Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dr. Krauthammer on Pres. Obama’s attack on “corporate jets”

Were Charles Krauthammer to run for President I might just vote for him.  Just think of the great press conferences and State of the Union addresses. Yesterday, Dr. K had provide Special Report on Fox News Channel a blistering and … Continue reading

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From 17-18 June in England there was an “Invocation Weekend“. Here is a shot that causes, at least caused me, a double-take. His Hermeneuticalness has more on the event.

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L’Osservatore Romano is going for baroque. Now about that … content.

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Defense of marriage in Minnesota

The Winona (Minnesota) Daily has an opinion piece about the defense of true marriage, and the attacks on true marriage by proponents of relationships that are contrary to nature. My emphases and comments. Dick Houck: Marriage based on children, not … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: some Orioles and a not-Oriole

Just a couple shots. The young Orioles are still around. They fight over the grape jelly. You lookin’ at me? Really blue.

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AFP: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest

From Agence France-Presse: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest (AFP) – 6 hours ago BEIJING — Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and blocked his ordination as a bishop, a parishioner said Thursday, in a move likely to raise tensions … Continue reading

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How to make your parish more self-centered

Tim Drake, a columnist for the National Catholic Register (Register – Good.  Reporter – Bad.) has 14 points for how to make your parish more self-centered. (The point is: Parishes should not be self-centered.) Here are the points.  You can … Continue reading

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Protest blasphemy

This came in my email from American Needs Fatima. Caution: blasphemous material. Please protest the Southern California Premiere of the blasphemous show Jerry Springer: The Opera, which is full of profanity, impurity and blasphemous content, such as The Crucifixion is … Continue reading

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Lose the bear.

Another view.

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Pope Benedict, the lark and the raven

I picked up something from Ignatius Insight which caught my eye.  They posted an excerpt from Pope Benedict’s autobiographical Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977. His Holiness recounted something that happened during his ordination to the priesthood, sixty years ago today as I … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo talks to Maureen Dowd. What could go wrong? Dr. Peters explains.

The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has another post about NY State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, aggressive promoter of contrary-to-nature unions.  Cuomo is, he claims, catholic. Dr. Peters doesn’t have an open combox on his excellent blog In The Light of the … Continue reading

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Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants

Lately there has been a sharp uptick in the media – even “Catholic” media – in open and cavalier dissent from the Church’s teaching and the authority of her duly ordained pastors.  Much of it seems to revolve around the … Continue reading

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Irish “Catholics” and our future choices

A new video from Michael Voris. Weep. [wp_youtube]SaGj1rJdPKo[/wp_youtube]

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Card. Cañizares: Observe Corpus Christi on Thursday, not Sunday.

One can understand why people might think it a good idea to transfer feast days which fall during the middle of the week to a Sunday observance.  More people can participate in them, right? On the other hand, the transferal … Continue reading

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The Saintly Patrons of Rome

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