Daily Archives: 7 December 2010

COWGIRL teaches about canning… venison

This is GREAT!
Yes, this is officially my kind o’ gal.
I am green in many ways.  This time I am green with envy.

I must if I am in area, meet this lady.

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FANTASTIC! Don’t miss this.

From CMR… this is GREAT…  but the real credit is to Faith & Family Live. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go and SPIKE THEIR STATS in appreciation!

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St. Ambrose: copycat, rookie, disliked by St. Jerome

In the ancient world, invective was a standard tool of debate.  Interlocutors would often pour acid on each other in a way we today… well, perhaps not some who read blogs today… find quite unsettling.
St. Jerome (+420), not known for … Continue reading

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Colbert goes to war on the War on Christmas

Pretty funny.   Some won’t think so. Too bad. If you are worried you won’t like what Stephen Colbert says, don’t click the play button. Just don’t.

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments and my annual rant

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.
Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian feasts according to some old tradition in Spain and former Spanish … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose: silent reader, admired by St. Augustine

Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says:
1. Memoria sancti Ambrosii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino obdormivit, sed hac die potissimum colitur, qua celebrem sedem adhuc catechumenus gubernandam suscepit, cum civitatis … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Ambrose and pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Some time ago I made a PODCAzT about St. Ambrose and pro-abortion Catholic politicians.
054 08-04-29 Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion; St. Ambrose and Emperor Theodosius
Also on Ambrose:

060 08-05-16 Pentecost customs; St. Ambrose on the dew of the Holy Spirit
065 08-07-19 St. … Continue reading

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Wed 8 Dec: Holy Day of OBLIGATION. Have a plan!

Also, 8 December is, I believe, a Holy Day of Obligation in most places.  It is the Feast/Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
Have you made a plan to go to Mass?

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For priests who must sing upcoming TLMs

Reminder to priests who may have to sing a TLM on Sundays and on the feast on Wednesday.
PRAYERCAzTs are available.
011 07-12-03 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
012 07-12-04 2nd Sunday of Advent
013 07-12-12 “Gaudete” Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent
014 07-12-22 … Continue reading

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