Daily Archives: 8 June 2011

Ribs that stick to your supper

I simply had a hankering for some pork ribs and sour kraut.
This is stimulated by, among other factors, the absurdly low sale price on the spare ribs.
So… some juniper berries, kraut, tarragon and rosemary, an onion, ribs.

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Dennis Prager: High School Principal’s Manifesto

In my email I received a forward of a piece written by American radio show host Dennis Prager, one of the smartest guys on the air.
It may shock some of you to know that I am rather conservative.  When I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why don’t priests use the Apostolic Pardon for the dying?

From a reader:
I understand that the Sacrament of the anointing is not the same as the apostolic pardon. Why is it that some priests do not say those words for this pardon and give both the blessing and the pardon? … Continue reading

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Critics of the new, corrected translation would have, back in the day, resisted also the King James Bible

It is often said, by liberals, that because in ancient Rome there was a shift from Greek to Latin for the Roman liturgy, and since Latin was the vernacular back then, we should abandon Latin now and use the vernacular … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT/PODCAzT: Pentecost – the whole nine yards – WDTPRS POLL

I inflict my singing on you for most of this project.  There is also a POLL.  This is also PODCAzT 120.
Quite a while back I started a PRAYERCAzT series, wherein I read and/or sang the prayers and readings for upcoming … Continue reading

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Your iPhone: where chicken entrails, dice and Magic 8 Balls converge

Superstitious practices have abounded for as long as we have been around.  Even the snake in the garden, I suppose, was tempting our first parents into a sort of superstition when it, The Enemy, suggested that we could be as … Continue reading

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The Archbishop of Glasgow on the Holy Father’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum

All day long people have been filling my email with requests for me to react to the opinions of His Excellency, nay rather, His Grace, Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, who has spoken about the Holy Father’s provisions in  Summorum … Continue reading

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D. Toowoomba: the power of prayer and adoration of the Bl. Sacrament

From CNA about the troubled Diocese of Toowoomba, whence Bp. William Morris was removed for his heterodoxy ideas and less than optimal governance. A liberal tumult has been raised since and Bp. Morris has become a cause célèbre.
In Toowoomba, a … Continue reading

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