Daily Archives: 21 February 2012

The Holy Father and Card. Dolan’s mother. Fun.

Where does Card. Dolan get that gift of glib gab? I’m guessing it was from his mother.
During an audience in Rome, Card. Dolan was able to present his mother to the Pope.
According to the NY Post, the Holy Father, … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST and a reading reminder for Lent

Some posts which are scrolling along.
First, I will remind you that:
Starbucks endorses unnatural “marriage”. Buy Mystic Monk Coffee, not Starbucks.
Now that I have said that, here are some links:

LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday – the series begins
Plant grown from 30,000 year … Continue reading

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An edgy video about Pres. Obama’s lies

Fr. Leo Patalinghug, who does some cooking now and then, has a good video commentary on how Pres. Obama is undermining the 1st Amendment and, well, lying to us.
This is the sort of video that could appeal to young people, … Continue reading

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Plant grown from 30,000 year old seed. WARNING: Squirrel involved.

From POPSCI comes this story for your “Just Too Cool” file.
Russian Scientists Grow Pleistocene-Era Plants From Seeds Buried By Squirrels 30,000 Years Ago
On the frozen edge of the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, in an ancient pantry harboring seeds and … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Madison: an Altar-ation!

Brick by brick in Madison, WI, one of the wackiest liberal locales in the US of A.
The great Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert Morlino, about whom I have written quite a few times (his tag), has made a change … Continue reading

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Diocese of Venice, Florida promotes Sacrament of Penance during Lent

WDTPRS kudos go out to His Excellency Most Rev. Frank Dewayne, Bishop of Venice in Florida for a diocese-wide effort, called “The Light Is On” campaign, to get people to go to confession during Lent.
The diocese has bought time on … Continue reading

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Catholics and Public Life: toward a response to Pres Obama’s Act of Supremacy

There is a thought provoking piece at The Catholic Thing by Fr. James Schall, SJ, a professor at Georgetown.  He muses about a future in which we will have to withdraw from participation in public life, or at least in … Continue reading

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Things Solar

There was a partial eclipse of the Sun today, Spaceweather reports, but you had to be in space to see it.  More precisely, you had to be the Solar Dynamics Observatory in geosynchronous orbit 36,000 km above the surface of … Continue reading

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For what it’s worth…

This popped into my head this morning.
For what it’s worth…
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Religious Persecution and Martyrdom

A reader sent me this.
It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.
In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other Western societies) … Continue reading

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