Daily Archives: 5 July 2012

“I am satisfied so long as I keep my books closed”

From the estimable Laudator:
By Yuan Mei (1716–1797), tr. J.D.Schmidt:
I am satisfied so long as I keep my books closed,
But I start to worry, when I open their covers.
The books are long, but the day is short;
I feel like an ant … Continue reading

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NOTE TO PRIESTS – (with update)

UPDATE 5 July:
It’s not too late.  We will close registration on 12 July.
We have worked out the pricing.  I’ll send emails to those of you who wrote to me.  If you don’t hear anything, contact me again.
I have had some … Continue reading

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship:
Liturgy of the Hours
Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than the Liturgy … Continue reading

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Twisted Ovaries

We can do many things.  We will be able to do even more.
But we must start asking in earnest: Ought we do may of the things we can?
From the Daily Telegraph:
Women could delay the menopause indefinitely with ovary transplant: doctors
Women could remain … Continue reading

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All Alone in the Night

A reader alerted me to this video, which is way too cool.   Time-lapse video taken from the International Space Station when on the night-side of our little blue marble.

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“The things of the spirit come first”

From Bill Bennett’s American Patriot’s Almanac we have this entry for today, 5 July:
“The things of the spirit come first”
On July 5, 1926, in a speech in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President Calvin Coolidge reminded … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS

As the posts scroll along…
First, thank to all of you who helped me get over the 10k follower mark on Twitter!
Also, for PRIESTS: NOTE TO PRIESTS – (with update)

Archbishop Chaput’s sermon for the closing of the Fortnight for Freedom
Request for help … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput’s sermon for the closing of the Fortnight for Freedom

On 4 July, Most Rev. Charles Chaput delivered the sermon for a Mass to close the Fortnight For Freedom.

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Request for help from readers: LCWR “state of the question”

I have received several requests for a succinct summary of what has transpired between the Holy See and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns).
It would be good to have such a … Continue reading

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The Nuns On The Bus went ’round and ’round – with the help of George Soros group!

Quite a while ago now I posted an entry entitled Group funded by George Soros poised to attack US Bishops for the “Fortnight for Freedom”.
It seems that Soros was also involved with the Nuns On The Bus.  They were able to … Continue reading

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