Monthly Archives: August 2010

New “Roman Missal” edition of the “Say The Black – Do The Red” coffee mug!

I just received the very first edition of the Say The Black – Do The Red "New Roman Missal" edition coffee mug. It is slightly different from the standard edition in that I not only add the obviously added text, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest roams around to preach

From a reader: We have a new pastor, and I am trying desperately to acclimatize myself to his liturgical style.  I’m wondering which things I should be concerned about and which I should just deal with. 1. When he give … Continue reading

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“If you aren’t a conservative by the time you are 40, you don’t have a brain”

My friend The Motley Monk has an interesting insight (me emphases and comments: Most people surely have heard the aphorism, "If you aren’t a liberal when you are 20, you don’t have a heart….but if you aren’t a conservative by … Continue reading

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How to deal with frustration

This afternoon I was pretty frustrated, due to blog problems, and also due to a break down in communication with someone.  Therefore, I took my frustrations out on some garden produce. What to do?  In case of doubt, make pasta. … Continue reading

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SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay v. SSPX Bp. Williamson

Brian Mershon posted at the site of The Remnant a story concerning the reaction of the SSPX’s Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay to the remarks published (made public) by SSPX Bp. Richard Williamson (which I examined here). Let’s have a look … Continue reading

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“Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., or any other Z-stuff – could you send photos?  Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation.! ___ In light … Continue reading

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How to refute “I was born this way and therefore it is okay” argument

As you know I posted about the controversial back and forth in the Diocese of El Paso. I have just watch a video of a TV "debate" between Fr. Rodriguez and a homosexual activist. The activist put forward the usual … Continue reading

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Detroit 26 Sept – Benefit Dinner for Call To Holiness

If you are in the Detroit, or even if you are farther away, you might pencil in 26 September. You may have heard of the Call To Holiness Conferences held annually in the Detroit area.   These conferences serve as a … Continue reading

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Not just the anniversary of martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Today is not just the anniversary of martyrdom of St. Bartholomew In 79 A.D. — Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae In 410 A.D. — Alaric sacked Rome

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The Feeder Feed: feathers

Some shots from the feeder. I have taken to calling this one Moses. This is not a molting thing.  This bird has been coming for a long time and has always had these little tufts. Hummingbirds are also interested in … Continue reading

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Traditional Confirmations in London

I am happy to report that in London, at St. James Church, Spanish Place, confirmandi will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the older, traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at the hands of Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop … Continue reading

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Video interview of Msgr. Charles Scicluna: “words of fire”

My friend Greg Burke, the Rome correspondent for Fox News, scored an interview – video interview – with Msgr. Charles Scicluna of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who handles graviora delicta cases. Vatican Prosecutor: Pope Showed “Frustration … Continue reading

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On remarks of a priest and his bishop in El Paso

Fr. Michael Rodriguez, a priest of the Diocese of El Paso, offered an op-ed piece to the local secular newspaper. It was printed on 2 August 2 in the El Paso Times. Here is the piece by Fr. Rodriquez with … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Williamson v. The Pope of Christian Unity

It seems that SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson is a bit worried.  To his latest piece, which I received by email from a reader, I add my emphases and comments.  Before we start drilling, however, here are a few points to … Continue reading

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A note about e-mail

I get a huge amount of e-mail every day.  May I plead with you e-mail senders about a few things? Please don’t send e-mails with no subject in the subject line or vague subjects such as "Hey look at this!".  … Continue reading

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