Daily Archives: 13 October 2009

NYC Carnegie Hall – lots of Chinese stuff!

Those of you in NYC should pay attention to the interesting Chinese culture festival centered on Carnegie Hall. I think if I were there I would go to nearly everything!

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QUAERITUR: so-called Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions (Swiss Synod prayer)

From a reader come a question I must toss to the readership, since I simply don’t know what the situation is in the UK and Ireland: Is the so called Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions (otherwise known as … Continue reading

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Newt on becoming Catholic

From newt.org comes this interesting interview with the former Speak of the House, Newt Gingrich about Catholic issues, including his conversion. Boston.comOctober 9, 2009Michael Paulson Newt Gingrich came to town yesterday. In the morning, he spoke to a breakfast gathering … Continue reading

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UK health care… foreshadow?

From The Times: Daughter saves mother, 80, left by doctors to starve AN 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened. Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is … Continue reading

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GUEST RANT: the present Eucharistic Fast is a JOKE

Stuart Reid, a regular columnist in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, wrote a smart thing the other day! My emphases and comments: Perpend… Counter-Reformation corner (first in an occasional series on ways to reform the reforms): The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: World of Warcraft

From a reader: I have a question. I have a son who is into World of Warcraft. I am not peaceful with this game and asked him to pray about the occult possibilities of the game. Can you advise about … Continue reading

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13 October: Miracle of the Sun

Is not today the anniversary of the miraculous dancing of the Sun over Portugal? You know the story. An Eyewitness Account by Dr. José Maria de Almeida Garrett, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Coimbra, Portugal      “It must … Continue reading

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Before reading this be sure to remove all children below High School age from proximity to the monitor or screen. From a reader comes this troubling note: I had to share this with you, seeing as you seem to enjoy … Continue reading

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A Wistful Slice

I am listening to an album recommended on air by Hugh Hewitt. It was released today. Five For Fighting, called Slice. Nice. He played a few cuts on his radio show before the official release. Wistful.

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In the really cool department… this is from The Times October 13, 2009Unrecognised Leonardo da Vinci portrait revealed by his fingerprintBen Hoyle, Arts Correspondent The ghost of a fingerprint in the top left corner of an obscure portrait appears to … Continue reading

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White House spokesman Gibbs sneers at US Bishops

The White House Spokesman comments on Catholic bishops. "Shut up!", he explained. This is from CNA: White House spokesman: Catholic bishops fail to understand law on federal funding of abortion Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2009 / 07:03 pm (CNA).- Twice … Continue reading

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