Daily Archives: 29 December 2009

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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The Feeder Feed

I’m back and the birds are busy!
This Red-bellied Woodpecker is having a hard time with the shape of this feeder.

This Hairy Woodpecker spent some time tapping on my window next to my desk.

Chickadee.

Nuthatch, scrounging.

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REMINDER – 1 January – Holy Day of Obligation

1 January 2010 is a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States. 
It is among the Holy Days for the Latin Church.
If you are able to go to Mass on 1 January and do not go, you … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: attacks on the Pope and the sedia gestatoria

We all know that Pope Benedict would not want to be completely surrounded by bullet proof glass everywhere he went.
On the other hand, security around our Popes has been relatively light.
The use of the sedia gestatoria would both help people … Continue reading

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Yes, liturgical abuses are still going on

I case you had stopped wondering about why we needed Summorum Pontificum, try this.
For Christmas Mass, we had a different priest by the name of Fr. ___. He started to get all the children to sit in front of the … Continue reading

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29 December: St. David, king and prophet

Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints. 
Today when you open your trusty copy of the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum you will find, just below the St. Thomas Becket, this interesting entry:
2. Commemoratio sancti David, regis et prophetae, … Continue reading

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