Daily Archives: 2 December 2010

Catholic Gov. of Illinois suppoters unnatural unions bill. Bp. of Springfield warns him.

From CNA:
Bishop calls out Catholic governor in Illinois for approving civil unions
By Benjamin Mann, Staff Writer
Springfield, Ill., Dec 2, 2010 / 08:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Illinois legislature passed a bill on Dec. 1 that will establish same-sex civil unions … Continue reading

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I am resolved: A Christmas Pudding

Upon my return at-long-last home found a box from my amazon wishlist which included, from some kind soul, 2 pudding basins!
I once tried (successfully) to make a pudding with an improvised setup.  It was a anxious experience.
This time I want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “Vamp till ready” during the “Lamb of God”

From a reader:
It seems that recently our parish, at the direction of or with the consent of our priest has changed the wording of the Agnus Dei.
Apparently, saying “Lamb of God” three times is boring and silly so now we … Continue reading

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Check out VIS article on Card. Ratzinger’s efforts against child abuse

Today in the VIS there is an English rendering of the article I mentioned yesterday from L’Osservatore Romano.
CARDINAL RATZINGER AND REVISION OF CANONICAL PENAL LAW
VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of an article by … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! WaPo on religious freedom of military chaplains and homosexuals

POLL ALERT!
The Washington Post has a rather slimy question with a poll concerning religious freedom and the US Military, especially in regard to “don’t ask – don’t tell”, which concerns the identity of homosexuals.
Here is the WaPo text:  What beliefs … Continue reading

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More about Msgr. Pozzo’s interview with Vatican Radio

NLM usefully posted some highlight of Msgr. Guido Pozzo’s interview with Vatican Radio, posted in VR’s German section.
After looking through the Italian text which I obtained, I can share a few other things in my fast translation.  I read German … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome’s Principal Churches

My friends at Angelus Press sent me a copy of A Pilgrims Guide to Romes Principal Churches by Fr. Father Tylenda, SJ.  Softcover, $29.95.
This is a handsome and useful book for anyone who is going to go to Rome and … Continue reading

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“And the old deserted Year / Seems dying with the day”

With a tip of the biretta to the Laudator.
Thomas Caulfield Irwin (1823-1892), December:
It is bleak December noon,
Winter-wild and rainy grey:
By the old road thinly strewn
Drifts of dead leaves skirt the way:
Oh! the long canals and drear,
And the floods o’erflow the … Continue reading

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