Monthly Archives: May 2011

Card. Lehmann of Mainz calls people who want the old form of confirmation foolish.

I saw on the site of Andrea Tornielli that Card. Lehmann of Mainz considers Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum to be foolish.
That is the only conclusion you can come to, and it is my conclusion, if you consider his … Continue reading

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Posted in SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , | 76 Comments

Computer guts question for tech savvy readers

I have a question for knowledgeable readers.
I pulled open a computer and found this graphic/video “card”

Can someone bring me up to speed on something?
Can I pull a video card out of another computer, a card with dual heads, and plug … Continue reading

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The lighter side of cruelty to animals.

We need something a little lighter right now.
And since I am angry at a dog at the moment … more the dog’s owner… here.
Try this.  If you don’t laugh, you’re…. you’re… a Fishwrap subscriber.

I’ll bet you would get the same … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare | Tagged | 24 Comments

NCFishwrap’s editorial for women’s ordination: creepy ineducability

National catholic Reporter, Fishwrap, has an editorial today in favor of the ordination of women.
Whom did they consult as their expert?  The deposed Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris. And for their theological “insights”?  You decide.  I have my own ideas.
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True ecumenical gesture: Catholics, Orthodox together give Pope new Papal Tiara – WDTPRS POLL

UPDATE 26 May 0305 GMT:
From a reader:
Seeing today’s post on the new tiara made me remember that there is a list in the papal Caeremoniale Romanum of the days, other than the Pope’s coronation, when the tiara is actually used:
Quattro … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, POLLS, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged , , , , | 72 Comments

Editor of L’Osservatore Romano cured as a child by the intercession of St. Pius X

If you don’t ask for miracles, miracles won’t be granted.
At Palazzo Apostolico of Paolo Rodari there is a story that the present editor of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano was healed when he was little through the intercession of St. … Continue reading

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Methodist “ordination” in Liverpool’s Catholic Cathedral cancelled

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this news.
Archbishop calls off Methodist ordinations
By David V Barrett on Wednesday, 25 May 2011
The controversial proposed ordination of Methodist ministers in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral in July has been called off.
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Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Pope of Christian Unity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 50 Comments

A Michael Voris video, a WDTPRS POLL

I saw a filmette by Michael Voris related to the issue of eulogies and funerals and lack of adherence to Catholic teaching and scandal and the frustration of priests, etc.

Here is a little poll just to get a sense of … Continue reading

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Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, POLLS | Tagged | 105 Comments

We’ve got Spirit, yes we do! We’ve got Spirit… well… not so much.

Sad news from NASA:
NASA Concludes Attempts to Contact Mars Rover Spirit
The full version of this story with accompanying images is HERE.
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated … Continue reading

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Agony in England or Reason #100988876 for Summorum Pontificum

To all my readers across the pond and elsewhere… I am so very sorry.
[Sorry about the vile ad, as well.]

I am trying to think of a light-hearted analogy.
In the spirit of my baseball/cricket analogy at the time of Universae Ecclesiae….
Imagine … Continue reading

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Rapture Revision Release

Our California preacher has admitted that he screwed up his calculations.  Imagine!
Now that he has some more time on his hands, he has revised and extended.
21 October 2011.

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One year ago tonight…

… I saw my first cicindela of the season.
As Martial wrote:
Ancillam tibi sors dedit lucernae,
Totas quae vigil exigit tenebras.
Shall I see one tonight, I wonder?
I have seen wonderful vespertilliones at the appropriate hours.

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Reminders about commenting here.

Having watched trends in the combox, I will remind oldsters and prompt newcomers about a few points I prefer to see.
In no special order:

You must be registered to comment.
The software that scans for spam has become more restrictive.  Sometimes it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Size of the amice.

From a deacon about to be ordained priest:
What would you consider an ideal size for an amice? If it helps, I use
46 L suits.
PS I will be ordained to the priesthood this upcoming Saturday 28th.
Would you remember me in your … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Weigel about the huge ( ____ ) in the John Jay Report.

Did you see the analysis by George Weigel about the John Jay Study?  I am just getting to it.   Weigel makes good points for National Review Online.
My emphases and comments.
May 19, 2011 4:00 A.M.
Priests, Abuse, and the Meltdown of a … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 57 Comments