Monthly Archives: November 2009

Some random items

In no special order here are a few images and notes from Florida and a maternal visit. I made some spaghetti … nothing special. Just good ingredients combined and presented in simplicity.

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My view of Benedict’s XVI’s sermon for 1st Vespers in this new liturgical year

You may know that when he was Archbishop of Munich, Pope Benedict gave series of sermons on the Sundays of Advent.  He has spent significant time reflecting on this season.
But year and each change in our lives, changes our perspectives … Continue reading

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Whatever it is we’re doin’… ain’t workin’!

I don’t know how many times my own proposals, or those of others I have heard about, were rejected because of "young people".   "No, no.  We have to do [FILL IN BLANK] for young people".
Pretty much you know in your … Continue reading

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NYT Op-Ed on 40 years of the Novus Ordo

From the op-ed page of Hell’s Bible comes this from a name that some of you will recognize
NEW YORK TIMES
OPINION
By KENNETH J. WOLFEPublished: November 29, 2009
Washington
WALKING into church 40 years ago on this first Sunday of Advent, many Roman Catholics … Continue reading

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I’m just askin’

I don’t know, but does this seem like a pretty good summation to you?

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The Holy Father’s new Ferula

You may have seen that the Holy Father has a new ferula, in place of the older one from the time of Bl. Pius IX.
Pope Benedict began his pontificate using the staff of the late John Paul II.  Then he … Continue reading

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A Brit chimes in about Bp. Tobin and pro-abortion Rep. P. Kennedy (D-RI)

I received this by e-mail from a reader in the UK.  I think he puts it well:
Dear Father Z
I feel moved to comment on the furore concerning Bishop Tobin and  Senator Kennedy, <font color="#ff0000"><b>[Representative or Congressman Kennedy.  The Senator Kennedy … Continue reading

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An oldie PODCAzT about an Advent hymn

An oldie PODCAzT about an Advent hymn.
As I wrote back then:
I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum. 
We begin today with the hymn for Vespers called Conditor alme siderum, with its variation … Continue reading

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A little … not so little… project for US Catholic bloggers

Under my entry about the group of political hacks, faux Catholics called Catholic Democrats (aka Sycophantic Toadies), I offered the following:
ALL: You will have read in the main entry that Sycophantic Toadies will even write your letter to the editor … Continue reading

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