Daily Archives: 23 December 2010

No moss under these feet

So… out of the plane and into the car, no traffic through the Midtown Tunnel, got call “Come to a concert!”. I dropped my stuff at the rectory, got into a subway, and a few minutes later I am in … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 10 Comments

Clarification… Ding… Dong… Ding

I had posted here that Lloyd Dean is the Catholic Healthcare Association’s Chairman. At this time he is not. He was in 2008. But he is now on the Executive Committee of CHA.
You begin to see the … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras | Tagged | 5 Comments

Why a woman has chosen to stop receiving Communion on the tongue

From the National Catholic REGISTER.  My emphases and comments:
Why I’m Giving Up Communion On the Tongue
Share BY DANIELLE BEAN
I have always received the Eucharist on the tongue.
This is not something I usually get all political or righteous about. I understand … Continue reading

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The Pope will follow up with the British people on Christmas

In case you haven’t see this… from AFP:
Pope to deliver Christmas message on the BBC
LONDON (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI will deliver a brief message for BBC radio’s “Thought for the Day” programme on the morning of Christmas Eve, the … Continue reading

Posted in New Evangelization, Pope of Christian Unity | 11 Comments

WDTPRS 23 December Collect (2002MR)

Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas.

COLLECT:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
nativitatem Filii tui secundum carnem
propinquare cernentes,
quaesumus, ut nobis indignis famulis tuis
misericordiam praestet Verbum,
quod ex Virgine Maria … Continue reading

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A little arm-chair medicine and the Phoenix Affair

It is hard to make long-distance determinations about the facts of a case when those facts are sketchy.
That said, a reader sent the following:
Just a bit of medical knowledge related to the abortion/Phoenix scandal:
I spoke with the head of Ethics/Chief … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, The Drill | Tagged | 23 Comments

An upcoming film about a Catholic priest during the “Rape of Nanjing”

Via CMR I read this:
This looks pretty interesting. MTV reports:
Bale will headline “Nanjing Heroes,” a period drama about the Massacre of Nanjing, also known as the”Rape of Nanking, from award-winning Chinese filmmaker Zhang Youmi [Zhang Yimou] (“Hero,” … Continue reading

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An upcoming beatification

In the Italian daily La repubblica there is an article about an upcoming beatification.
Vatican City – In spite of the fact that only his salary was coming in, they had 21 children: an example of Christian “faithfulness” and “acceptance” which … Continue reading

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