Daily Archives: 6 September 2010


A priest reader from Down Under clued me to a photo on his blog. He was getting ready to prepare a sermon, and needed to make some coffee. Obviously priests write better sermons when they use a mug like this. … Continue reading

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NCReg: Priest Slaps Young Man For Desecrating Eucharist

From an article by Pat Archbold in the National Catholic Register, with my emphases and comments: Recently there has been a rash of desecration of the Eucharist during communion time.  As a result, there have been some calls to restore … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feeder: NYC Botanical Garden edition

As part of our On The Town day today, we three zoomed up the the NY Botanical Garden, which was delightful. But I was surprised to see this fellow perched on a stone bridge. I am thinking that this one … Continue reading

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Midday Mass in Midtown Manhattan

I am about to say the TLM at Holy Innocents Church on 37th near Broadway. I find that it is a Requiem Mass today. Prayer for the dead is a work of mercy.

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"It’s only a matter of time", said the priest.  Sardonic humor is one thing, but he raised a harrowing prospect. We had been talking about the sacrilegious horrors brought about by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  And we weren’t talking … Continue reading

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Towering Blue and White Controversy

The Catholic League has been on a tear about the decision of the owners/operators of NYC’s Empire State Building not to illuminate the uppermost part of the famous skyscraper in blue and white for the 100th Birthday of Bl. Teresa … Continue reading

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I only willingly eat bagels in New York. But what bagels!  As some of you readers may recall, I have explored quite a few bagel shops in this area of Manhattan, and so far among the very best are found … Continue reading

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