Monthly Archives: September 2011

“The best catechesis on the Eucharist is the Eucharist itself, celebrated well.”

Let me give you a couple hooks. When we talk about “the Eucharist” we must keep in mind always that we are talking not only about the Blessed Sacrament, but also the celebration of the Blessed Sacrament. Also, the Church … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s sermon at Mass in Freiburg im Breisgau

The Holy Father’s sermon at Freiburg im Breisgau: Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is moving for me to be here once again to celebrate this Eucharist, this Thanksgiving, with so many people from different parts of Germany and the neighbouring … Continue reading

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Paolo Rodari interprets Benedict XVI’s State Visit to Germany

Paolo Rodari has an interesting analysis of the Holy Father’s visit to Germany.  I am still think about what he wrote, but I thought I would get it out to the anglophone blogosphere for your opportune knowledge. My quick translation. … Continue reading

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“RETREEEEEAT!” Surrendering the Arsenal of the West! We need Latin!

I am always dismayed when I see that a new bishop dumbs-down his coat-of-arms, or stemma as it is called in Italian, with a modern language motto.  Of course I and some jocular priest friends suggested some less-often-considered mottos here. … Continue reading

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I just don’t get it. Do they hate what they claim to want to be?

Over at Coo-ees In The Cloister: Look at this photo.  What does it say to you?  What questions come to mind as you look at the way these people are dressed, at the signs they are holding? Is there any … Continue reading

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From The Catholic League: SINEAD O’CONNOR—”KILL THE POPE”

From The Catholic League: SINEAD O’CONNOR—”KILL THE POPE” Irish singer Sinead O’Connor is warning Pope Benedict XVI not to come to Ireland, and if he does, she wants him shot. She warned on Twitter there will be a “f***in bloodbath” … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST

Here are some recent posts of interest. First, thank you to all the readers who have sent donations and items from my wishlist. I have an open Mass intention on Saturday and will say Mass for the intentions of you … Continue reading

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The Catholic Herald on how to report on the Pope … NOT… (and a great deal on the digital edition)

Over at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, there is some amusing but serious faux advice to secular journalists about how to report on the Pope.  Check it out! Covering the Pope: a guide for journalists Milo Yiannopoulos … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a miscarriage be a sin?

From a reader: I was wondering if it was possible for a natural miscarriage to be a sin. The doctors couldn’t tell me why it happened, but statistically miscarriages are more likely when the mother is obese, as I am/was. … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s address at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg im Breisgau

The Holy Father’s address at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg im Breisgau to Catholics active in the Church and Society. Here is a highlight: “The Church must constantly renew the effort to detach herself from the ‘worldliness’ of the world.” And… … Continue reading

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Your good news and sermon notes.

Can you share some of your good news with the readers? And also give us some point from the Sunday sermon you heard.

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The West Wing and the 2008 Presidential Election

Just as a new TV series has a pilot I have often wondered at the amazing parallels between the last two seasons of The West Wing, which ended in 2006, and the 2008 presidential election.  It is almost as if … Continue reading

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Archbishop by Archbishop in Winnipeg!

From a Canadian Catholic newspaper The Prairie Messenger comes this great story for your Brick By Brick file. My emphases and comments. Latin mass celebrated in Winnipeg By Brenda Suderman WINNIPEG — The pews of Winnipeg’s St. Ann’s Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Things are not always what they seem at first glance

Four people, count ’em, four, have sent me a link to a video with Polish titles and voice over from the Vatican TV feed of the Pope’s visit in Germany.  What you see is the Pope moving along a line … Continue reading

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US Catholic gets nutty about Bp. Olmsted of Phoenix and Communion under both kinds

US Catholic ‘s Bryan Cones became a little hysterical about Bp. Olmsted’s decision to apply the Church’s laws concerning Communion under both kinds in the Diocese of Phoenix. As I understand it, the 1975 edition of the Missale Romanum gave … Continue reading

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