Monthly Archives: April 2010

“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 … 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 … 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: INHABITING THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE WITH A BELIEVING HEART VATICAN CITY, 24 APR 2010 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father addressed participants in the congress: "Digital Witnesses. Faces and … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Time to relax

I had the 7:30 pm Mass. Now it is time to meet friends, eat, and relax!

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Pope Benedict may issue apology at close of Year for Priests

We will do this, and the Church’s detractors will say, as usual, that it isn’t enough. Watch the vocabulary in this piece from The Independent.  My emphases and comments. Pope will make historic apology for abuse Vatican hopes unprecedented act … Continue reading

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Bp. Slattery’s Sermon in Washington DC – unforgettable

Here is the audio of Bp. Edward Slattery’s marvelous sermon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Amazing. Bp. Slattery, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, stepped up and made himself available to be celebrant for the Pontifical Mass in the older, traditional … Continue reading

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It’s time for Dim Sum!

We are at New Fortune for Dim Sum!

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Sunday Mass

I am at St. Mary’s in Washington where the TLM has been celebrated for many years. Bp Slattery is here as well. I was hoping to hear the bishop preach, especially after what we heard yesterday. But for some reason … Continue reading

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Watching the Mass

We are watching Bp Slattery’s sermon. One of the great sermons I have heard.

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