Monthly Archives: May 2010

Watch for this link in the liberal media

Today’s email inbox has the feeling of the traditional night of the week a thug comes home after a few with the guys and beats the tar out of the wife and kids. The clerical abuse of children is the … Continue reading

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More bigotry from the New York Times

Nicholas Kristof has written blasphemous and historically inaccurate pieces for his mack Hell’s Bible.  He now turns attention to the situation of a Catholic woman religious who, as a hospital administrator in Arizona, approved the killing of unborn child through … Continue reading

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Grave desecration

Pretty sad and steamed about this following story from CNA: St. Michael statue stolen from US Marine’s gravestone in New York Allegany, N.Y., May 27, 2010 / 10:47 am (CNA).- Police are investigating the theft of a marble statue of … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

Brick by “ad orientem” brick in Seattle

For your "brick by brick" file… from a reader: Dear father, with all the negative publicity that the Archdiocese of Seattle has received lately with Fr. Ryan’s public dissent and Fr. Jan Larsen’s column, it is refreshing to know that … Continue reading

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What group of blog commenters do you belong to?

Matthew Warner offered this on the site of the National Catholic Register. After comparing blog comments to graffiti (perhaps he is a facebook devotee with a "wall") he sallies forth to identity 10 types of commenters…. or should it be commentators?  … Continue reading

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It’s not about the money… well… not just about the money

There was story recently that, mirabile dictu, the Obama administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court backing Holy See’s claim of immunity from a lawsuit brought against an alleged pedophile priest in the United States. You have to wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

NYC 3 June – Corpus Christi Mass and Procession – Eucharistic procession on Broadway, literally

The Blessed Sacrament on Broadway, literally on Broadway… on the street itself. CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION MARKS END YEAR FOR PRIESTS New York, May 25th – Manhattan’s historic Church of the Holy Innocents will mark the final First Thursday of the … Continue reading

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Bishops and priests must do public penance

Some time ago I posted this entry about bishops and priests doing public penance. Is it time for bishops and priests to do public penance for, well, the crimes of bishops and priests? I have often written that the way … Continue reading

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UK: Bishop with priests using new translation – wordy but a huge improvement

Fr Michael Brown of Forest Murmurs: I`m on the diocesan clergy retreat at Ushaw this week so this is just a quick post. Some priest bloggers have discussed recently using the new translation of the OF Mass before the official … Continue reading

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CORRECTION to PODCAzT 102 on the new translation of the 1st Eucharistic Prayer

I received word from a couple people via email that in my reading of the new translation of the Roman Canon I omitted the name of St. Anastasia, which surprises me.  This was an odd lapsus linguae given the fact … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

I had an odd experience today. I went out to put more grape jelly in the little cups on the bird feeder apparatus. As I was doing so, I heard directly behind me – but close – a loud strange … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Tuesday

According to the older, traditional Roman calendar, today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost. The octave of Pentecost was lamentably killed off by the cutters and snippers of the Consilium in the post-Conciliar reform of the Roman liturgy.  Here … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pope Pius Clock

Mr UPS’s brown truck pulled up today with a big box, wherein I discovered my new Pope Pius clock. At the time of this writing there have been 12 Popes Pius, handy for the crafting of a clock. The great … Continue reading

Posted in REVIEWS, SESSIUNCULA | 27 Comments


With a biretta tip to Creative Minority Report I share something from the Catholic Cartoon Blog…

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Good news from Phoenix!

A reader alerted me to this nice piece in the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Catholic Sun.  My attention was directed to the last line of the piece.  Here is some context, with my emphases. Fr. Paul Sullivan, … Continue reading

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