Daily Archives: 26 April 2010

Looking for reactions to the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine

I would like to ask your help.
If you would care to write some reactions to the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the anniversary of the Holy Father’s pontificate… if you watched it on TV or … Continue reading

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“It was a Mass that fosters vocations.”

Many of you have expressed how you wish you could have attended the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  You have probably read various accounts posted in the Catholic blogosphere.
Here is from from The … Continue reading

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Request from Fr. Z: go now to thank Bp. Slattery

The Diocese of Tulsa has created a page with Bp. Slattery’s sermon and also a moderated combox for comments.  You don’t have to register.
May I request you readers to go over to that site, boost their stats in a way … Continue reading

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Inhabiting the digital universe with a believing heart

I read the following from VIS.  It is here in Italian:
VATICAN CITY, 24 APR 2010 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father addressed participants in the congress: "Digital Witnesses. Faces and languages in … Continue reading

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If on the East coast, then why not the West coast?

L.A. Catholic wrote about the spectacular Traditional Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC and then mused:
Wonder when the Latin Mass will next be celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels here … Continue reading

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Lunch… Chinese Noodles!

There are advantages to being in Chinatown!
The is a small walkdown place where noodles are made on the spot… right out of central casting: Chinatown Express!

They make dumplings too! Must try soon.

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An example of a journalistic rush to judgment

A curious piece in the Financial News with a stupid headline:

Vatican backs new equities index
Phil Craig26 Apr 2010
Investors are being invited to put money into a new Catholic equities index that is being backed by the Vatican, at a time … Continue reading

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Straight from the void between their ears….

Our friends at Rorate have captured a photo of what appears to be the prelude to what may be an invasion of Earth by the Zorkons.

The red cube, according to Messa in Latino, is what is currently used as the … Continue reading

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Hell is definitely cooler than heaven

From the Laudator:
H. Allen Smith, "The Achievement of H.T. Wensel," in Clifton Fadiman, ed., The Mathematical Magpie (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962), pp. 141-142 (at 142):    The exact temperature of hell cannot be computed, but it must be less … Continue reading

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The UK’s Foreign Office and John 15:18

A couple days I noticed a story in the Daily Telegraph about the memos circulating in the UK’s Foreign Office about the Pope’s upcoming visit.
Here is a taste.
Ministers apologise for insult to Pope
The Government has apologised to the Pope over … Continue reading

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