Daily Archives: 4 January 2011

“The ultimate dark wherein the race shall die.”

Via the Laudator: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), January: It freezes—all across a soundless sky The birds go home. The governing dark’s begun: The steadfast dark that waits not for a sun; The ultimate dark wherein the race shall die. Death, with … Continue reading

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There was a partial solar eclipse of the sun yesterday. Spaceweather has a photo of the Space Station eclipsing the eclipsed sun! Click for large. How often do you see a rising crescent sun?

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The Feeder Feed


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L.A. Attorney: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests Are ‘Entirely False’

This is something we all knew had to be the case.  From Newsbusters. My emphases : Where’s the Media? L.A. Att’y Declares Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests Are ‘Entirely False’ By Dave Pierre In a stunning ten-page declaration recently … Continue reading

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FOLLOWUP: Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”

You may recall my post entitled “Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”: Rubrics of Breviary and Missal.” Page were missing from the Vatican’s online archive of Acta Apostolicae Sedis precisely where the rubrics for Mass in the … Continue reading

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee files for bankruptcy

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is to file for bankruptcy. Part of the story… read the rest there.   My emphases. Archdiocese filing for bankruptcy The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which is facing more than … Continue reading

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Possible miracle attributed to Ven. John Paul II

From the blog of the intrepid Andrea Tornielli comes this note about the possible approval of a miraculous healing through the intercession of Ven. John Paul II: In Il Giornale today there was published the news of the upcoming apporoval, … Continue reading

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Video interview with Card. Burke

A video interview with Raymond Card. Burke from gloria.tv. He speaks about speaking about abortion in the public square, about the Extraordinary Form, Communion in the hand, and the “pro multis” issue.  He mentions “mutual enrichment” and “reform of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: altar candles… what can they be made from?

From a seminarian: It is becoming increasingly popular to use those fake candles with replaceable oil. Even the side-altars in St. Peter’s use these, and as we know, there are many priests who daily celebrate private Masses in the EF … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters about Bp. Hubbard and on Gov. Cuomo receiving Communion

This is a commentary by the distinguished canonist Ed Peters about the public perception of New York’s new governor, Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo’s concubinage and holy Communion Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, and Sandra Lee, a television celebrity, live in … Continue reading

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