Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Feeder Feed: getting cold edition

It has been a while since I have posted photos of the feeders at home. I have the Z-Cam going with Radio Sabina now.  There are views of the feeders, which I occasionally shift. The Chickadees and Nuthatches have definitively … Continue reading

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China consecrates a bishop. Canonist Ed Peters comments.

I would like today to remind Catholic readers in America, especially, to be thankful for the blessings of a still society and the still free exercise of religion. You have probably heard that there was a consecration of a bishop … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s first big sermon as Cardinal S.R.E.

From a sermon of now Cardinal Burke for the feast of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr.  This was at the North American College as Mass of Thanksgiving for having been made cardinal. Note the attention given not just to St. … Continue reading

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Fishwrap getting Condom Conundrum wrong, but with a surprise!

When it comes to the Condom Conundrum the National Catholic Fishwrap‘s commentators are living down to our expectations. To wit one Phyllis Zagano who is “senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University and author of several books in Catholic Studies. Her … Continue reading

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Lost Roman Chinese Legion

This is for your Just Too Cool file. From the Daily Telegraph with my emphases: Chinese villagers ‘descended from Roman soldiers’ By Nick Squires Genetic testing of villagers in a remote part of China has shown that nearly two thirds … Continue reading

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Not for the weak of heart or stomach. The hideous truth.

CMR reports on the hideous truth. Vegetarians around the planet were horrified to learn today that the popular Thanksgiving dish for vegetarians called Tofurkey doesn’t actually derive from the vegetarian bean curd known as Tofu but from a very small … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reservation of Precious Blood in home of a sick person

From a reader: My father-in-law has been battling tongue cancer (which has spread to his lymph) and has been housebound for nearly 5 months. Moreover, he hasn’t eaten any solid foods for nearly 10 months. He has a feeding tube … Continue reading

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It has been a busy day. Here is one reason: Prayer Request – Mothership Problem And because the Mac using PC snarkers have chimed in, I have started a “Get a Mac” fund. Here are some recent posts: Fr. Fessio … Continue reading


POLL ALERT: Justification of “mercy killing”

There is a poll on the site of the New York Daily News attached to a story about an 88 year old man who shot his wife in the head to end her suffering. As of now. UPDATE 24 Nov … Continue reading

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Fr. Fessio on what Pope Benedict really said: USEFUL ANALOGY ALERT

USEFUL ANALOGY ALERT “Pope Approves Padded Pipes for Mugging” You would do well to read this carefully and use it in conversations. Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ,  wrote a piece for Reuters which means that it will get a little visibility. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth warns Church of England synod

The “head” of the Church of England gives the “body” of the Church of England a warning. From BBC: Queen gives warning to Church of England synod The Queen has spoken of the “difficult” and “painful” choices facing the Church … Continue reading

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Fox News website headline: LIE – They should be ashamed

This is the sort of shallow, asinine, perhaps even mendacious BS we all knew would crop up in the mainstream media. NOTA BENE:  This headline is a LIE. Note also that the URL for the story indicates something quite different. … Continue reading

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My friend Greg Burke, the Rome correspondent for Fox News, has an article about the Pope’s new interview-book and the biggest news to come from it. Keep in mind, folks, that the whole Condom Conundrum, is energy-consuming frivolity compared to … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare | Tagged , | 18 Comments

QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving?

From a reader: The folks at Rorate Caeli have posted that Pius XII granted an indult for Americans to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Is this indult still in effect? I don’t know.  Probably not.  Also, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Pope knew what he was setting off

From time to time I have opined about why the Pope says certain things that are sure to provoke controversy. Some people have suggested that he is naive about the press (e.g., Regensburg, this condom thing). I don’t buy that. … Continue reading

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