Monthly Archives: October 2011

Top aide to Pres. Obama moves to top position with Planned Parenthood

From POLITICO Playbook: “PLANNED PARENTHOOD NAMES KEY WHITE HOUSE AIDE, DANA SINGISER, VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS”: “Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that it has named Dana Singiser its Vice President for Public Policy and Government … Continue reading

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“Pro fidei RE-propagatione”

I received yesterday an email stating that priests of the SSPX were today going to say votive Masses “Pro fidei propagatione“. Good idea!   I am all for what the Holy Father is promoting, including a new effort in spreading the … Continue reading

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Critters

Over at Holy Souls Hermitage there is a great shot of Father playing with his pet Praying Mantis. (Actually, I think it just wandered by.) I have sympathy for him since he lives on donations.  I am grateful to him … Continue reading

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Catholic League on Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Archbp. Nienstedt

As I understand it, two states have defense of marriage amendments for their state constitutions up for a vote in 2012: North Carolina and Minnesota.  As I understand it, the amendment to defend true and natural marriage will not be … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: catching up

I have been on the road a lot so I haven’t been posting on the feeder activity. Right now zillions of Robins are moving through, chowing down on all the berries and small fruit from the trees and bushes.  They … Continue reading

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Ominous signs: religious liberty and our Catholic identity

“Secularizing trends, including the expropriation of Church goods and the elimination of privileges, frequently lead to “a profound liberation of the Church from forms of worldliness.” – Benedict XVI in Freiburg, Germany. For years I have been harping on a … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: Impious women and the care of altar linens

A while back I posted an ASK FATHER Question Box query about the rising of used altar linens by a priest before the linens are sent to be laundered.  It is a good question, because it touches on our sense … Continue reading

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More about the “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

More about the latest schizophrenic “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.  This new “white paper” – for I don’t want to dignify it with “document”, which might give it more weight that it deserves – offered … Continue reading

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2 November indulgences coming up. Have a plan?

During November Holy Church promotes prayers for the souls in purgatory. The souls in Purgatory are members of the Church just like we are but of the Church “Suffering”. We are members of the Church “Militant”, and we are like … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest leaves confessional when Mass was to start, leaving me in line!

From a reader: So something strange happened to me this past weekend. I went to confession and brought along my daughter (11) confessions are heard in my parish from 3:30 to 4:30 on Saturday afternoons I must confess, no pun … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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