Daily Archives: 19 March 2010

Pelosi invokes St Joseph for her bill

Did I understand this right? Did Speaker Pelosi REALLY invoke St. Joseph for the passage of this health care legislation? From NO online: Friday, March 19, 2010 Oh Dear, Saint Joseph [Kathryn Jean Lopez] Correct me if I am wrong, … Continue reading

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In Manhattan again

On my way to a symposium on science and faith, two NYC landmarks. UPDATE: I am in the Time-Life Building.

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Archbp Nienstedt to MN Reps

I found this on the blog of the USCCB. There are other good contributions there too. Here’s an email message from earlier this week from Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis to the Minnesota Congressional delegation: March 15, 2010 E-Mail Message … Continue reading

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I am, for the first time, posting from an airplane during a flight using an inflight connection! This opens a range of possibilities. I have a good connection, fast. I was even able to stream my satellite dish via SlingBox … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 82: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected and a sermon of St. Bernardine of Siena

Here is an oldie: PODCAzT 82: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected and a sermon of St. Bernardine of Siena

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Somehow appropriate

Doesn’t this just fit the news today, on so many fronts?

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What Bp. Zollitsch (Pres. German Bps Conf.) wrote for Die Welt

The wonderfully persistent Anna Arco of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has provided a translation of the defense of Pope Benedict made by Bp. Zollitsch (Pres. of German Bishops Conference) in Die Welt. Responding to accusations in … Continue reading

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Airport challenges

It is an interesting experience to walk through an airport right now, with CNN’s anti-Catholic pogrom blaring from televisions at every gate and lounge and restaurant. I haven’t had any expressions of rudeness so far… which happened often when this … Continue reading

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Lent and Passiontide: Dying with the Church

Some time ago, I wrote a description of what happens in the Churches liturgy during Lent and how the liturgical changes should reflect our Lenten experience. I bring this up because we are well into Lent and Passiontide is around … Continue reading

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Of best sellers

This is confirmation of what we already know. From a friend: …..1962 Missale Romanum!!! (and Latin breviaries are not far behind..) The AD should play a gingle like “Tradition, works every time it’s tried” or “Catholic identity, 20 centuries of … Continue reading

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