Daily Archives: 15 February 2012

Barney and Beazley and Bush and Barack and Bo

During this week of the fun Westminster Dog Show, and during this week of disgusting attacks on the 1st Amendment from the White House, while watching the Scottish Terrier I was reminded of the fun page on the White House site under Pres. … Continue reading

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BAJAWA NGURA!

The Wyoming Carmelites have released their new special Coffee of the Month.
With a name like “Flores Organic Bajawa Ngura“: sounds sort of like something an animated African rat monkey would sing.  You’ve gotta try it, right?
“But Father! But Father!”, some of … Continue reading

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Spirit spotted on Mars

The intreprid little Mars rover Spirit, which began its mission in 2004 died, mired in sand, in 2009. It couldn’t capture enough sunlight to power up.
Spirit’s twin Opportunity is still going strong!
The orbiting Phoenix, circling Mars since 2006, recently … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: School principal orders girl not to wear a chapel veil during Mass

From a reader:
My daughter attending Catholic school at our novus parish determined after reading 1 Corinthians that she should be wearing a chapel veil at Mass. She began wearing it at Sunday Mass two months ago. However, when she tried … Continue reading

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Lent begins in one week! Have you made your plan.

Updated:
Lent begins in a week, 22 February this year.
It is time to make your plans for Lent.
You should start thinking about one or more mortifications (and consider something other than chocolate) as well as some corporal and/or spiritual work of mercy … Continue reading

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Sr. Keehan backtracks?

Sr. Keehan!  GIVE BACK THAT PEN!
It seems that Sr. Keehan’s Catholic Health Association, which in abandoning unity with the bishops  gave cover to catholic dems so they could vote for Obamacare and get us now into the mess that has … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | 71 Comments

G. Weigel gets it about the Magisterium of Nuns and

On the site of National Review George Weigel has a piece about the bishops and Pres. Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church and the 1st Amendment rights of all Americans.
Among other things he wrote:
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In his appearance on Fox News Sunday … Continue reading

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“In order to avoid conflicts, they let the poison spread.”

“[I]t is true that the Church may never simply align itself with the “Zeitgeist” [spirit of the times]. The Church must address the vices and perils of the time; she must appeal to the consciences of the powerful and of … Continue reading

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