Daily Archives: 11 August 2011

15 August: Solemn TLM at St. Peter the Apostle Church (Shrine of St. John Neumann) in Philadelphia!

I post this on behalf of my good friend the great Fr. Robert Pasley, who reigns gloriously at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ.   Each year they have a great celebration for the Feast of the Assumption.
Here is this year’s information … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Bishop….

Happy Birthday to Bp. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, OK!  His Excellency turned 71.
We have featured His Excellency on this blog several times.  None, however, was more memorable than his stunning sermon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington … Continue reading

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Isn’t Croatia famous for Crystal?

I was struck by a couple of stories on CNA, about the ownership of churches.
First, there is a fight over a monastery in Croatia.

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2011 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says it is astonished that … Continue reading

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Thanks to NCFishwrap for something! (Just for today, okay?)

This may shock you, but I don’t like the National Catholic Reporter… aka Fishwrap.  Better… I don’t like what they do, what they write, what they print.  I like my friend the nearly ubiquitous John Allen, but… for the rest … Continue reading

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Silence… silence… please, God, more silence! Fr. Z rants.

I just sent in a column for The Wanderer.  Here is the first part of what I offered this week.
In his General Audience of 10 August, Pope Benedict spoke about monastic silence, beauty and prayer.  He said,
Silence is the environmental … Continue reading

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Waiting for Zagano

For some time now I have been getting emails and phone calls from friends with reports that someone who writes for the National Catholic Reporter aka Fishwrap, Phyllis Zagano, has been sniffing around looking for dirt about me.  Zagano hasn’t … Continue reading

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Milk and cookies piety

Once again from the blog of the USCCB Media office, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh has a nice piece.  This isn’t high theology, but it has the advantage of direct simplicity and an image which everyone can resonate with.
I was taken … Continue reading

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