Monthly Archives: November 2010

A St. Andrew’s Day surprise

Did any of you notice this?
This took me a bit by surprise.
Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those venerated in Amalfi.
I recall a few years ago when John … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Prayer For The Unborn

From CNA:
Pope Benedict XVI composes prayer for the unborn
Vatican City, Nov 30, 2010 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- The Pope prayed for the protection of life and the family at the conclusion of the Prayer Vigil for the Unborn on Nov. … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, New Evangelization, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged | 3 Comments

Bishop prostrates himself as penance for crimes against children

Do you remember that I suggested that to do penance for the crimes against minors by priests and bishops, and the damage they have done to the Church, bishops
especially should prostrate themselves in public view before their cathedrals before going … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, New Evangelization | 18 Comments

REVIEW: Benedictine nuns of Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation

I have often mentioned that I think Gregorian chant sung by women only is ethereally beautiful.  Listening to the new chant disk by the Benedictine nuns of Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation has confirmed my view.
The Benedictine nuns of the … Continue reading

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Austrian Canons Regular to staff parishes in D. of Rockville Centre

Did you see this good news?
This is for your Brick By Brick file.
This is from a press release of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  This is just the beginning…. of the press release, that is.
DIOCESE  OF  ROCKVILLE  CENTRE
OFFICE  OF  COMMUNICATIONS
For … Continue reading

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What’s up with the chant notation for singing prayers in the new Missal?

This is from my friend Jeffrey Tucker’s The Chant Cafe
Last February (it seems like years ago), InsideCatholic ran my article called Pay to Pray: The Church’s Simony Problem. Based on years of thought and research, I took aim at … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill | Tagged | 26 Comments

Wikileak-ed diplomatic cables about the 2005 election of Pope Benedict

The Italian daily La Stampa had an article yesterday about the US diplomatic documents leaked on the internet.   In this case, they concerned the papal conclave of 2005.
The highlights of the article.
Before the election the staff of the US embassy … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill | 16 Comments

The 33 martyrs of Yang Kia Ping

His Hermeneuticalness offered a story about modern martyrs on his blog recommending that we read more about them.
I agree.
To begin, here is what he posted at his place:
Theresa Marie Moreau at Veritas Est Libertas writes of the story of the … Continue reading

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Monday, not Sunday Supper

I met with my literary group tonight. We read some Yeats and G.M. Hopkins.
I did the cooking for the meal to follow.
Tonight we were in Rome.
And I am pleased that what we had tonight tasted precisely as you would … Continue reading

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A 1st Sunday of Advent sermon

I haven’t posted a sermon in quite some time.
Here is a Sunday offering.

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