Monthly Archives: December 2009

Card. Daly

Prayers are requested by some readers not only for the Church in Ireland, but especially right now for retired Cahal Card. Daly. Ireland’s most senior Cardinal, Cahal Daly, has been taken Belfast City Hospital where he is said to be … Continue reading

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Benedict XIV

After the time I spent in a course from the Congregation for Causes of Saints, my fingers – mainly from muscle memory I think – tend to type Benedict XIV instead of Benedict XVI. Here is a wonderful painting of … Continue reading

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Where you are

Here is a small snapshot of the last few minutes of visitors to the blog.  The locations are in some cases estimations. Rome, Lazio Carnwath, South Lanarks… Waterbury, Connecticut Cheshire, Connecticut Orlando, Florida Nashville, Tennessee Louisville, Kentucky Chicago, Illinois Greenville, … Continue reading

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Good news?

What’s going on?   Have any good news to share?

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Card. Etchegaray

We read on VIS from yesterday that Roger Card. Etchegaray, 87, underwent an operation for the broken femur (upper leg bone) he received as a Christmas gift from the wacko who pulled Pope Benedict down. Please remember Card. Etchegaray in … Continue reading

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A day in New York

A wonderful day in NYC. It was warm and sunny.  Here is a nice view of my favorite tall building, the Chrysler Building, with its shining hubcaps. After lunch we caught a train to Columbus Circle and then had a … Continue reading

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Lunch under the bridge

I met two friends after Mass for lunch at Pershing Square under the bridge at Grand Central Terminal. Best. Corned Beef Hash. Anywhere.

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Other incidents concerning the Vatican and security

The intrepid Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli has an interesting piece today.  Here is my fast translation of a key bit: A car driven by an unbalanced young man entered at high velocity into the Vatican bypassing both the check of … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family

In the Novus Ordo, today is the Feast of the Holy Family.  We are also observing Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. A liturgical “octave” is an eight day period following and including the feast. In a way, the Church … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Met

It is steamy in here and there are way too many people but a trip to the Met Museum us always worth the trouble. I especially wanted to see the recovered Velasquez and American Stories.

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