Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Feeder Feed: new bird!

It is an exciting moment when you spot your "first" bird of the season.  Your breath catches for a moment when you realize what you are seeing. Even better is when you spot your first ever at your feeder. This … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict will make final decision about Legionaries

From CNA with my emphases: Pope will make final decision on Legionaries, Vatican spokesman states Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2010 / 05:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will make the final decisions regarding the Apostolic Visitation of the Legionaries … Continue reading

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What’s driving the media feeding frenzy? Could it be money?

Want to know what is driving the media rush to attack the Church and Pope Benedict over the clerical abuse crisis.. again? Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) A Frenzied Pace for Lawyer Behind Vatican SuitsBy MONICA DAVEYPublished: April … Continue reading

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Your reactions to the Pontifical Mass in Washington

I had asked readers for reactions to the Pontifical Mass in the Traditional, Extraordinary Form celebrated in Washington DC for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict. Here are some of your responses: Being 16 years old I … Continue reading

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Something new found on Shroud of Turin, WDTPRS POLL!

I find it fascinating that as new technology develops, we start finding new things in the Shroud of Turin. As you may know the Shroud of Turin was recently placed on display in Turin, Italy.  Here is an interesting story … Continue reading

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Beautiful and above all strong rosaries

I keep my eye open for nice rosaries, probably because I have a penchant for giving them away. Years ago I encouraged a member of the old COL Forum on Compuserve to start a rosary making business.  Her work was … Continue reading

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Technology and the New Evangelization shall meet… and go “BONG BONG BONG”!

When I was a little kid I used to listen to the shortwave radio tuned to WWV, the National Bureau of Standards time channel.  The clock would tick, and then go bong…bong…bong… bong… bong….  I found it fascinating to hear … Continue reading

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New ICEL translation has been approved

To the joy of most and the dismay of a few, it looks as if the new ICEL translation has been approved, though it won’t be available for a while yet. The Vox Clara commission, formed as a liaison between … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers and Penjing Report

When I receive donations through the donation button on the sidebar or on some posts (especially bird related posts), I always write back an email with a note of thanks.   However, lately some of my e-mails are getting kicked back … Continue reading

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Finding a fellow traveller… no coincidence! Fr. Nichols on secularism

I found a great quote toward the end of Fr. Aidan Nichols new Criticising the Critics, which I wrote about here.  This would be a good book to own and read carefully. Order from Amazon UK click HERE. "Secularization is … Continue reading

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Until next time, D.C!

Lunch before heading to the airport.

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One reaction to the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC: “offensive… silly… undecorous”

A reader sent me a link to a reaction from a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle to the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC for the anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. The writer in question is one… … Continue reading

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John Allen’s piece on “stampede” away from Card. Castrillón

My friend Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., the fair-minded correspondent for the ultra-lefty NCR wrote a piece about Card. Castrillon and the controversy surrounding his letter to the French bishop.  Think what you will about the dreadful NCR, but I … Continue reading

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CNS on Pontifical Mass for Pope’s 5th anniversary

From CNS, which is pretty much the news sheet of the USCCB comes this about the Pontifical Mass in Washington, DC. Read and listen to Bp. Slattery’s sermon if you haven’t heard it yet: Bp. Slattery’s Sermon in Washington DC … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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