Monthly Archives: November 2011

When stupidity and hate collide.

I picked this up from my friend Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness: How’s this for stupid lawsuit of the year? Johannes Christian Sundermann, a lawyer from Unna in North Rhine Westphalia, representing a man from Dortmund, has filed a legal complaint … Continue reading

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At this moment I am exasperated with the browser Firefox. Just thought I’d share that.

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Bp. Etienne: “Secularism is the moral grizzly bear of our day!”

The Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming (covering the whole state), His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Etienne, has a blog.  I have posted about his hunting with the Mystic Monk Coffee Carmelites in northern Wyoming.  Also in the Diocese of Cheyenne is … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on “mutual enrichment”. Fr. Z rants.

When Benedict XVI promulgated his “emancipation proclamation” for the older form of the Roman Rite, his Motu Proprio  Summorum Pontificum, he wrote about a “mutual enrichment” between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms which could take place.  For that to happen, … Continue reading

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Interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay is worth your time

Our friends at Rorate have posted something from DICI, an interview with SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay. In this interview Fellay speaks about the “doctrinal preamble” given to the SSPX by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Why … Continue reading

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Dear Santa….

Remember when I was supposed to be given a Bugatti Veyron for … for… I can’t remember why. A reader sent me a note that Shelby made an even faster car. Piffle, quoth Bugatti. They turned around and topped Shelby. … Continue reading

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CL: The Obama Administration v. The Catholic Church

From The Catholic League: CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. OBAMA SHOWDOWN November 28, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming showdown between the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Catholic Church: On December 1, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Altar boy scores WDTPRS kudos

For your “Brick by Brick” file, from a reader: I thought you might be interested to know about something that one of the altar boys did after Mass today – I know I was impressed! We had a visiting priest … Continue reading

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SERIOUS Occupy Wall Street commentary. No, really.

You all know by know how much I admire the Occupy Wall Street movement.  A comedian I never watch seems to esteem them about as much as I do. This is brought to WDTPRSers at the urging of the great … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Alert!


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The new translation and “twice a year catholics”

From a reader about “C & E catholics”… those who darken the church’s door at Christmas and Easter. Four Sundays from now, on Christmas, the “Twicers” will attend without the benefit of the explanations. The following are for your consideration, … Continue reading

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One thing NOT to do with the obsolete “Sacramentary”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At CNA there is an article picking up on earlier commentary on the USCCB about what to do with the now happily obsolete – that feels so good to write –  copies of the book called the Sacramentary, which has … Continue reading

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“The Belt of the Mother of God”

Here is a fascinating post from the Director of SPUC, Mr. John Smeaton.  Check out the very first part: Vladamir Putin turns to Mary to halt Russia’s population decline Under the headline “Mother of God’s Belt comes to Russia to … Continue reading

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Refusing to “learn the damn prayers”.

Ultra-liberal Huffington Post has an article on the implementation of the new, corrected translation. Here is one of the dumbest things I have read to date about this new, translation, even from some the professional whiners. […] Maribeth Lynch, 51, … Continue reading

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Your Good News and Sunday Sermon Notes

Do you have any good news for us? Was there some particularly good point in the Sunday sermon you heard?

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