Monthly Archives: July 2011

Enconsed in the Perilous North

On the way to the North Shore I had the pleasure of the company of a white and read 1956 Pontiac Chieftain, if I am not mistaken.  Very snazzy.  And it had some giddyup, too. The priests are gathering for … Continue reading

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Provision Procurement, Pasta Preparation, Priestly Provendering

Next week I will be in Northern Minnesota with a group of priests/bishops who have been, with some ebbing and flowing of members, gathering for some 26 years. This year, to keep our expenses lower, I volunteered to do some … Continue reading

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St. Peter Chrysologus, and oldie PODCAzT

Today, in the post-Conciliar calendar, is the feast of St. Peter Chrysologus, “of the golden speech”.  I made a PODCAzT about something Peter wrote some years ago for a 1 May Feast of Joseph observance and beginning of the month … Continue reading

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The Debt Crisis: Washington’s Kabuki Dance and “NO!” Play

The debt crisis is likened to a Washington Kabuki dance. Oh yah? Let’s just see if it is anything like. In the first video below we have a kabuki presentation of the debt crisis. President Obama appears, with aides, Daley … Continue reading

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Something lighter: Purgatory for Catholic bloggers

I saw this at Acts of the Apostacy and it made me chuckle. The writer muses about what penance in purgatory Catholic bloggers might have to endure. * LarryD – transcribe every issue of the National Catholic Reporter onto strips … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah on the eternal consequences for priests afraid to uphold the Church’s teaching

St. Augustine, in one of his tough sermons to his flock, spoke about the heavy responsibility of teaching a message that was hard for people to hear and accept.  He invoked the stern warning in Ezekiel 3 about negligent pastors, … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico in NRO: The Church as the Bride of Caesar

National Review Online a couple days ago had a great piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute. My emphases and comments. The Church as the Bride of Caesar July 27, 2011 4:15 P.M. By Fr. Robert A. Sirico It … Continue reading

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“Martha, Martha!”

In the National Gallery in London, you will find a painting by Velazquez entitled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. I never fail to visit it when I visit that gallery and that painting when I cross the … Continue reading

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Intimidation is the Enemy’s Tool

I have been thinking about the priest who was assaulted in Italy and the way the Catholic left treats conservatives and traditionally minded Catholic priests and lay people. Assaults are not only physical and launched by people who are disturbed … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST

BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST VATICAN CITY, 29 JUL 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for August is: “That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and … Continue reading

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Smartphone obsession

I use my smartphone, an iPhone, to keep up with email, which flows in at a rate I can’t handle, and to post to or moderate this beast of a blog.  I use it for some light SMS texting too.  … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares: the “entire Church” should receive Communion kneeling. Fr. Z rants.

The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die. The sin of our first parents, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “They get the Ratzinger Marshall Plan better than many Catholics.”

My friend the great Fabricius Romanus, paterfamilias, sent me a reaction to the story I shared here about a priest in Italy who was physically assaulted by someone invoking Satan, because the priest was reintroducing traditional elements of Catholic worship. … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS keep scrolling

Here are easy links to some recent posts. First of all: Archbp. Sambi, Papal Nuncio to the USA – R.I.P. Thereafter: WDTPRS – The Doxology, Great Amen, and YOU: The mighty voice of the one True Priest On the priesthood … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson v Alexander Hamilton

I have been avoiding the tar baby of the debt ceiling debate, but I can at least able to say this.  I am pretty much fed up and disgusted by most the players involved.  “A Pox!”, I cry, “on both … Continue reading

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