Daily Archives: 30 December 2009

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 of … 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 Finches back.  They … 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 series, … 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 professor … 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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