Monthly Archives: October 2009

Brisket anyone?

The latest from the official WDTPRS photoshop wizard Vincenzo. Apparently His Holiness is the driver of this Z-car.  I am content.  I don’t trust him with the Veyron, however. I especially like the idea of stopping at the BBQ shack … Continue reading

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Peru’s Card. Cipriani speaking out again

I have written before about the Lion of Lima, His Eminence Juan Luis Card. Cipriani Thorne.  This from CNA: Cardinal Cipriani reminds State of duty to protect life from moment of conception Lima, Peru, Oct 29, 2009 / 11:38 am … Continue reading

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Firefox problems?

Is anyone else having problems with Firefox constantly hanging?

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WDTPRS PSA: Historical-Critical Nativity set

Even before Halloween, ’tis already the season to toss wet blankets. Yes, folks, we are approaching once again the season of attacking Christian symbols in public. Nativity scenes are especially prized as objects of anti-Christian bigotry. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Archbp. Dolan challenges the New York Times’ anti-Catholicism

I have seen a sharp uptick of anti-Catholicism lately.   I suspect things will only get worse. His Excellency Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York has this piece in the newspaper of the NY Archdiocese. My emphases and comments. … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the ‘digital continent’

I have used this example for years now: Our Lord asked to be let out on the water in a little boat at the end of a line so that He could address a much larger crowd on the shore.  … Continue reading

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Another reason for Summorum Pontificum

In Knoxville, TN there is a vibrant Traditional Latin Mass community at Holy Ghost Church. Here is one of the photos from their extensive archive.  It was taken on the Feast of Christ the King. I suspect Father wasn’t saying … Continue reading

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Rome – 1 Nov.: Card. Canizares, Solemn Pontifical Mass at SS. Trinita dei Pellegrini

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini [the parish church of the FSSP in Rome] this coming Sunday, November 1st at 10:30am, the feast of … Continue reading

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Fontgombault, et al.: older form of OSB solemn profession

News from a reader about Clear Creek: This Sunday two of the young monks at Clear Creek will make their solemn profession in the presence of the Abbot of Fontgombault during the conventual Mass.  They are Brother Jose Lagos from … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN 30 Oct – 2 Nov

I will be in St. Paul, MN over this weekend. Among other things it will be an opportunity to get my digital camera cleaned! I am assuming that I will have the 11 a.m.on Sunday at St. John’s in St. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: lutefisk

You would not believe what I get in my e-mail. I thought you or your readers might have an idea where to acquire some lutefisk. My in-laws are of Swedish stock and we have some interest in serving some lutefisk … Continue reading

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Thanks for the notes and messages!

Many thanks to all of you who have sent birthday greetings!  Your notes are very much appreciated. Also, belated thanks are due to the kind soul, JV of PA who used my wish list to send me the three volumes … Continue reading

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Looking for screenings of the new movie on Fatima?

I posted about the new movie on the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima: The 13th Day.  I posted on it HERE.Here is a link to a schedule of screenings in different places. I am waiting for a copy … Continue reading

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A priest speaks about demonic possession and exorcism

A reader alerted me to the following in The Daily Illini.  This concerns demonic possession and exorcism. My emphases and comments. Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possessionKatie Palmer   October 28th, 2009 – 4:00 AM With Halloween around the corner … Continue reading

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Too many ornaments on your Rosary…Poem

There are may ways to recite the Most Holy Rosary.  The basic paradigm changes from country to country.  In Italy, for example, the recitation of the Rosary usually includes the Litany of the Blessed Virgin.  In the USA, people often … Continue reading

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