Daily Archives: 18 August 2010

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia pray for us… at Ground Zero

From Dick Morris.com we find this about the proposed mosque at Ground Zero.
My emphases and comments, to be followed by some irony.
The proposed mosque near to ground zero is not really a religious institution. It would be — as many … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Where did Mass “facing the people” come from?

We should network our brain power for this.  Father’s tired.
From a reader:
I once wrote (by invitation) an article for a diocesan newspaper in which I mentioned, inter alia, that Vatican II never called for the priest to face the people, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “self-service” from the chalice

From a reader, edited:
Last night I was scandalised, apart from the usual "inclusive" language that the Priest used throughout, he asked, after the Priests Communion (normally the EMHC’s are crawling over each other by now) whether there was a "Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Another technical question: back ups and restores

Those who do a lot of work with a computer may know the old phrase, "Jesus saves, and so should you."
We have probably all had the experience not just of losing minutes to hours of work on a document or … Continue reading

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“Don’t equate women priests with pedophiles.” Welllll… Okay!

This is from Diogenes at Off The Record:
Janice Sevre-Duszynska, who identifies herself as a "Roman Catholic womanpriest," has chastised the Vatican in an op-ed column written for the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader. The title encapsulates her demand: "Don’t equate women priests … Continue reading

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America Magazine: Pastor Apologizes for Vatican’s “Insensitive” Words

From America Magazine with my emphases and comments:
Pastor Apologizes for Vatican’s "Insensitive" WordsAugust 18, 2010James Martin, S.J.
A pastor in Oak Park, Ill., has apologized to the women and women religious of his parish for the Vatican’s "insensitive and harsh … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: First Communion at “age of reason”

From CNA:
Benedict XVI affirms first communion for children at age of reason
Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 18, 2010 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Father remembered Pope St. Pius X and reviewed his Church reforms and renewals during Wednesday’s general … Continue reading

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A Preferential Option for the Poor Ignoramuses

There is a new blog The Motley Monk (which also has some food posts, btw).   There are some very smart posts there.   My interest was captured by the mention of one of the better profs in the Theology Department at … Continue reading

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