Monthly Archives: July 2010


I need a favor. Do any of you have a photo of a stained-glass window of the scene in Exodus 33 where Moses glimpses God as He passes before the cleft in the rock? I have seen windows of the … Continue reading

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26 July: Sts. Joachim and Anna, parents of Mary, Mother of God

Today is – in the reformed, post-Conciliar calendar – the feast of both Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior.  In the traditional calendar it is the feast of St. Anna. Here … Continue reading

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Power outage

From the blog of CNS: Power outage at USCCB, CNS Power is out this morning at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Washington yesterday afternoon. And since we’re in the USCCB building, … Continue reading

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UK 10-13 August – TLM Training for priests and servers

From the Latin Mass Society in England: LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Downside Abbey, Somerset. Bishop Athanasius Schneider to attend Conference The Latin Mass Society … Continue reading

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Archbp. Ranjith in Sri Lanka! Huzzah!

Our worthy friends at Rorate have posted a piece by His Excellency Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith, once Secretary of the CDW and now Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Archbp. Ranjith demonstrates why he was the right man for the … Continue reading

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Justice now! Stop the discrimination!

In a homily entitled “…and Mary was welcomed,” preached at the Pax Christi National Assembly on 22 July, retired Detroit Auxiliary Bishop His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Gumbleton opined that there are Scriptural arguments in support of the ordination of … Continue reading

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SALE alert! Benedict XVI’s vol 1 of Jesus of Nazareth

When I was writing a response to an email query, I looked up a link for Pope Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth (Vol. 1).  I found that – at the time of this writing – it is on sale … Continue reading

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24 July: Astonishing Saints and good red wine

A glance through the Martyrologium Romanum today will produce astonishment. Among the many saints listed today you will find, St. Charbel St. Christina, virgin and martyr Sts. Boris and Gleb St. Balduin St. Cunegunda Bl. Nicholas Garlick, Robert Ludlam, and … Continue reading

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Get well soon to…

Sending bloggy get wells to Mulier Fortis!

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PODCAzT 108: The new translation of the 3rd Eucharistic Prayer; Fr. Z digresses and rants

Herein we compare the lame-duck ICEL version of the 3rd Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and improved translation which we will soon be able to hear in our Churches. The new translation of the Roman … Continue reading

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23 July: St. Ezekiel, prophet

From rogueclassicism: ante diem x kalendas sextilias Neptunalia — an obscure festival (obscure in the sense that we really don’t know what went on) in honour of Neptune ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 4) 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … Continue reading

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