Daily Archives: 10 May 2011

Conjunction Junction: planetary edition

MORNING PLANETS:  Set your alarm for dawn on Wednesday morning May 11th.  Jupiter and Venus will be in conjunction, shining through the eastern twilight only half a degree apart.  It’s a spectacular way to begin the day.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: polychrome edition

The feeders are pretty busy right now.  Every time I look out I see something interesting.
Just a few… for those of you who are interested.
First, a newcomer.  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, who loves the grape jelly.
He is the first I have seen … Continue reading

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FLASH: Fr. Z agrees with Bp. Morris and NCR… yes and no.

I may be in close agreement with Bp. Morris and NCR on a matter of great importance.
From the National catholic Fishwrap comes another defense of lately-removed Australian Bishop William Morris, quondam of the Diocese of Toowoomba. His Excellency is the … Continue reading

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Brick by brick: Italian, papal version

“Mattone su mattone.”
I found this phrase, thanks to an alert reader, in a post about the recent papal Mass during the Holy Father’s trip to Venice.   You know, the trip with the issue about the Murano glass vessels.  Check out … Continue reading

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Bp. Conley on transcendence in the liturgy and the new, corrected translation

An alert reader sent me the following.  This is a talk given last month by H.E. Most Rev. James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop in Denver to the Midwest Theological Forum.
If I am not mistaken, Bp. Conley was one of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter – from lowliness to might

From a reader:
Pretty often you post about one of the prayers for the upcoming Sunday Mass.  Could you post them earlier in the week so we can use them as preparation for Sunday?
No promises about that.  Many of the prayers … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium

From a reader:
I thought you might find some humor in what happened after Mass this morning.
Our family attended Mass this morning and a visiting priest presided.
After the Mass my five year-old leaned over to me and whispered, “Daddy I want … Continue reading

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Where you are

I haven’t done one of these for a while.
Here is a snapshot of about 5 minutes worth of approximate locations of visitors to the blog.  They may not always reflect the exact location, due to the foibles of internet backbones.
It … Continue reading

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Your good news

Do you have any good news for us?
For my part, in the instant gratification column, I have a splendid mug of excellent coffee as I write.   Sometimes its the small things.   In the medium range column, I have had a … Continue reading

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Fr. Z – R.I.P.

News of my demise has been greatly exaggerated.
Instead, please stop and say a prayer for the late Fr. John Zuecher, SJ, a former chaplain at Creighton University Law School who died recently, at 86 years of age.
Creighton University’s Beloved “Fr. … Continue reading

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