "Uppdrag granskning" was mostly a boring failure: very, very little was new. Most … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts and books and coffee and cables

First and foremost, I want you all to know that last Monday I said Mass for the intention of benefactors, including those who have been good enough to make donations or send things from the wish list.
Therefore, thanks are also … Continue reading

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24 Sept: Our Lady of Walsingham

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The great p.p. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magadalen has this great post:
The Wrecks of Walsingham
[attributed to Sir Philip Howard]
In the wrecks of WalsinghamWhom should I chooseBut the Queen … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on Archbp. Burke on the Kennedy funeral

The other day I posted that His Excellency Most Rev. Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, spoke in Washington DC. 
He said in clear terms that Catholic politicians who publicly commit scandal by promoting immoral policies also contrary … Continue reading

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Another mess around SSPX Bp. Williamson. Timed to harm the upcoming talks?

Once more controversy is stirred around SSPX Bp. Williamson and the Holy See’s Press Office.  What did X, Y, Z know and when did they know it?
Check Rorate and the Italian site Fides et Forma here and here and here. … Continue reading

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Oakland: Pontifical TLM

I picked up from NLM that His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop of Oakland, …
… [l]ast Sunday, September 20, … offered Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior at St. Margaret Mary Church, an apostolate of the Institute of Christ … Continue reading

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A spanner in the works

Sometimes life runs smoothly.
You are in the groove.
Things click along.
Then…
A little thing goes wrong and the proverbial spanner is in the works.
That is when the 80/20 rule clicks into play and you wind up spending 80% of your time … Continue reading

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App coming for iPhone: Liber Usualis

People often want me to peddle their wares.  Free advertising, I guess.
Here is something of interest for users of the iPhone and lovers of liturgy.
Dear Fr. Z,
My name is Michael Drake.  Over the past months I have been working on … Continue reading

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reminder

Before I make some plans for another PODCAzT, I thought I would remind you about the last two.
091 09-09-09 A hymn dissected "Te lucis ante terminum"; don Camillo (Part VI) 090 09-09-05 St. Leo on the beatitudes; the sacred, sacrilege … Continue reading

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September Ember Day confusion

Some people think the Ember Days were last week.
Some people think they are this week.
In the different versions of the Ordo I have the September Ember Days beginning tomorrow.

So… anyone?
Usually the Ember Days follow the 3rd Sunday in September.  Sunday … Continue reading

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USCCB’s Social Justice Arm Caught Funding Pro-Abortion/Prostitution Groups

I had some notes from several people about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
I found this story on LifeSiteNews.  I think you should go read it.
Here are the briefest of excerpts of an article by Patrick B. Craine
September 22, … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER EQUINOX and SUN SPOTS!

Space Weather News for Sept. 22, 2009http://spaceweather.com
NEW SUNSPOTS: In a year when the sun has been utterly blank 80% of the time, the sudden emergence of two large sunspots in a single day is a noteworthy event. Today is such … Continue reading

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Doug Kmiec, Attorney General for Wales… er um… Ambassdor to Malta

Remember Doug Kmiec?   He is the Catholic law prof who says that Catholics can vote for pro-abortion politicians.
He is now a paid operative of the Obama Administration and drawing a check from the same as Ambassdor to Malta, perhaps the … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity | 15 Comments

This is one goofy cat

And now for something completely different.
This is one goofy cat.
I dunno folks… but is it possible this critter was dropped on its head too many times?
Corollary: Is it possible to drop cat on its head?
Also: If so, is it possible … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare | 35 Comments

Archbp. Burke: no Communion or funerals for pro-abortion pols because of scandal

All during the controversy about Pres. Obama at Notre Dame and also the funeral for Sen. Kennedy I pounded at the issue of the scandal caused by these events, which could have been avoid.
I didn’t object to the President of … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in St. Louis

Pope Benedict’s vision, his "Marshall Plan", will not be implemented in a day or a year or even a few years. 
But it is happening.
This "Marshall Plan" revolves around a revitalization of Holy Church’s worship. 
To this end, Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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