Daily Archives: 19 June 2012

Bug Out Bags

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I just saw a government sponsored commercial showing people being tossed around.  Then dad grabs the “bug out bag” and they head for the door.
The slogan at the end: Get a kit.  Make a plan. Be … Continue reading

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Defending True Marriage

Dr. Jennifer Morse – whose acquaintance I renewed during Acton University last week –  has been doing good work at the Ruth Institute to defend true marriage.  Not too long ago, I visited a parish which had their pamphlet listing 77 … Continue reading

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A lament for the Octave of Pentecost from a surprising source

The new editor of American Magazine, Drew Christiansen, S.J., seems a bit wistful about the loss to the Ordinary Form of the Octave of Pentecost.  In this matter we wholeheartedly concur.
America – June 18th, 2012
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It is muggy and hot and sunny and the perfect day to make iced-tea or iced-coffee.
I make jars of sun tea.
QUAERITUR: Where might get good tea and coffee these days while at the same time helping sound and traditional religious … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: a stamp … yes… a stamp

Some of you long-time readers know that I sometimes write about things astronomical and that I have mentioned the fascinating Jesuit mathematician Christopher Clavius (+1612), who worked out the reform of the calendar for Pope Gregory XIII.
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Please, Sisters! Save our planet!

I noted on the site of the BBC that obese people are contributing to the world food crisis and climate change.
This is such a worrisome problem that the Sisters of St. Francis in Philadelphia have decided to go after McDonalds.
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Benedictio ad barbam

Over at The Art of Manliness there is an interesting entry about shaving.  Under that entry we find this about beards, shaving, and the Early Church [with my corrections to the Latin]:
While the ancient Jews and Muslims were commanded not to … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan’s new book on Religious Liberty available: $0.99!

Available as of today: the Kindle edition of Card. Dolan’s book, True Freedom: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty.
Cost: $0.99
Buy a Kindle HERE (UK HERE).
I really enjoy my Kindle.

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