Daily Archives: 22 March 2011

Mystic Monk Coffee now by monthly subscription! (Amusing Pope Benedict anecdote included.)

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More than one person has sent me email asking if it is possible to “subscribe” to Mystic Monk Coffee (“It’s swell”, by the way) on a monthly basis and have the commission for the subscription come to WDTPRS.
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22 March: St. Nicholas Owen, martyr

The 2005 Roman Martyrology has this entry:
7. Londinii in Anglia, sancti Nicholai Owen, religiosi e Societate Iesu et martyris, qui multos annos latebras pro sacerdotibus condendis exstruxit, quapropter sub Iacobo rege Primo incarceratus et gravissime tortus, demum in eculeum coniectus … Continue reading

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Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) wants tax payer money to fund Planned Parenthood

Via Catholic Vote:
Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, is one of the only Senate Republicans who favor legal abortion. So today’s news that he will vote to keep tax money for Planned Parenthood is not shocking, but it is still disappointing.
Catholics, especially … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Defection from the Catholic Church

From a reader:
My brother, a fallen away Catholic, is getting married outside the Church. He asked me to be best man.
I had the understanding that a Catholic can release himself from the obligations to get married in the Church etc. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent

COLLECT (2002MR):
Custodi, Domine, quaesumus,
Ecclesiam tuam propitiatione perpetua,
et quia sine te labitur humana mortalitas,
tuis semper auxiliis et abstrahatur a noxis,
et ad salutaria dirigatur.

Propitiatio in its fundamental meaning meanings and “an appeasing, atonement, propitiation”. The dictionary of liturgical Latin Blaise … Continue reading

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