Daily Archives: 9 February 2010

Dinner party

Occasionally I indulge in this little exercise.
Name eight people you would like to have locked in at the same English country manor for a weekend.
Let’s be creative.

Martin Sheen
Mel Gibson
Camille Paglia
Sarah Palin
Dick Morris
Hillary Clinton
Catherine Pepinster
Michael Matt

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A Promising Development at Mundelein Seminary

I was alerted this is exceptionally good news:
A Promising Development at Mundelein Seminary
It warms my heart to see this on the list of classes for next quarter. Will I be taking it? Absolutely!

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Wherein Fr. Z offers advice to liberals

Many liberals now openly foment revolt against Pope Benedict and the goals of his pontificate.  They are quite worried about, inter alia, the new translation of the Roman Missal.  
I have a suggestion for these Vatican II Spirit defending "Vat-trads".
It’s … Continue reading

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The Feeder Plead

I have been on the road so much, I haven’t been able to post on activity at the feeder.
I haven’t see any new species, but there has been a sharp up-tick in number of Chickadees and a drop in the … Continue reading

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“Vatican Tempests. The Academy for Life Puts Its Neck on the Line”

Everyone… read this.  I just finished it on the Italian site and then found it in English.
This is about the civil war in the Pontifical Academy for Life over remarks made by Archbp. Rino Fisichella about a case of abortion … Continue reading

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Getting men involved in parishes: here’s an idea

Parishes need to have events aimed at getting men more involved – as men.
I picked this up from Stella Borealis, which covers events and churchy news from my native place:
 Argument of the Month Club, Tuesday: Marian Femininity vs. Modern Feminism.The … Continue reading

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Leaders of Apostleship to the Sea Meet in Rome

Remember the dustup about Celebrity Cruises excluding chaplaincy by priests?  (Here and here.)
I learned of this from Vatican Radio:
Leaders of Apostleship to the Sea Meet in Rome
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QUAERITUR: adding the water to multiple chalices

From a reader:
I am wondering what the rule is concerning mixing both wine and water for chalices that will be used for communion under both species.  I have seen some priests only add the water to their own chalice, … Continue reading

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Brick by brick at Seton Hall University

From a reader:
Mass will be offered in Latin in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at Seton Hall University on all Mondays of this semester at 7:00 PM.  The Latin Masses will alternate between the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form.   Here … Continue reading

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Haitian Pulled From Rubble 27 Days After Quake

From FoxNews via The Wall Street Journal:
Haitian Pulled From Rubble 27 Days After Quake
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —  A 28-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of a market in Port-au-Prince on … Continue reading

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