Daily Archives: 12 October 2009

Saturnian Dust Ring

Very cool.   From Astronomy Pic of the Day: Giant Dust Ring Discovered Around SaturnCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Virginia Explanation: What has created a large dust ring around Saturn?  [Spooky music HERE] At over 200 times the radius of Saturn and over … Continue reading

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Sadder and sadder

From Catholic Fire, a little story I missed during this intense weekend and conference: "I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country." ~ Barack Obama, the first … Continue reading

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Photos of Card. Castrillon’s Pontifical Mass

Fides et Forma has some photos of the Pontifical Mass of Card. Castrillon.   You might want to have a look. Just FYI

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The Feeder Feed

I returned from Detroit to find that little winged gluttons had picked the feeders clean.While I was filling one of the feeders the Chickadee was already zooming in with reproaches. He practically knocked me out of the way. The Juncos … Continue reading

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The stupidest school district on earth

From Patrick Madrid comes one of the stupidest things I have ever seen: If this story doesn’t aggravate you, nothing will. A pint-sized cub scout has been suspended for bringing a “weapon” to school. And the rocket scientists who are … Continue reading

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Big TLM event coming up in Rome

I was told by Bp. Schneider that next week His Excellency Archbishop Burke will be celebrant for a Pontifical Mass in the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. This will be in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, says … Continue reading

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FYI: registrations approved

I approved some registrations that were waiting in the queue.

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Reader Report: TLMs in Cornwall

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, A few months ago you asked people to write in with their experiences after 2 years of Summorum Pontificum. I come from Cornwall, an isolated county in the extreme south-west of England, and an … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: H1N1 and suspension of “cup” and handshakes

From a reader with my emphases: This notice just appeared in the weekly bulletin of St. Vincent Church of Akron, Ohio: H1N1 FLU— Due to the severity of the H1N1 Flu virus, it seems prudent to take whatever measures are necessary … Continue reading

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Excellent editorial in the Catholic Spirit

Over the years I haven’t been able to find much to praise in the weekly publication of my home Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The Catholic Spirit has been pretty awful.  But… but… it seems things have turned around. … Continue reading

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