Monthly Archives: January 2012

Apostolic Nuncio to USA warns Pope about internal Vatican financial corruption

My heavens.  The current Nuncius to the USA, Archbp. Viganò (pronounced Vi-ga-NOH), has gone public with corruption with the Vatican City State (overpaying contractors, standing contracts, without bidding, etc.). [In my original title, I suggested that Archbp. Viganò himself went to … Continue reading

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Struggling with going to confession? Take heart from a reader.

Struggling with going to confession? Take heart from a reader: I’ve recently begun reading your blog with regularity and was moved by your frequent and urgent calls to the sacrament of confession. I’ve started trying to make a regular monthly … Continue reading

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State of the Union Address. Wherein Fr Z has dubitations.

As I fortify myself to watch the State of the Union Address tonight, I am minded of one of the best lines of invective ever uttered. Back in the 70’s Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman had a war, during which … Continue reading

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Worthy of public office, or not?

With a tip of the biretta to Catholic Fire, this quote is from His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Vasa, Bishop of Santa Rosa in California. “Any government leader, particularly those who claim to be Christian, who claims to be pro-choice, … Continue reading

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The future of Catholic hospitals

Remember Catholic Healthcare West? Catholic Healthcare West now Dignity Health; Dominican Hospital to remain Catholic, hospital president says By JONDI GUMZ – Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ – Dominican Hospital officials announced Monday that they remain wedded to the Catholic … Continue reading

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NJ Bishops defend true marriage

I note with interest at the National Catholic Register (the Catholic one) that the bishops of New Jersey have issued a statement about same-sex “marriage”. New Jersey Bishops Release New Statement on Marriage Same-sex ‘marriage’ ‘is not marriage and should … Continue reading

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Robert George on Pres. Obama’s attacks on religious freedom and Catholics

Prof. Robert George, on his blog Mirror of Justice, comments about Pres. Obama’s blatant attack on the the 1st Amendment, religious liberty and the Catholic Church.  My emphases and comments: The Obama administration’s abortifacient and contraception mandate is appalling, but … Continue reading

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Aurora Borealis Watch: 24 Jan 1400 UT: Solar storm to hit earth

From SpaceWeather: Space Weather News for Jan. 23, 2012 INCOMING CME: Big sunspot 1402 erupted on Jan. 23rd, producing a strong M9-class solar flare and a fast-moving coronal mass ejection (CME). Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say … Continue reading

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NC Fishwrap: US Bishops are to blame for Pres. Obama’s HHS decision

It had to happen. Fishwrap is blaming Pres. Obama’s attack on religious freedom on the US Bishops, and their unsophisticated notion of conscience. Bishops’ conscience model makes light of practical reason Jan. 23, 2012 By David DeCosse COMMENTARY What if the clashes … Continue reading

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A near disaster reconstructed

On a completely different note, remember that USAir flight taking off from LaGuardia in Queens which hits birds, lost both engines and had to land in the Hudson River? There is a digital reconstruction of the flight from the data in the … Continue reading

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Today – compare and contrast: National Catholic Register and National Catholic Reporter

Today is marked in particular by the March For Life in Washington, D.C. The front page of the National Catholic Register is very focused on the Church’s prolife message. Fishwrap?  Zip. At least not yet.  They are probably preparing massive coverage … Continue reading

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March for Life Reports

Have you been following the March for Life in Washington, DC? Is there a local event in which you are participating?

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Occupiers trash, urinate on Cross, and steal from NYC church.

How d’ya like those Occupiers?  Huh? Huh? I read a story the other day that the rat population is exploding in the Occupiers zone in Washington DC. Now I read in the New York Post that they trashed churches where … Continue reading

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Your Good News!

Do you have some good news? C’mon! I know you do.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there some particularly good point or line from the Sunday sermon you heard?

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