Daily Archives: 28 January 2011

NEW WDTPRS MUG – Newman “To be deep in history”

The other day I was having a skype conversation with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Tim Finigan.  He mentioned Bl. John Henry Newman’s phrase “To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.”
Thinking back on the course of … Continue reading

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Some recent posts of interest:

The slipping-away of Catholic identity
Just too cool stuff
Let the swimming begin! The Anglican Ordinariate is going to grow.
FOLLOW-UP: Online volume of Acta Apostolicae Sedis has been corrected
A mordant observation about the Week for Christian Unity
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Benedictine Monks of Norcia Summer Discernment Program

From Norcia:
As we prepare for the 11th Annual Summer Discernment Program in Norcia, Italy from July 4 – July 29, the Monks of Norcia would like to invite you or anyone you know who might be interested in … Continue reading

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My next novel is all lined up!

I think I’ll start writing a Catholic science-fiction novel.
Well… maybe not.  I am more of the secret Vatican vampire assassin squad kind of guy.  Gotta be more readers there.
But if I did write a Catholic science fiction novel, I would … Continue reading

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REVIEW: LaserMonks – caveat emptor

UPDATE 20 April 2011:
I was alerted to the fact that the website of Laser Monks has been down for maintenance for a while.   I sincerely hope they are able to get back on their feet and do a great job … Continue reading

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28 Jan: St. Joseph Freinademetz, priest, missionary

Be sure to check this story at The Catholic Herald in their “Saint of the Week” feature.
This week they focus on Joseph Freinademetz, priest, whose feast is today, 28 January.
Fr. Freinademetz was a missionary to China who embraced the people … Continue reading

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The slipping-away of Catholic identity

I think that Pope Benedict had as a project for his pontificate the revitalization of Catholic identity.  The West is losing its soul because Christianity – Catholicism in particular – is not being lived by the mature or passed on … Continue reading

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Just too cool stuff

I remain a real fan of the Mars Rover missions.  One of the readers here, who works for NASA actually sent me a Spirit mission patch!
Poor Spirit… sniff.
Opportunity is still chugging along.
I tune in once in a while to the … Continue reading

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Let the swimming begin! The Anglican Ordinariate is going to grow.

There will be an interesting article in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald about the big influx of Anglicans who are expected to join the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Diocese of Brentwood alone.
Brentwood Diocese … Continue reading

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