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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- St. John Paul II
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“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.”
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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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Daily Archives: 19 October 2009
From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes a tale about The Little Mars Rover That Could!
Nereus Crater on Mars Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA; Image Processing: Kenneth Kremer
Explanation: … Continue reading
This is from the Bolletino:
AVVISO DI BRIEFING
Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che domani, martedì 20 ottobre 2009, alle ore 11.00, nell’Aula Giovanni Paolo II della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, si terrà un briefing su un tema attinente ai rapporti … Continue reading
Just a reminder:
Going back to what "Ordinary" and "Extraordinary" mean in liturgical or ecclesiastical terms.
Ordo in Latin, has to to with putting things or people in an order. That is, organizing them according to a scheme.
Our trusty Lewis & Short … Continue reading
I am digging out of the archive an old PODCAzT.
These days in the Liturgy of the Hours we have had readings from St. Augustine’s Letter 130 to the wealthy widow Proba, who had fled to North Africa after Alaric the … Continue reading
I will be in New York City from 4-9 November.
One of the things I will be doing is acting as celebrant for a Solemn TLM on 6 November, a First Friday, at 6:30 PM at the Church of the … Continue reading
A reader told me about a POLL.
The proposition is:
The Catholic church is a force for good in the world
Can you imagine such a question?
At the time of this writing… AGAINST … Continue reading
I received word that Fr. Jenkins was appointed to a second 5 year term as President of Notre Shame.
Fr. Jenkins has supported filthy plays at this Catholic university.
He completely ignores Ex corde Ecclesiae.
He sits on the board of a group … Continue reading
Here is an interesting slant, and I use that word with care, on Sunday’s Pontifical Mass in the Vatican Basilica celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Segnatura.
My emphases and comments.
Archbishop Burke celebrates Tridentine Mass in … Continue reading
From a reader:
Special choral TLMs will be celebrated at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109 on the Feast of Christ the King and the Feast of All Saints. Each Mass will be sung by … Continue reading
As I head out for errands on this sunny Monday, I am contemplating a PODCAzT.
I am contemplating PODCAzTs in general actually.