Monthly Archives: December 2009

Spaghetti al seminario

I mentioned on Plurk/Twitter that I was going to make what I call "spaghetti al seminario".  This is pretty simply stuff and you can put it together with brutal speed.  The name comes from the fact that in my seminary … Continue reading

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Happy New Year of Salvation 2010!

May God bless you all abundantly for this New Year of Salvation. Have any resolutions?

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A priest “ties one on” for the New Year!

From a priest friend and reader in an e-mail entitled simply: MANIPLE In honor of Fr. Z, I’m tying one on tonight, and tomorrow morning! Happy New Year! I love it when a priest is determined to tie one on … Continue reading

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Blue moon eclipse revisited

One of you readers caught the partial eclipse of the blue moon! Very cool. As view from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, GB at 1928 local time. Another, a priest friend, sent this from Ascona, Switzerland at 2010 GMT!

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1st Vespers in St. Peter’s: Pope Benedict’s exhoration to vocation

During 1st Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, with the singing of the Te Deum for the end of the year, the Holy Father said, in my translation: Dear brothers and sisters, Rome needs priests who will … Continue reading

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Jesuits comment on the new translation, and get it right

A couple weeks ago in my column for The Wanderer I spoke of the work of Christine Mohrmann.  Also, I have on various occasions opined that sometimes it is okay for something you know to be a translation to actually … Continue reading

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Rush taken to hospital for chest pain

In a FOXNews story: HONOLULU —  Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was taken to a hospital with chest pains on Wednesday, a Honolulu television station reported. Paramedics responded to a call at 2:41 p.m. from the Kahala Hotel … Continue reading

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This is too cool: BLUE MOON ECLIPSE!

Space Weather News for Dec. 31, 2009 BLUE MOON ECLIPSE:  For the first time in almost 20 years, there’s going to be a "Blue Moon" on New Year’s Eve.  In Europe, sky watchers will witness an even rarer event–an eclipse … Continue reading

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From First Things and Forum Letter: “Temple prostitution: a modest proposal”

Want to have a chuckle while looking at a serious issue? Serious for the Lutherans, that is. You remember the ELCA decision last summer about homosexual clergy and same-sex unions? I picked up on the site of First Things their … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

Between various bouts with the keyboard today, I took a few photos of the every busy birds at the feeder. Lots of black and white these days. Though other muted colors come around. I am glad to see some House … Continue reading

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Update on a parish conflict in Michigan

You might remember that there was a dust up in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.  Some parishoners of Our Lady of Fatima were trying to get their pastor, Fr. Jeffrey Robideau, removed.   So often these stories about about a conservative-minded … Continue reading

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New USPS stamp … surprise!

In the now defunct but still relevant series The West Wing there is an episode in which the staff must chose figures for new US postage stamps.  Witty political correctness ensues. At the time of the actual run of the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Anglican provisions like the razing of ecumenical Berlin Wall

In your discussions of things ecumenical, remember to refer to Pope Benedict as "the Pope of Christian Unity". A reader alerted me to the following piece In the Canadian daily The Globe and Mail by Ian Hunter, Ian Hunter is … Continue reading

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Msgr. Richard Schuler, RIP… 89th birthday

Today would have been the 89th birthday of Msgr. Richard Schuler, pastor and musician.  He labored in the dark years after the Council to keep sound liturgy alive, promote proper sacred music, foster vocations to the priesthood, and hold the … Continue reading

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Pro-abortion Speaker Pelosi gives more public scandal

A reader alerted me to an interview in the execrable Newsweek with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), pro-abortion but self-named "Catholic".   You might remember some of her scintillating theological explanations about how she justified promoting abortion. Here is a bit … Continue reading

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