Daily Archives: 11 February 2010

Barber shop

It is harder and harder to find a good old fashioned barber in an old fashioned barber shop. I am glad to know one in St. Paul, MN near Grand and Fairview.

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Philadelphia blognic?

I will be in the area of Philadelphia from 12-21 Feb…. if flights go well. One of my correspondents has suggested another blognic. We could have this one at the same location: the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in … Continue reading

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Preaching to the converted, rather than preaching to convert.

My good friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a good post: Mysogynistic, Homophobic, Fascist, Racist and Xenophobic I find it quite frightening on how badly prepared the Church in England and Wales … Continue reading

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Confession by confession in NJ

Are there special Lenten programs for penance in your dioceses or parishes? From a reader: FYI, the Diocese of Paterson (NJ) is for the second year offering confessions at every parish on Monday’s throughout Lent.Here is the link to the … Continue reading

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With a tip of the tricorno to the Pertinacious Papist o{];¬) I bring you this very important news story: [flv]10_02_11_CNN_whiskey.flv[/flv]

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The Consilium revisited

In my recent reading, I happened again on a passage from the slim but interesting volume that came out a couple years back under the name of the former long-time papal master of ceremonies, Archp. Piero Marini.  That’s Piero Marini, … Continue reading

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Z mug sighting!

There has been another coffee mug sighting…. in the wild climes of Iowa! From a reader: Ave Zedissime pater!  Thought you might be amused to add to your collection this sighting of a "Say the black…" mug standing watch over … Continue reading

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Okay, turn off the siren.   These are good polls. Over at Serviam there are two polls about how you… you, dear readers, use the media to be informed about your Catholic faith and matters pertaining thereto. Head over and vote!

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Wyoming Catholic College

I recently had a trip to Lander, Wyoming to visit Wyoming Catholic College and speak to the faculty and student body.  I am overdue in my review of the trip. First, I must say that the kids who can go … Continue reading

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