Daily Archives: 22 June 2011

Too much time in the southern sun, methinks.

From Fides et Forma and …
… direct from Bari… it’s… the SUMMER SOLSTICE!

E’ accaduto ieri nella Cattedrale di Bari: il parroco, don Franco Lanzolla, ha ritenuto opportuno organizzare in occasione del solstizio (quando i raggi di sole filtrati … Continue reading

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A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!

A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!
This is the motto you will see on a website for an organization which defends priests.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii
Here is something from their front page.
We provide life-saving care for thousands of priests experiencing difficulties. … Continue reading

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When people say stupid things about the Church, can you respond? REVIEW: Michael Coren

This note from The Catholic League about the ignorant boor and failed-TV personality Keith Olbermann gives me a chance to talk about something else.
But first, the note from The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue:
OLBERMANN’S IGNORANCE IS APPALLING
On last night’s edition of … Continue reading

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Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More

From the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum.
Sanctorum Ioannis Fisher, episcopi, et Thomae More, martyrum, qui, cum Henrico regi Octavo in controversia de eius matrimonio repudiando et de Romani Pontificis primatu restitissent, in Turrem Londinii in Anglia trusi sunt.  Ioannes Fisher, episcopus Roffensis, … Continue reading

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Hats on to the Holy Father

A couple fun views of the Holy Father from today’s Wednesday Audience.
The first one calls for some caption.

This one speaks for itself.

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When gladiator “umps” made bad calls

This interesting article is in The Daily Mail.  Very cool stuff about gladiators and tombstones.
Roman gladiator’s gravestone blames poor refereeing for losing a key battle (and his life)
Scientist finally decodes epitaph on tombstone
By Daily Mail Reporter
His tomb was unearthed about … Continue reading

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