Daily Archives: 15 April 2010

Pope Benedict talks about the rite of Mass, inculturation, mystery!

Our friends at Rorate have given us part of the Holy Father’s ad limina address to bishops of Brazil.   Let’s have a look with my E & C.
Wonderful words on the true meaning of active participation
Today’s speech of the Holy … Continue reading

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Card. Ruini on the source of Pope Benedict’s insistence on liturgy

Again I return to a constant theme of WDTPRS: Pope Benedict ‘s "Marshall Plan" to revitalize Catholic identity, our worship being the tip of the spear.   We need to do this in order to keep the Church as a strong … Continue reading

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“Why not bomb the Vatican, and riddle the Pope with bullets as he staggers out of the flames?”

The following is amazing, even for those of us who are used to reading unhinged hate-speech.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reveals its true colors.
I know about Godwin’s Law, but I suspect they may be Nazis sympathizers, given their hatred of the … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed, et al.

From the Feeder.
Here is, I am pretty sure Chipping Sparrow, who likes millet.

Not sure who this is.

Mr. and Mrs. Cowbird, though I wish they would find another food source.

Today I spotted the first Long-billed Thrasher, or Taxostoma longirostre, appropriate for … Continue reading

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The other point of view

Given that I know my computer is actively working against me… I think I understand this.

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Holy Father in spontaneous sermon to Pont. Biblical Commission – great stuff

The Holy Father gave a spontaneous sermon to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission today during a Mass (ad orientem in the Pauline Chapel) for their meeting.
I wish he would do this more often.Audio here (from sometime poster here Chris … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: Nones and Vespers (BrevRom)

More no frills Nones and Vespers.
I just turned on the mic and read Nones and Vespers.
With one frill… I sing the Vespers hymn this time.  I am used to the newer melody from the Liber Hymnarius, so I had to … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Oakland, CA

For your Brick by Brick file a reader in the Diocese of Oakland wrote:
His Excellency, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, will visit St. Margaret Mary’s Church for the second time on May 20, 2010 (Thursday). Bishop Cordileone will administer the Sacrament … Continue reading

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Save The Liturgy – Save The World: a gloss on observations of Card. Cañizares

Regular readers here may… just possibily… recall that I drone on and on about what I think is Pope Benedict’s "Marshall Plan" for revitalizing Catholic identity after the devastation caused over the last 40+ years. 
The Holy Father has, I … Continue reading

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How to get bad news: a practicum

I don’t often look at these "Hitler finds out about [FILL IN BLANK]" videos, but this one is pretty funny.
If you understand German, you might have to turn the audio down a little bit so you won’t be distracted by … Continue reading

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