Daily Archives: 25 December 2009

Some fellow asserts the Lord was actually born into wealth. Ha!

You have probably read or heard about the 1st c. house unearthed in Nazareth.  Pretty humble place.
From CNN:
Passions over ‘prosperity gospel': Was Jesus wealthy?By John Blake, CNNDecember 25, 2009 — Updated 0912 GMT (1712 HKT)
(CNN) — Each Christmas, Christians tell … Continue reading

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What shall we do about terrorists on airplanes?

About that terrorist attack on the NW/Delta plane from Amsterdam to Detroit.
I have been on that route many times. 
And on that aircraft, the Airbus 330, I always sit in that area of the craft when I am not in … Continue reading

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Grand Central

On Christmas Day Grand Central Terminal is not as frenetic as on a work day but people are still bustling through. Terminals are odd places. People only come in order to leave. I will leave when … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2009

Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2009:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world,
and all men and women, whom the Lord loves!
"Lux fulgebit hodie super nos,
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Woman Who Lunged at Pope Tried Same Thing Last Year

About that attack on the Pope last night… this comes from Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times):
Woman Who Lunged at Pope Tried Same Thing Last Year
By RACHEL DONADIOPublished: December 25, 2009
ROME — The woman who leapt at Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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A little audio from midnight Mass in Manhattan

I haven’t had time to clean up the audio, but here is the Preface and Sanctus from the Mass tonight.
I am told that this is the first Solemn Mass for Christmas Midnight in some 40 years.

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