Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pres. Obama doesn’t exactly “punch above his weight” with our “strongest allies”

I couldn’t resist posting this, for your entertainment:
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RECENT POSTS and THANKS

Some recent posts as they scroll along off the front page.
But first:
Your Urgent Prayer Requests
And now….

Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone…
Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign
Radio interview with a priest who learned the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent.
We should support each other in works of mercy.
As long as my blog reaches so many readers in … Continue reading

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Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone…

Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
From Spaceweather:
BLUE MOON: Tonight’s full Moon is the second full Moon this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it a “Blue Moon.” Strange but … Continue reading

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Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign

A while back I posted: Are we witnessing the establishment of a “state religion”?
From the site of CNBC:
Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic bishop that his … Continue reading

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Radio interview with a priest who learned the Extraordinary Form

Go HERE to hear an interview by Larry Roach on Fidelis Radio with Fr. Michael Rodriguez of the Diocese of El Paso. You have probably heard of him. Father was involved in a huge dust up in the defense of … Continue reading

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A new Pontifical Academy for the Latin language? So it seems.

Given my response the other day, and the ensuing reactions, about seminaries and the TLM and the Latin language, the following is timely.
The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has a piece today in Vatican Insider about a theoretical document from the desk … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap, out to get Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City – St. Joseph)

The National catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is out to get Bishop Finn.
Fishwrap has been carrying on a jihad against Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph ever since he arrived.  Fishwrap’s offices are within that diocese.
A … Continue reading

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Our Catholic future and the war of attrition: an object lesson

It is interesting to compare dioceses for the numbers of their vocations to the priesthood.  Some swanky and tony dioceses have few.  Some fly-over dioceses have many.  What are they doing differently?  Which are the differentiating factors?  Is it something … Continue reading

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Vatican to work with Apple, iTunes to produce e-books

From CNA:
Vatican publisher enters e-book market in Italiano
Posted on August 30, 2012 by Cindy Wooden
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican publishing house’s exclusive contract with Apple to market a series of books through iTunes made headlines in Italy, where it marked a … Continue reading

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