Daily Archives: 29 May 2011

Support Bishop Finn: proposal for prayers, penance against the attacks of Hell.

Again, in regard to the dust up in the Diocese of Kansas City -St. Joseph, over at SERVIAM there is a very good proposal, couched in the no-nonsense language we like around here at WDTPRS. In Support of Bishop Finn … Continue reading

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Teas in the afternoon

It was a tea day, with an equivocation. First, I shifted a Fukien Tea I picked up for a song at, of all places Sam’s Club, into a bonsai tray sent by a reader here some time ago, chosen from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The collection basket when you are poor.

From a reader: I experienced something today at Mass I’ve never experienced before. When the collection basket got passed around and I put nothing in, the lady sitting next to me “tsk’d” me. I’m a student with no money, and … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

I wonder if we have gotten to a point in the wealthy West where the erosion of culture and mores is so advanced that the notion of fatherhood is simply an option.  In vast swathes of society fathers are optional … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Catholic

When I was seven, I discovered Shakespeare. Ever since his works have never been far from my reach.  In my seventh year I was given sets of LP records with some of the greatest actors in the world reading the … Continue reading

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Card. Pell: “Young people don’t see the Catholic Church as being inevitably in decline”

Remember the Tumult in Toowoomba?  Bp. Morris, removed from governance of the diocese after years … strange stuff? From CNA: Cardinal Pell says Bishop Morris sacking ‘a tragedy’ but also ‘a useful clarification’ By David Kerr Sydney, Australia, May 28, … Continue reading

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