Daily Archives: 22 June 2010

A new Prefect of Palaver?

I understand the intrepid Andrea Tornielli says Basel’s Bishop Kurt Koch could be the new Archon of Alliteration … ehem… Administrator of Assonance, … no, that’s not it … the new Capo of Concord… the new Director of Dialogue… ugh… … Continue reading

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What Would Pres. Bartlett Do?

President Bartlett would not fire Gen. McChrystal.
BTW… here is another example of a volcano influencing history.
It seems McChrystal and staff were stuck together for a long time because of the volcano in Iceland.
Oops.
Do you get the feeling that for the … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST

Please be sure to check these entries:

QUAERITUR: concelebration and seeing the elements – and Fr. Z rants
Card. George’s interview with John Allen: “the nature of the Church”
Singer Andrea Bocelli: Doctor Told … Continue reading

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L’Osservatore Romano on The Blues Brothers… for English readers

You might have read that the Vatican’s increasingly strange newspaper L’Osservatore Romano had a fluff piece on that famously "Catholic" movie The Blues Brothers.
I like The Blues Brothers.  After all these years it still makes me laugh… perhaps … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: concelebration and seeing the elements – and Fr. Z rants

From a priest reader:
I’ll get right to the point: is it not required that a concelebrant be able to see the matter he is consecrating? I am certain that it is, but I am not able to defend this thesis … Continue reading

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The war on fatherhood

Usually the average parish bulletin "pastor’s page" is… well… suboptimal.
But not at the little parish St. John’s on the east side of St. Paul, MN where the mighty Fr. George Welzbacher is pastor.
He has a highly crafted Pastor’s Page … Continue reading

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Loome’s Booksellers and Twitter issues

I have written about Loome’s Theological Booksellers – near my native place in Minnesota – on more than one occasion (e.g., here and here).
They are now on Twitter and Facebook.  Please give them a boost!
But wait!  There’s more!
I am also … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino (D. Madison) staffs more parishes with traditional priests

For your brick by brick file…
I have written about Madison’s bishop, Most Rev. Robert Morlino before (for example here and here).
Pro-abortion activists, aging-hippie liturgy types, and proponents of wymynprysts really dislike this guy. 
All the more reason to support him … Continue reading

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Card. George’s interview with John Allen: “the nature of the Church”

The fair-minded nearly-ubiquitous John Allen, sadly still with the National Catholic Reporter, posted the transcript of his interview with His Eminence Francis Card. George of Chicago, now President of the USCCB.
There has been a question about what Card. George said … Continue reading

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Singer Andrea Bocelli: Doctor Told Mom To Abort Me

My friend Greg Burke, the Rome correspondent for Fox News, had a great piece on Live Shots the other day.
Andrea Bocelli: Doctor Told Mom To Abort Me
June 9, 2010 – 7:21 AM | by: Greg Burke
Singer Andrea Bocelli, one of … Continue reading

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