Daily Archives: 22 July 2010

22 July: St. Mary Magdalene (and Proust, cookies, and St. Augustine)

Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.
The 3rd c. writer Hippolytus in his Commentary on Song of Songs identifies Mary Magdalene with both Mary of Bethany the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42; John 1:10) and also the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Harry Potter

From a reader:
Recently very good friends of mine told me that is is probably a sin to have read the Harry Potter books – even as a child with no intent of getting involved in "magic" or anything of that … Continue reading

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Anglican eucharist for the “other specied”

About eucharistic communion for the "other specied" members.
I learned this morning about an Anglican giving their version of communion to a dog! 
If you are worried about Our Lord’s admonition in Matthew 7:6, don’t.  No sacrament was violated because Anglicans … Continue reading

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NY Times, Boston Globe and THEIR “Zero Tolerance” rule

From The Catholic League with my emphases and comments:
BOSTON GLOBE & NYT LACK "ZERO TOLERANCE" RULE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Yesterday, a Boston Globe editorial unfavorably compared the Vatican to the American bishops, saying that "Until the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI among the top ten oldest Popes since 1400

From CNS:
Benedict XVI among the top ten oldest Popes since 1400
Rome, Italy, Jul 22, 2010 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI is now the seventh oldest Pope since reliable records began being collected in the year 1400, according to … Continue reading

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Video Camera Will Show Mars Rover’s Touchdown

From NASA… which used to have space as its main objective:
Video Camera Will Show Mars Rover’s Touchdown
July 19, 2010
A downward-pointing camera on the front-left side of NASA’s Curiosity rover will give adventure fans worldwide an unprecedented sense of riding … Continue reading

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Very OLD Widow!

For you lovers of reverent liturgy and Summorum Pontificum… try this!
And review this.
On July 6th, Swedish divers were exploring off Aaland Island, midway between Sweden and Finland, looking for a sailing vessel they’d encountered earlier when they found the wreck … Continue reading

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