Daily Archives: 12 November 2009

American Bishops find their voice, liberals throw a nutty

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek has an entry about the influence of the US Catholic bishops on the passing of the Stupak/Pitts Amendment.
You might recall that Jill Stanek was a nurse from Illinois who exposed how at Christ Hospital in … Continue reading

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John Allen’s comment about bloggers and my cordial response

Here is my blog entry about Mr. John Allen’s blog entry about his blog entry on bloggers.
Weird, no?
Some time ago my friend John Allen, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded reporter for the otherwise appalling National Catholic Reporter, that fallen … Continue reading

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The little Mars rover that could, can’t right now.
Spirit is stuck in a martian sand trap and NASA is trying to get it out.   This valiant little surface crawler was designed for a 3 month mission. Spirit has been … Continue reading

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Amy Sullivan and the Father of Lies

Lifesite has a piece entitled:
Time Piece Blasting Archbishop Burke Also Refuted by John Allen, Robert RoyalAlan says, contrary to Time assertion, Burke’s influence in Church "set to grow"
Princeton Professor Robert P. George told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that the quotes he … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in the Netherlands

In the Brick By Brick department:
Just today I came across an announcement which I believe would fit very well in the ‘ brick by brick’ category on your website. One of the seminaries in the Netherlands is going to offer … Continue reading

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NCR’s editors have a nutty – attack Card. Rode, Benedict XVI

The editors of the ultra-liberal fishwrap The National Catholic Reporter had another little public nutty yesterday.
My emphases and comments.
Nostalgia is not a path to the future Nov. 10, 2009 An NCR Editorial

CAPTION: Detail of text from the … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

The Chickadees and the Nuthatches are firmly in control these days, but there is a strong contingent of various finches.
Here are some male House Finches.

There are many Goldfinches, scrabbling on the ground right now for their favorite black nyger … Continue reading

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On Freedom’s Ground

With thanks to the Laudator:
Richard Wilbur, from On Freedom’s Ground, III (Like a Great Statue):
    Mourn for the dead who died for this country,    Whose minds went dark at the edge of a field,    In the muck of a trench, … Continue reading

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Oxford, UK: 40 Hours Devotion this weekend

From a reader:
A real uplifting occasion in store this weekend in Oxford, England.  The Oratory Catholic Church of St Aloysius, on Woodstock Road, is holding its Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with the special intention for the Year … Continue reading

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