Daily Archives: 3 March 2011

Shooting the Moon

This is simply too cool not to share.
After voting for WDTPRS (which will take about 5 seconds) take a look at this.
This from Astronomy Pic of the Day.
About 1,300 images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft’s wide angle camera were … Continue reading

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Set a new trend in naming that baby!

I don’t do “help me name my baby” questions around here, except to suggest that you pick a saint’s name, spell it normally, and go for it.
That said, I would like to see a new trend back to some solid, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Lighter fare, Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , | 90 Comments

Card. Burke and Card. Cañizares: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

Here is a story you won’t find over at the National Catholic Fishwrap… which is getting absolutely creamed in the Reader’s Choice Awards voting for Best Catholic Newspaper.  NCFishwrap is polling dead last, and I mean dead fish at 4%.
BTW…my … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 60 Comments

Sacramental reality is no less real than sensible reality

I hammered out and sent in a column for The Wanderer today.  Here is something I included this week (modified for the blog):
Latin Fathers such as St. Leo the Great saw the season of Lent  in sacramental terms.
The whole season … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, LENT, Our Catholic Identity | 3 Comments

What is the Pope of Christian Unity up to now?

The first time I used the phrase “Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity“, which is starting to get around, liberals were in grand-twit: they are losing control of what “ecumenism” means and how it is pursued.  Benedict is … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Pope of Christian Unity, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 41 Comments

Did liturgical optionitis and degraded liturgy lead to dissent about morality?

I was alerted to a column by Louis Verrecchio over at the excellent CNA.
It weighs in at about 1700 words. I will edit and add some emphases and comments and then shoo you over there to read the rest.
Mr. Verrecchio … Continue reading

Posted in Global Killer Asteroid Questions, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 77 Comments

That smudge.

Ash Wednesday is around the corner.  In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, the lovely and persistent feature-writer Anna Arco has an article with comments about that ash-smudge.
Don’t rub off your ashes, urges bishop
By Anna Arco
Catholics should try … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 19 Comments