Daily Archives: 2 January 2012

Alan Colmes remarks about Rick Santorum’s child; Santorum’s remarks about marriage

I watched a segment on Hannity’s show tonight (between plays) and candidate Rick Santorum was on. He explained the death of his newborn child, which became a point of – I am not making this up – mockery from … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Emanations from Penumbras, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Your News, Resolutions, and Sermon Notes

Do you have good news to share with the readers?
Any resolutions?
Was there a good point from the Sunday/Holy Day sermon you heard?

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2012

Israel will attack Iran (one of these years I’ll be right about this).
NCR will name an old, disgruntled, liberal woman religious (or maybe a few) as person of the year.
H.E. Most Rev. Robert Finn will still be Bishop in Kansas-City-St. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest scandalizes religious ed students by disobedience.

Another form of clerical abuse.
From a reader:
I’m a DRE with an important question. Today at Mass, a visiting priest in the diocese indicated the following during his homily:
1. He is very much opposed to the new, more accurate translation.
2. He has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: “Blesséd” or “Blessed”

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name.  The feast reminds me of a question I have wanted to ask in a poll.
During the Divine Praises we bless the Holy Name of Jesus.
In some context we seem to use “Blesséd” … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, POLLS | Tagged , | 46 Comments

QUAERITUR: Why were the candles in echelon instead of in a line?

Under another entry, a commentator asked:
Why [were] the altar candles sometimes in line (as for the Mass of 1 Jan) and sometimes in echelon (as at Christmas Midnight Mass).
I think he was asking about putting the candles at an angle.  … Continue reading

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