Daily Archives: 17 January 2012

Another blog problem resolved

The blog was down for a couple hours again this evening.  It was a different problem this time.  After some changes to the server, some other adjustments had to be made.  More connections were needed.
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St. Anthony, Abbot: Vespers with no frills

Years ago, I stood for a couple hours on this day, blessing pigs and horses.  St. Anthony!  Pray for us!
Vespers with no frills read swiftly from the Breviarium Romanum.
For my weary brethren.

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Some posts as they scroll along:

“’cause I get a … kick.. outta you” – unborn baby saves father’s life.
A Defense of Marriage Minute: Minnesota Style
“Ebb and Flow”… the Mooncraft
Louisville, KY: 10-12 July: Conference for priests on being a better confessor
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“’cause I get a … kick.. outta you” – unborn baby saves father’s life.

Who knows what quite bonds there are within the family?
Here is a Just Too Cool story right in the face of the emanations and penumbras crowd.
From Life Site:
January 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sara McDonald is 7 ½ months pregnant, but … Continue reading

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A Defense of Marriage Minute: Minnesota Style

In Minnesota an amendment to the state constitution has been proposed which would define and defend proper and true marriage.  When the weather warms up again watch for St. Paul, Minnesota to become ground zero for this … Continue reading

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“Ebb and Flow”… the Mooncraft

For your Just Too Cool file from NASA:
Montana Students Pick Winning Names for Moon Craft
January 17, 2012
PASADENA, Calif. — Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have new names, thanks to … Continue reading

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Louisville, KY: 10-12 July: Conference for priests on being a better confessor

I have been harping on the need for a revival of the Sacrament of Penance.  This means that priests have to hear confessions and preach about confession.  As a matter of fact, if Pope Benedict has a “Marshall Plan” for … Continue reading

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You can’t beat this quote!

Reason #957654 for Summorum Pontificum
From a reader:
I was traveling with my daughter last week and, walking out of a parish where we fulfilled our Sunday obligation, she looked at me and said
“I’ve never hated the tambourine more than I do … Continue reading

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SSPX sends the CDF a more precise response to the Doctrinal Preamble

You know about the “Doctrinal Preamble” which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith gave to the SSPX.  The SSPX issued a preliminary reaction to the Preamble.  Now they have sent the CDF a more precise response, which the … Continue reading

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When truth is stranger than fiction: a “reverse ordinariate”!

Quite a while ago I proposed that Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams issue a document entitled Romanum coetibus with provisions for Catholics who think and behave like Anglicans.  By means of Romanum coetibus, a safe haven in the very loose Anglican … Continue reading

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