Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ex ore infantium perfecisti laudem! A must see video.

This is stupendous.  Take a few minutes to watch this. [wp_youtube]5LFPTwVMUVE[/wp_youtube] Biretta tip to Kathryn Lopez.

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Denver priest ‘pulls out the big guns’: TLM outside Planned Parenthood

Here is something Life News to stir the heart. Fr. Joseph Hearty. OORAH! Denver priest ‘pulls out the big guns’ on Planned Parenthood: says Mass on the street outside clinic BY CHRISTINE DHANAGOM Mon Apr 23, 2012 DENVER, CO, April … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family And Freedom Before It’s Too Late

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! We are in a world-wide crisis that encompasses every sphere of our lives.  There is an economic, moral, religious and intellectual decline that threatens to bring down our respective countries.  We are deep within … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI explains to German bishops what the “pro multis” really says.

The Holy Father has explained to the bishops of German-speaking countries what the prayer really says. Just as the document Liturgiam authenticam required a revision the English liturgical texts, all the different languages need revision, including German.  You may recall that the … Continue reading

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Tweeting for the Magisterium of Nuns

The acolytes of the Magisterium of Nuns, such as Fr. James Martin, SJ, of America Magazine, are pretending that the Holy See’s effort to reform the the LCWR is about Republicans and politics, or about their “social justice” work. Fr. … Continue reading

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I, for one, will welcome our Skynet Overlords

Google will soon become self-aware, Skynet will arise, and we will be doomed either to a life in the Matrix and zooming around in ships chased by squidy-robots or being hunted down by terminators.  Either way, we need more ammo. … Continue reading

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FREE BEER! No… really! FREE BEER. St. Paul, MN: ALERT for MEN! 8 May Argument of the Month

In my native place of the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis) there is a parish whose patron is St. Augustine, a favorite of mine, where both Ordinary and, above all, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite are used.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | 46 Comments

A Most Tragikal Hystory of Obama I

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day! In honor of this day, I urge you to speak in iambic pentameter and use words like “fleer”, “prithee”, and “guerdon”. In honor of this banner day, anniversary most auspicious, I have in … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have any good news to offer to the readership?

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Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Those of you who wonder why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the American Bishops initiated a reform of the leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), should take a little trip down memory lane. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point (or more) from the Sunday sermon you heard this week? Let us all know what it was.

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Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

Something we have to remember when considering the Obama Administration’s erosion of the 1st Amendment through the HHS mandate, is the element of what I call “creeping incrementalism”.   Each time some radical thing is proposed, even if it fails, … Continue reading

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How The Ordinary Form Can Be Celebrated, or, Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Fr. Allan McDonald, of “Rats in the Rectory” fame, and of the blog Southern Orders has posted a video of an orchestral Mass celebrated on 19 March. Here is how he describes it: This is an Ordinary Form Mass, but … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: “Happy Birthday Rome!” Edition

My Vatican Curia calendar confirmed this morning … … that today is the Birthday of Rome… … the 2765th Birthday. This august anniversary called for a Roman supper. In consultation with the great Roman Fabrizio I decided to make Bucatini … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter – “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday’s Collect, for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.  The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian … Continue reading

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