Daily Archives: 12 February 2011

Archbp. Nienstedt’s letter to editor about legislation, taxes and abortion

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on7 February printed an editorial calling for no new limits on abortion rights.  My emphases and comments with editing.
Reject new limits on abortion rights
If ending a pregnancy is legal, income should not be a barrier. [Translation: The … Continue reading

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HELP WDTPRS in the Reader’s Choice Awards!

WDTPRS is a finalist for BEST BLOG and BEST PODCAST in the About.com Reader’s Choice Awards.
You have been so good with these things.  Will you help again?  WDTPRS is in two categories.  There is a strong readership here and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: seminarians and earrings

From a reader:
Do you think seminarians should be allowed to wear earrings? I know of two seminarians who are allowed to wear earrings or one earring in two different seminaries. Do these earrings mean something, as I have been led … Continue reading

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Video of a talk by a seminarian with an inoperable brain tumor

In the past I have asked for prayers for, Philip Johnson, a seminarian with an inoperable brain tumor.
A reader alerted me to a video of a talk that he gave at Catholic High School called St. Thomas More Academy, in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “being on the inside what we are on the outside”

A swift look at the Collect for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
This is an ancient prayer, found already in the 8th c. Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis. I don’t think it was in the 1962 Missale Romanum or its Roman predecessors.
LATIN … Continue reading

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