Monthly Archives: March 2010

The perfect pew… or how to avoid the sign of peace

At Holy Innocents in Manhattan there are a few instances of the perfect pew for those who are especially disinclined to a group hug at the "sign of peace".

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“There’s nothing to stop them”

Hey Bart!
From CNA with my emphases and comments:
Executive order on abortion funding won’t stand, Washington Post columnist says
Washington D.C., Mar 29, 2010 / 06:56 am (CNA).- Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker has denied that President Obama’s executive order barring funding … Continue reading

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The dogs of Proverbs 26:11

Now this is a good day’s work.
From First Things with my emphases and comments.
Mar 29, 2010
George Weigel
The sexual and physical abuse of children and young people is a global plague; its manifestations run the … Continue reading

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If you are not on offense, you are on defense

I have said that it might be necessary for us to just endure the kicking for a while.
That doesn’t mean that the Pope has to endure it.
In the course of a discussion with a priest friend tonight I opined that … Continue reading

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More dopiness

Mo Dowd of Hell’s Bible is also never clever.
She did, however, come up with this one all by herself!

Yup, we need a Nope.
A nun who is pope.

Hmmm.. what rhymes with nope… ?

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“Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.”

Do you all remember the Holy Father’s words from his sermon at the "inaugural" Mass for his pontificate?

My dear friends – at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I may learn to love the Lord more … Continue reading

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“The impossibility of any real renewal, as long as they remain in power.”

If in following all the other great news about the Church these days you happened to miss this, take some time and have a look at Sandro Magister’s new piece about the Legionaries of Christ.
Legionaries. The "Nomenklatura" That Must Disappear
Name … Continue reading

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“…the chattering of dominant opinions…”

From a CNA wrap up about the Pope’s sermon for Palm Sunday with my emphases:

During his homily, the Holy Father emphasized that being Christian means “considering the way of Jesus Christ as the just way for being men – as … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins – punchline

Richard Dawkins is closing in on "punch line" status.
My friend the great pastor of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness has an excellent comment about Dawkin’s latest attack.
Goebbels redivivus
Damian Thompson today has a quotation … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this picture

I thought this was unusual. An ad on an NYC subway car.

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Sunday … Palms … Passion

Did you have a sung Passion?

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LA education conference closing “liturgy” or reason #65648 for Summorum Pontificum

Over at CMR we may have seen the coining of a new term.  New?  Old?  I don’t know, but it is good.
Liturgesy: Heresy expressed in the form of Liturgy
We are treated to this, from the closing of the Three … Continue reading

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“using the victims of clerical child abuse to fight internal political battles”

Some analysis from the UK by Damian Thompson with my emphases and comments:

Some liberal Catholics are thinking: It’s payback time, Ratzinger!
By Damian Thompson
There is still no good evidence that Pope Benedict XVI is seriously implicated in the atrocious child … Continue reading

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Do NOT try this at home!

WARNING!
Episcopal gloves and…

…baklava.

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Out and about

It chilly breezy in Manhattan today, but sunny. It is nice to stretch the legs.

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A reminder from Fr. Z

GO TO CONFESSION!
Stow the excuses.
Examine your conscience. 
Go.

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The leader of Planned Parenthood thanks the liberal nuns

Before reading more, read this if you haven’t done so already:
A magisterium of nuns
Now from CNA with my emphases and comments…
Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill
Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2010 / 07:28 am … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Palm Sunday (2002MR)

What Does the Prayer Really Say?  Palm Sunday – Station: St. John Lateran
 
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people … Continue reading

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The poisons that lurk in the mud

In Robert Graves I, Claudius, the old emperor decides to let Nero be his heir knowing well that Nero will be so bad that people will cry for reform and the Republic to return.  In his cups, the old Claudius … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols about Pope Benedict’s handling of the abuse procedure

This is via Damian Thompson:
Cardinal Ratzinger acted powerfully against abusers, says Archbishop Vincent Nichols
By Damian Thompson 
At last – Archbishop Vincent Nichols, writing in The Times, has explained how far-reaching the former Cardinal Ratzinger’s reforms of Vatican procedures were … Continue reading

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