Daily Archives: 16 December 2011

Minnesota: complaint that Church was “lobbying” concerning true marriage dismissed

I think there may be a political/social war brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota along the lines of what we saw in Madison, Wisconsin over the issue of the state budget and labor unions.  In Minnesota, however, the issue will be … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: GOP Nominee – Whom would YOU choose? (Round 1)

Will some of you bloggers out there give me a hand with this?  It would be nice to have a large sample.  I am trying to keep this as neutral and as objective as possible. The last TV debate before … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: Planned Parenthood Loses Tax Funding

Good news from Wisconsin is being reported by LifeSite: Planned Parenthood Loses $130K in Tax Funding in Wisconsin by Steven Ertelt The Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin abortion business has been cut from a $130,000 program in Wisconsin that contracts with … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Emanations from Penumbras, Fr. Z KUDOS, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

NYC: Nativity Scene at Central Park

I’ll definitely be checking this out when I get there. From the Catholic League: Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Today we erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on the corner of 59th and 5th; it … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Reception of the new, corrected translation on college campuses

Most of the hand-wringing over the new, corrected translation of the Roman Missal was predicated on the notion that people are too stoopid to understand English.  I must admit, however, when I read some of the articles after the 1st … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

Christmas Cookie Recipe (New, Corrected Translation)

UPDATE 17 Dec 1405 GMT: I originally thought this was from some seminarians.  I received it my email and without an attribution. I have since learned that it was originally posted on Commonweal.  You can find their page HERE. By … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens: RIP

Christopher Hitchens dies after battle with cancer. Click.

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Have a party!

I think celebration is in order. On 16 December 1773, a bunch of guys in disguise boarded ships in Boston harbor and destroyed imported tea by throwing it overboard into Boston Harbor. Order Mystic Monk TEA. I have noticed in … Continue reading

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“Whatever comes out of these gates, we have better chance of survival if we work together”

Before I go off to sleep … after the GOP debate, I am watching a bit of the movie Gladiator. I have a certain affinity with the protagonist.  I, too… well… never mind.  And I can imagine some liberal bishop … Continue reading

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