Daily Archives: 10 January 2010

15-18 Jan St. Paul, MN

I must be in St. Paul this weekend for meetings.

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San Francisco, CA 12-14 Jan

I will be joining some folks at Joyent, who is my internet provider for WDTPRS!

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Do a blogging priest a favor

Go to this Orthodox priest’s blog and make his stats spike like nothing he has ever seen before!  Freak him out a little. You can do it.  Everyone! It’ll just take a moment.  CLICK HERE o{];¬)

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How to make altar boy program grow by 500%

I enjoyed this post from Stella Borealis: Boy altar server involvement in Mass increases 500% by making rules more demanding [Do I hear an "Amen!"?] By returning to more demanding altar server practices, two men were able to increase participation … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares interviewed

Those of you who read Italian must look at the interview by Paolo Rodari of Palazzo Apostolico with the Prefect of the CDWDS, Card. Canizares Llovera.   I don’t have time to translate the long text, but it is here. To … Continue reading

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“becoming children of God”

Something of what the Holy Father said, in Italian, during his Sunday Angelus address: Baptism suggests very well the global meaning of the Christmas season, in which the theme of "becoming children of God" thanks to the coming of the … Continue reading

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Bill in House of Lords: would it make Catholic priesthood illegal?

Sure, there is little chance this will pass.  But that is not the point.  The point is what I call "creeping incrementalism".  If this doesn’t have a chance of passing and becoming law now, it will have the effect of … Continue reading

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Ad orientem… so needed, so right

The Holy Father once again celebrates ad orientem for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. What I think is important here is not only the image, nice as it is, but also the fact that there was no … Continue reading

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Sewing straight with crooked lines

You have probably heard stories about how people hid their sacred objects in time of war.  Bells were buried, books and vessels walled up behind pictures, etc.  Or how revolutionaries covered images over which served to preserve them. Unbelievable find!  … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel Choir… how long?

It seems that on 4 Jan. His Holiness confirmed Msgr. Giuseppe Liberto in the post of director of the Sistine Chapel Choir donec aliter provideatur. Quousque tandem?

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Camille Paglia on Richard Dawkins

It doesn’t surprise me at all that the always interesting Camille Paglia thinks Richard Dawkins is a twit. … I was recently flicking my car radio dial and heard an affected British voice tinkling out on NPR. I assumed it … Continue reading

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VOTE! There were a few hundred votes a while back. Now there are… not a few hundred. Keep our Catholic blogs out in front! And while I’m at it. You can follow me on Twitter. There is also Plurk.  There … Continue reading

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