Daily Archives: 18 May 2012

Hans Küng won’t celebrate 50th of Vatican II, prefers “funeral service”

From The Bitter Pill: Küng misses Vatican II celebration 17 May 2012 Theologian Hans Küng [but not a Catholic  theologian… heh…] has turned down an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the German Katholikentag … Continue reading

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“Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra! Sebelius and JFK at Georgetown!

Do you remember Archbp. Charles Chaput’s great talk in Texas about then candidate John F. Kennedy’s infamous speech in which he sold out his Catholic identity for the sake of life in the public square? Do you remember that then-candidate … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I take Communion home for my sick wife?

From a reader: Am I allowed to take home communion for my sick wife & in what. You are to be commended for wanting to help your wife benefit from the Eucharist.  I hope she is better soon. The short … Continue reading

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I have something important to say to fellow Minnesotans. But first, I want to find out how many of you readers actually are Minnesotans. A quick poll.

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20 May Eclipse of the Sun – Visible in North America

Once upon a time, back in the late 70’s, a friend and I drove north in the dead, and I mean dead of winter, wayyyy north of Winnipeg, so that we could see a total eclipse of the Sun.  We … Continue reading

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The “First Gay President”, orientation, and military chaplains

A reader sent me a link to a story on Gateway Pundit about the latest moves in what I am convinced is an effort to drive sound military chaplains out of military service. Obama Continues His Assault on Christians: Will … Continue reading

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Ain’t it da truth’

A friend sent this to me. This one actually extracted from the undersigned a sharp bark of laughter!

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