Daily Archives: 5 January 2012

Ann Coulter’s nonsensical remarks about Santorum the Catholic

It is possible to enjoy a person’s writing style and the sound of the gears whirring in the brain even while disagreeing with what you are reading.  People forget to remember that fairly often.
Thus, today I take strong exception to … Continue reading

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Consistory?

CNA has this:
Vatican City, Jan 5, 2012 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is refusing to deny media speculation that Pope Benedict XVI will announce a list of new cardinals as early as tomorrow.
“You will have to wait for … Continue reading

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More canonical stuff on Archd. Detroit v Voris (Real Catholic TV)

The Canonical Defender, Prof Ed Peters, has more to say about Archd. Detroit v. Voris (and “Catholic”).
He gets into a question I raised HERE.
He doesn’t have a combox.  Do visit his blog and spike his stats.
A few more things to … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and LOTS of THANKS! (Some reading tips too.)

Thanks for the support you are giving to the Wyoming Carmelites by buying their coffee.  How is your coffee supply these days?  Br. Java tells me their Jingle Bell Java blend is almost gone.
Also, thanks for using my Amazon links … Continue reading

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Concerning a certain spoon

I recently had occasion to think again about the cuillère à sauce individuelle. I have written about this great tool several times, including here and here.
I found a description of its origin!  The French is pretty straight forward…
Lancée en 1950 … Continue reading

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Criminal serving time with monks begs to be sent back to prison

Are there any judges out there?  Here’s an idea.
A reader sent this from the The Daily Mail:
Criminal serving his sentence with monks pleads to be sent back to prison… because monastery life is too hard
A convicted criminal who was serving … Continue reading

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Still amusing, but it’s an old story.

Lots of people have sent me email begging me to write about an incident in which a Canadian Anglican “priest” named Marguerite gave “communion” to a dog.
Yes, that really happened.
Yes, I already wrote about it…. a year and a half … Continue reading

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National Catholic Reporter’s Sr. Fiedler upset by the new Ordinariate

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap, which sports the word “Catholic” in their title despite having been explicitly told not to by the local bishop, has an amusingly flaky piece by Sr. Maureen Fiedler, whom we have seen several times … Continue reading

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