Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dr. Peters: indefatigable vivsectionist – CONTINUED and UPDATED

ORIGINAL: Published on: Feb 26, 2011
Dr. Ed Peters, canonist, may be able to add “indefatigable vivsectionist” to his CV if he keeps up this pace.
A few days ago, he exposed problems in a statement from the Diocese of Albany.
Yesterday, he … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How do you pray the Rosary?

NB: Don’t forget the Spiritual Bouquet (you can participate daily) for Pope Benedict!
The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed according to different methods in different parts of the world.  For example, in Italy it will usually include … Continue reading

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Concerning the “liturgical vigilante”

Be sure to check out Pat Archbold’s perspicacious and amusing piece over at the National Catholic Register entitled, “Liturgical Vigilantes“.
A few of good bits:
As general rule, vigilantes are not born, they are made. Their steely resolve to right the wrong, … Continue reading

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Your good news and request for prayers

Do you have any good news to share with the readers?
For my part, I am embarking today on a new writing project.  Please say a prayer that my mind be clear and that I not write anything too ridiculous today.
Finally, … Continue reading

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Where you are!

Here is a ten minute snapshot of places people are – more or less – when they visit!   These may be pretty rough approximations.
Anaheim, California
Springfield, Illinois
Waterbury, Connecticut
San Francisco, California
Richmond, British Colum…
Windsor, Connecticut
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Norfolk, Virginia
San Carlos, California
Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania
Decatur, Georgia
Boone, North … Continue reading

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Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob!

From a reader:
CHICAGO – A pro-abortion “Walk for Choice” rally was held in
downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
Participants of the “Walk for Choice” were protesting HR Bill 3
which limits taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
As a response to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Video in place of sermon

From a reader:
Is it permissible to have a video homily, instead of an actual spoken homily by the priest or deacon? Now the message was from the [b]ishop of ____ and was about the annual sharing appeal, but it took … Continue reading

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Concerning ashes.

Today is Sexagesimus Sunday.  Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices.  No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading

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CANADA: 1 year-old Joseph’s life is in danger from courts, hospital

Most of you know the situation of the baby in Canada, Joseph, whom the hospital seems determined to kill.
Read about this situation HERE.

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to use ecclesiastical pronunciation of Latin?

From a reader:
If I am to pray in Latin, how beholden am I to the regulated ecclesiastical pronunciation?
I ask because I have a hobby that involves some pronunciation in classical Latin. Learning two pronunciations of the same language with my … Continue reading

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