Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bp. Tobin… Chris Matthews… you decide.

Bp. Tobin… Chris Matthews… you decide.

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“K-Cup” Coffee

Coffee… good coffee… is a sine qua non for me. I suspect some of you feel the same way. Do any of you have experience of these new "k-cup" single serve machines? There is a WSJ story … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 56 Comments

PODCAzT 95: PART III – 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo

Based on your response to PODCAzT 93 & 94, and my own desire to drill more deeply into the issue, we welcome back as our guest Pope Paul VI (+1978).
In PART I we explored Paul’s General Audience of 26 November … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity, PODCAzT, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , , | 75 Comments

Your good news

Tell us about your good news!
We could all use it.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 63 Comments

What’s with the vampire thing?

I hear that this new vampire flick is bringing in money by the coffin load.
I hear also that most of the audience in these theaters are female.
What’s with that?

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Wed p.m. Bp. Tobin will be on O’Reilly – FoxNews

On 24 Nov, Wednesday, Bishop Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island will be on Bill O’Reilly’s show on FoxNews.
FYI

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 34 Comments

POLL ALERT! Another on Bp. Tobin and pro-abortion Patrick Kennedy

USNews & World Report has a POLL on Bishop Tobin’s decision to ask pro-abortion Catholic Rep. Patrick Kennedy not to receive Holy Communion.
You know what to do.
Here is the question:
Should America’s Roman Catholic bishops ask elected officials who support abortion … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity, POLLS | Tagged , | 21 Comments

Card. Kasper: Anglican conversions – fruit of authentic ecumenism

From CNA:
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2009 / 01:22 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, explained last week that the entrance of  Anglicans into the Catholic Church is the fruit of authentic ecumenism inspired … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick on the Emerald Isle

From a reader:
My son is due to make his First Communion next spring. Since our family attends the extraordinary form of the Mass at St Kevin’s in Dublin, I was concerned that his teacher might not understand the differences between … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

How pro-abortion Catholic politicians think

From a reader:
Father Z,I’m not sure if you saw it, but there’s an interesting quote from Mario Cuomo in an article of fox news.                                                                                                                           "In 1984, former Democratic New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, a Catholic who supported abortion rights and … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass in Oxford

A friend of mine in the Oxford Newman Society alerted me to pics online of their Mass for the term.  It was the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This Mass was in the chapel of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.Check them … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT!! Bp. Tobin and Rep. Kennedy over Holy Communion.

I posted about the decision of Bp. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island to ask pro-abortion Catholic Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) not to present himself for Holy Communion.
Bishop Tobin has pointed out that Rep. Kennedy’s pro-abortion stance is incompatible with … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, POLLS | Tagged , , , | 53 Comments

Bad news

I had some bad news tonight, and ask for the support of prayers.
Not only for me.
Thanks!

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 55 Comments

First glimpse

You know how in some feature films when there is a disaster or an asteroid is about to wipe out the earth, they flash various shots of different religious communities praying in the face of impending doom?
In Apollo 13 we … Continue reading

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Posted in Global Killer Asteroid Questions, SESSIUNCULA | 20 Comments

Ordo! Ordo! Getchyer Ordo!

Do you have your Ordo for the new liturgical year?

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Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)… time to make a choice!

In an AP story we read about the next step in the Catholic Church’s reclamation of the public square.
We have read about Bp. Tobin of Providence and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) before.
My emphases and comments.
RI bishop asked Kennedy in 2007 … Continue reading

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Evening

Vespers having been recited, I am now enjoying a fire and British detective series on DVD.

I can’t believe that photo is from my phone…. anyway…
And it’s deer season!
It sounds like a war zone around here … Continue reading

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Posted in My View, SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

Benedict XVI grants an audience to Archbp. Williams

From today’s meeting between His Holiness the Vicar of Christ and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury:

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Taking HIM to the streets in Kansas City with the Catholic Youth

From The Catholic Key of Kansas City, MO.
The National Catholic Youth Conference is in full swing.

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool | Tagged , | 47 Comments

Wherein Fr. Z rants about our Catholic identity and dangerous times

In another entry, about the priest/penitent privilege and a state’s violation of the same we read:
I don’t believe it is likely that secret eavesdropping on conversations between priests and penitents is a growing trend in this country, but the … Continue reading

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Posted in Global Killer Asteroid Questions, Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , | 28 Comments