Daily Archives: 15 January 2010

USGS map of earthquake activity

The USGS has an realtime updated map of recent earthquake activity.

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WSJ: “As the Flame of Catholic Dissent Dies Out “

I missed this yesterday in the WSJ.  My emphases and comments.
As the Flame of Catholic Dissent Dies Out
Mary Daly, a retired professor at Boston College who was probably the most outré of all the dissident theologians … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA, The Drill | 32 Comments

Want to help Haitians? Be careful of scams!

If you are interested in donating money to help Haitians, be careful to check that the organization is legit.
Here is a link to a Fox News story.  I am sure there is other coverage from different outlets.
Sapienti pauca.

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Haiti: “Everywhere, you can hear cries from under the rubble”

Fr. Finigan posted this on his fine blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity.  I reproduce part of it here.
I have received via email a report from Mgr John Dale, the National Director of Missio concerning the disaster in Haiti:
After the earthquake … Continue reading

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For Latin Students – Fr. Foster’s Summer intensive course – in the USA!

I received this about Fr. Reginald Foster’s Summer Latin course, as well as another course, … to be taught in the USA rather than in Rome!
A.    Annua Exercitatio Communis
•    Milvauchiae mense Octobri ad Maium•    in triginta quinque congressibus … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict may have told Card. Schönborn to be careful about Medjugorje

Catholic Light has an interesting piece, translated from Italian on Petrus.
Pope Benedict to Schönborn: Be careful about Medjugorje
Rumors from the "Sacri Palazzi": the Pontiff calls Cardinal Schönborn into line: "More prudence about Medjugorje". The cardinal traveled there December 31.
VATICAN CITY … Continue reading

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I have an ACTION ITEM for you!
There is a profoundly dopey poll on a new blog called "Stand Up For Vatican II".  They are polling on "Has the Church abandoned Vatican II?".
The idea behind this … Continue reading

Posted in POLLS, SESSIUNCULA, Throwing a Nutty | 23 Comments

QUAERITUR: two-sided Crucifix for Mass “facing the people”

From a reader:
Our parish priest, who says the NO in the parish church and the EF in another church in the parish , came up with this idea.   For the Mass in English he places a crucifix on the altar … Continue reading

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Sec. State Clinton Announces 5-year Funding Push, Including Abortion

As a follow up to my retrospect post about the first year of Pres. Obama’s Administration and the Vatican and "Common Ground", look at this from the very useful C-Fam.
Volume 13, Number 5January 14, 2010Secretary Clinton Announces 5-year Funding Push, … Continue reading

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Senate candidate Martha Coakley (D-MA) on “conscience clause”

Someone alerted me to a comment made by a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts Martha Coakley (D-MA). Kathryn Lopez of National Review picked it up.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
It’s a Good Thing for Martha Coakley That There Are … Continue reading

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