Monthly Archives: April 2010

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Just Too Cool, New Evangelization, SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments

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

Posted in Brick by Brick, Pope of Christian Unity, WDTPRS | 52 Comments

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

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Brick by Brick, On the road, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged | 21 Comments

Until next time, D.C!

Lunch before heading to the airport.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

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

Posted in SESSIUNCULA, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty | 176 Comments

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

Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, SESSIUNCULA, The Drill | Tagged , , | 40 Comments

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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