Daily Archives: 15 February 2011

Monstrance with Host stolen in Spain

This is a dreadful story. CNS reports. Monstrance with Blessed Sacrament stolen from parish in Spain Madrid, Spain, Feb 15, 2011 / 04:09 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Two individuals stole a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament from a parish located in … Continue reading

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Where you are

It has been a while since I posted one of these. Here is a snapshot from a few minutes of some of the places you readers are (more or less are, that is… some are approximations). It always amazes me … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | 59 Comments

QUAERITUR: at consecration the priest holds ciborium not host

From a reader: I’m sure you’ve covered this before, but if during the actual words of consecration the priest just holds the ciborium and then after the words, during the elevation picks a host out and holds it above the … Continue reading

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Priest in Australia says he will marry homosexuals

UPDATE 16 Feb 1552 GMT: From the The Age: Father Bob Maguire was the page three story in the Herald Sun with the screaming headline: ”I’ll do gay weddings.” Being a modern priest for the modern era who keeps his … Continue reading

Posted in Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , | 26 Comments

New Cathedral in Saskatoon – solar cells embedded in stained-glass

The Montreal Gazette has an intriguing piece. Not sure about the design of the cathedral, but the technology of the windows is intriguing. Let there be light: new Saskatoon cathedral will draw solar power from stained glass By Jeremy Warren, … Continue reading

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Archbp. Marchetto’s book about “School of Bologna” and interpretations of Vatican II now in English

I read on the site of NLM that the book about the “School of Bologna” (here) and interpretations of the Second Vatican Council by Archbp. Agostino Marchetto is finally in English.  Marchetto kindly inscribed my copy when it first came … Continue reading

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Catholic Church in Ireland is collapsing?

Our Lord promised that Hell would not prevail against the Church He founded.  He didn’t promise the Church would prevail in Ireland. The Holy Father wrote in his letter to Catholics in Ireland that they should do penance in more … Continue reading

Posted in Clerical Sexual Abuse, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged | 51 Comments


The Pope receives his new bowling ball from Card. Rouco Varela. Pope Benedict XVI (R) receives a gift by Archibishop of Madrid Antonio Maria Rouco Varela

Posted in Lighter fare | 37 Comments