Daily Archives: 25 October 2011

Fr. Trigilio: what makes priests happy, what grinds them down, and a suggestion

My friend Fr. John Trigilio, who head the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has a not on his blog The Black Biretta about priests and happiness.
Here are a few paragraphs from his longer post, which I encourage you to take a … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker on the new “white paper”: “a near total absence of clear thinking”

My friend Jeffrey Tucker knows more than his Gregorian chant.  Most of the readers here will know him from The Chant Cafe.  Did you know that Tucker also knows a thing or two about economics and that he is on … Continue reading

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Your State of Life – WDTPRS SURVEY

Here is a survey about YOU.  Pass the word to others.
IMPORTANT: Anyone can participate in this survey.  I cannot tell who you are or even where you are. If some bishop or priest out there is worried about being identified, … Continue reading

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Baldachin by Baldachin: Texas edition.

The other day I wrote about the restoration of the spiffy baldachin over the Archbishop’s cathedra in the Cathedral Shrine of St. Paul in Minnesota.
A priest friend, Fr. SR of TX, sent photos from his phone of a new baldachin … Continue reading

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Fun With Latin! “The makeup of the cosmos.”

In preparing an article for The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, I ran across something fun I wrote for the now concluded WDTPRS series’ look at the Third Eucharistic Prayer.
Enjoy!
Mundus, a, um is an adjective for “clean, cleanly, … Continue reading

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“This day is called the feast of Crispian.”

From a reader:
A little trivia for you. Today commemorates the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.
“He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’
Then will he strip his … Continue reading

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Skype security hole and a 72 Hour Kit

From the National Terror Alert Response Center page:
Fox News reports a flagrant security flaw in the massively popular Skype video chat service may be putting Internet users worldwide at risk.The serious security breach in the Internet video chat program, which boasts … Continue reading

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