Daily Archives: 20 February 2012

Pres. Obama’s pro-abortion record chronicled

This is useful.
LifeNews did a compilation of Pres. Obama’s promotion of abortion.  HERE.
As one of my correspondents quipped to me, the list is “longer than a menu at a Chinese restaurant”.
Pres. Obama’s record concerning the promotion of abortion is frightening. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You.

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Continue reading

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Holy See – Irish “relations”

The Irish government has confirmed a decision to close its embassy to the Holy See.
Thus, the Irish Times.
They are sticking to their excuse of budget cuts.  Thus, AP.
I would remind the Irish that there are more Catholics in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: De precum recitatione et potionis “coffeae” bibendo

Ex e-litteris nuper a lectore acceptis:
Andreas philologus patri Z pacem Christi dicit:
Consuetudo est mihi, pater optime, ad primam auroram Laudes offere. Cum habitem enim solus, etiam solus precor, ad quas autem preces nuper superadditum est aliquid alium, quod est … Continue reading

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The burning of Giordano Bruno

During my years in Rome I came to loath the famous statue of Giordano Bruno in the Campo de’ Fiori, once the place of execution where he was burned.   Bruno was a serious weird guy.  He would have been a great … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Is there something good thing what has happened in your life?
I think we could all use some good news.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Did you hear a good point in the Sunday sermon?
What was it?

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Lent is near: Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Quinquagesima Sunday is behind us and Ash Wednesday is upon us. It has been a while since I have posted this.
Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) … Continue reading

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This Lent brings a new, old Roman tradition for Mass: the Oratio super populum

Now that the new, corrected translation is in force in most places, you will notice with the beginning of Lent something new that is really something old: the Oratio super populum… the Prayer over the people at the end of … Continue reading

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