Daily Archives: 6 November 2009


From a reader: Dear Father Z: My thirteen year old daughter asked me how to use a word in a sentence.  She was seeking to complete an assignment she had been given in her 8th grade English class at a … Continue reading

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So near and yet…

Sadly I must walk past my favorite Chinese spot in NYC … without stopping.

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6 Nov – NYC – Solemn TLM Requiem – Guardian Angels

Tonight, 6 November, at 6:30 pm, at Guardian Angels Church (193 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street) there will be sung a Solemn Requiem Mass. The sacred ministers will be Fr. Gerald Murray, Pastor of the Church of St. Vincent de … Continue reading

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USCCB: money-laundering for abortion

On CNS I read this great line: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops dismissed the House Democrats’ plan to try to isolate funding for abortion in the health care bill as a “money-laundering system” that would do nothing to stop … Continue reading

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Group of Pro-Life Dems promise to KILL Health Care Bill

Here is some interesting news from Catholic News Service: No Deal: Pro-Life Democrat Still Vowing to Kill Health Care BillThursday, November 05, 2009By Matt Cover, Staff Writer Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), co-chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus.(CNSNews.com)  – Rep. Bart … Continue reading

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John Allen analyzes Pope Benedict’s outreach to SSPX and Anglicans

My friend John Allen, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded columnist of the sadly ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter has good analysis in his regular Friday piece.   Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.   Benedict’s ongoing battle against secularismby John … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt (Archd. StP/Mpls) on new translation

In The Catholic Spirit, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Nienstedt has something to say about the upcoming changes to the translations of the Roman Missal.  My emphases and comments. Changes in the language of … Continue reading

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Brick by brick via real Requiem Masses

There is great interest among the faithful in dignified prayer for the dead. A reader sends this: Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Fr. Jay Scott Newman sat in choir as Msgr. Steven Brovey, V.F, pastor of Prince of Peace parish, and … Continue reading

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Kill The Bill

This is pretty good.   Biretta tip to usually funny CMR who got it from iOwnTheWorld:        

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Video on Catholic Campaign for Human Development – question

I received an e-mail from Fr. Rutler about a video produced about the CCHD – Catholic Campaign for Human Development. I am puzzled. I was under the impression that the CHD had been cleaned up a little. Sincerely, what gives?   … Continue reading

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