Daily Archives: 20 May 2011

Fending off death by starvation: Linguine Edition

I have had a few emails from readers complaining that I haven’t posted many cooking posts lately.
I haven’t been cooking much lately.
However, it seemed a good idea to do something a bit more interesting than a bowl of cereal tonight.  … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 119: The Holy Name and Blasphemy

Today is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, and therefore I use this opportunity to offer something from one of his discourses about the Most Holy … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Catbird Seat Edition

Some interesting things are happening at the Sabine Feeder.
First, Mr. Catbird has come. He sings beautifully.  He also likes grape jelly.

Mrs. Oriole may be changing her frock.

I am now seeing not one, but two Indigo Buntings.

They are very striking.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Pfleger Pfollies: developments!

One of Julius Caesar’s principles of warfare was that you do well to leave your enemy an honorable escape route unless you plan to crush or fight to the death.
In the Chicago Tribune we find this, with my emphases and … Continue reading

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time….” – the new John Paul II “statue” in Rome

I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station.  It is, in my opinion, horrendous.  In the pages of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano there is a short blurb … Continue reading

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“The older rite is here to stay” – analysis of Universae Ecclesiae by Alcuin Reid

There is a piece on The Catholic Herald‘s site (full disclosure: I write regularly for CH now) about Benedict XVI’s provision in Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae by Alcuin Reid who reedited Fortescue/O’Connell Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described.
My emphases … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the “tertium quid”

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, William Oddie has a piece today following up on the reports surrounding the Instruction on Summ0rum Pontificum, Universae Ecclesiae.
Let’s see some of it with my emphases and comments.
The Pope’s ambition, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest’s lack of reverence and fear of saying anything to him

From a reader:
At our daily NO Mass after the priest raises the Host and after raising the Chalice he never genuflects but merely bows by a slight inclination of his head. In addition before he begins the Offertory he adds … Continue reading

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Friday meatless lunch. Not difficult.

Fridays are days of penance, which in the normal course of things means not eating meat.
Which also means that it is the only day I really want a cheeseburger.
Instead of a cheeseburger, for lunch I had these.
Homemade….

And…

How do you usually … Continue reading

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Thanks due

I had an open intention today, so I said Mass again for benefactors, including some folks who sent donations since the last time I did this:
SV, JW, TS, AB, DM,
RN, AB, NM, RB, ER,
MC, KP, LS, MK, CS
Also, thanks to … Continue reading

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