Monthly Archives: May 2012

The flight summary

The flight passed without an inordinate number of alarming incidents. I am glad to report that Delta has updated their video system, though I wonder if their choices of Snakes On A Plane, Airport, Castaway, Con Air, Passenger 57, and … Continue reading

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Fulfilling Mass Obligation at SSPX chapels: Has there been a reversal?

I am just getting up to speed on this, since I am on the road. Someone submitted a question to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about whether or not we fulfilled our obligation on days of precept (i.e., Sundays, Holy … Continue reading

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What a view!

My view for a few hours and it has already been a long day.

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Ecce vide, pulchra sumus

In rooting around in my things while writing an article for the paper, I found a great quote of Augustine. For Augustine all created things in the universe, even inanimate things, both give witness to God and give Him glory. … Continue reading

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An Ember Day reminder

Our friends at Rorate have a good post reminding us that today, which on my planet is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, is also an Ember Day. More on Ember Days, HERE. Traditionally, these Ember Days were times for … Continue reading

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USCCB website:

I just found this on the site of the USCCB: Catholics Care.  Catholics Vote. I won’t explain it because I want to manipulate you into going there to see what it is. o{];¬)  

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SSPX reunion with Roman Pontiff “postponed”

People are sending me email about the reconciliation of the SSPX being “postponed”. How can something that was not scheduled be postponed? Relax. Breathe. Pray. The Holy Father has plenty to do. There are few important things he is surely … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap publishes LCWR prayer “for discernment”. Fr. Z opines.

The Fishwrap (aka the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter) has published a prayer written by a woman religious in advance of responding to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the upcoming annual meeting of the Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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Eye-candy from the annual Chartres Pilgrimage

The liturgical eye-candy specialists at NLM have posted some great photos of the annual pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral (for those of you in Fridley, that’s a big, pretty church in France). Sample.     We need more processions. Anecdote:  One … Continue reading

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Good website for info about the attack on the Church through the HHS mandate

The Administration of “The First Gay President” is attacking the first liberties of all Americans by undermining the 1st Amendment.  Pres. Obama is, through the HHS mandate, attacking also the Catholic Church and all religious institutions in the USA. I … Continue reading

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May I ask for your prayers for three personal intentions? Thanks!

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Please pray for this dead Chinese bishop

In your charity will you stop and pray for this man? From UCANEWS: Restrictions in place for bishop’s funeral Officials say ‘no’ to honoring status of Changzhi prelate who died last week reporter, Changzhi China May 30, 2012Government officials … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A regular confessor, anonymity and the Seal

From a reader: I make frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance and have a regular confessor. It’s always “anonymous,” but not anonymous. It’s awkward. The priest knows it’s me, but when he’s giving counsel he gets caught up on trying come up … Continue reading

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Saudis Demand McDonald’s Be Punished For Happy Meal Toy

Via Sancte Pater comes this from Inquisitr: (The Inquisitr) The people of Saudi Arabia are furious with the McDonald’s fast food chain for a toy which they say desecrates the name of Muhammed, the prophet of Islam. They are demanding retribution. … Continue reading

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Have you told your Senator to oppose LOST? The “Law of the Sea” Treaty?

The “Law of the Sea” Treaty (LOST) would, if ratified by the Senate, undermine U.S. sovereignty.  LOST is also called the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.”  It would give huge power over many spheres of America trade … Continue reading

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