Monthly Archives: November 2010

Anti-Christianity, anti-Christmas billboard – WDTPRS POLL

I wonder about this one…
A billboard in New Jersey is promoting atheism by asking motorists to question certain holiday traditions and to “celebrate reason,” reports.

The billboard, near the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., depicts a … Continue reading

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Christian woman sentenced to death by Muslims for being Christian

From a reader:
Asia Bibi, a resident of Ittanwali in the eastern province of
Punjab, was working at a local farm when the Muslim women with whom she was working called her an infidel and urged her to convert to Islam. Bibi … Continue reading

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Posted in Modern Martyrs, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

Your Advent plans: What do you want from your Advent?

Advent remains a penitential season, but unlike that of Lent in many respects.  I think perhaps we can call Advent a season of penitential joy, or joyful penitence.  It is a time to prepare for the Lord’s Coming.. and He … Continue reading

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Once again, the key passage

Here once again is the key passage on the subject in the book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” when Seewald asks the pope whether it was “madness to forbid a high-risk … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Classic Posts, Linking Back | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Hell’s Bible on the Pope’s statement about condoms

Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) had this story yesterday.  It is written by David Gibson, David Gibson, a writer for and author of “The Rule of Benedict: Pope Benedict XVI and His Battle With the … Continue reading

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Anglican bishop lays miter, crozier at Our Lady’s feet and goes to Rome

Anglicans who come over to Rome often make dramatic, painful sacrifices.  They risk losing ties with family and friends, incomes, social standing, and particularly access to sound worship, though under Anglicanorum coetibus that risk is now greatly reduced.  They Anglican … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Advent hymns dissected

For your opportune knowledge:
077 08-12-16 An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions
076 08-12-07 An Advent hymn dissected “Verbum supernum prodiens“, with digressions
075 08-12-04 An Advent hymn dissected “Conditor alme siderum“; Fr. Z digresses far afield
And also… for those … Continue reading

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Posted in Linking Back, PODCAzT, PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L | 3 Comments

1st Vespers and Vigil for Nascent Life beginning

The Vigil is getting underway.

VESPERS… some screen shots

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1st Vespers in the Vatican Basilica and the Vigil for Nascent Human Life

At 1800 Rome time (1700 GMT 1200 EST) the Holy Father will celebrate 1st Vespers of Advent in the Vatican Basilica.
But at 1730 Rome time (1630 GMT 1130 EST) there is the Vigil of Prayer for Nascent Life.
You may remember … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper and a glimpse at a deer camp

No, I am not revving up for cooking a Sunday Supper. I have a Monday Supper to ready, however. I will be making Buccatini all’Amatriciana and Saltimbocca alla Romana for seven, to be ingested after an afternoon of … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, Fr. Z's Kitchen, Just Too Cool | Tagged , , | 9 Comments