Daily Archives: 10 November 2009


Taliban… bad.
Lord of the Flies has nothing on Osama.
Would women rather be dead than live this life?
Bleak doesn’t begin to describe Osama.
Desperate doesn’t begin to describe Osama.
Arresting images of women in pale blue birkas who had dared to protest running … Continue reading

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Posted in REVIEWS | 20 Comments


A facetious reader sent the following:
"Straight from the pages of Facebook and a group called SLAP (Survivors of Liturgical Abuse in Parishes)"
Gather Us In […to the tune of, that is!]
Here in this place, our comfortable parish,All of the statues carried … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Parody Songs | 37 Comments

What is your good news?

Any reports about good things and graces in your lives?
Let us know!

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 44 Comments

“Ineffable” sighting… in the wild!

His Excellency Most Rev. Donald "Ineffable" Trautman, the Bishop of Erie, is concerned that people in the pews aren’t able to understand words such as "ineffable".
Granted, vocabulary of the new translation of the Roman Missal is no longer his primary … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 11 Comments


The Catholic League has this note today with my emphases and comments:
November 10, 2009
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s position on abortion restrictions in the health care bill:
On September 30, the United States Conference … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, SESSIUNCULA, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

Bp. Tobin publicly instructs Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)

You may be aware that His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has been openly correcting a very public errant member of his flock, pro-abortion Catholic Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).
Here is a message from Bishop Tobin … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , | 45 Comments

Retreat underway for priests of the Anglican provisions

Fr. Dwight Longenecker has some information on his blog about a retreat being held in Tampa, FL, with a focus on the Anglican provisions for, I believe, priests who have already availed themselves of Rome’s previous provisions.  I am unclear … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 2 Comments

Even more quotes from e-mails about Bp. Trautman’s war on the translation

I invite other bloggers to get involved with this informal poll.  The more blogs pick this up, the more likely a large number of bishops will get the news that people are reacting to Bp. Trautman’s declared intention to derail … Continue reading

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Diocesan H1N1 restrictions which make sense

I have already said pretty much everything I intend to say about H1N1/Swine Flu and restrictions issued by dioceses.
However, this note seems to me to be – so far – the best approach from a diocese I have yet seen.
At … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes | Tagged | 31 Comments