Daily Archives: 3 August 2012

Of molluscacide and cinema. Of opening up and digging in.

On my break from my sorting and throwing, I set my DVR to the Olympics (so that I could skip the, tarnation, commercials). I cooked and ate and watched a movie.
For supper, I had mussels, steamed in white wine and … Continue reading

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A GREAT idea in The Catholic Herald: Benedictine call for the donation of relics.

For both your Just Too Cool file and your Brick by Brick file, this comes from the full, online digital edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald.

For Catholic Herald Digital:
£40 for an annual subscription.  (I am working … Continue reading

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“There is only one problem in the whole world….” Wherein Fr. Z has a mini-rant.

“There is only one problem in the whole world: restoring spiritual sense in people. Showering on them something like a Gregorian chant.” – Saint-Exupéry
Simple? Too simple? Perhaps. Faith is the last thing that sinners lose, after charity, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Churching” of Women after childbirth

From a reader:
Can the Churching ritual be performed directly after the baptism, or should it be done on a different day? I ask this for clarity, as this will be the priest’s first time performing a baptism in the EF … Continue reading

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How liberal Chicago Politicians (chuckle) reacted to Card. George and Chick-fil-A. Fr. Z rants.

From the Washington Times (the sane paper of the Capitol city):
Chick-fil-A still ruffling [Chicago alderman] Proco Joe Moreno’s feathers
By Peter V. Bella [retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. WDTPRS likes retired cops... a lot.]
CHICAGO August … Continue reading

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3 August A.M.: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I am settling in to review email, start an article for the paper, and, of course, probably just as you are, watch Team Handball (M – GER v IND, Match 33 in Pool B).  I know you want your update.
But … Continue reading

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3 August: Finding of the Relics of St. Stephen

With the older, traditional Roman calendar we can today celebrate the Finding or “Inventio” of the Relics of St. Stephen, Protomartyr and deacon.
There are very few saints who receive two feast on the calendar of the Roman Church. Among them … Continue reading

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First Friday!

Don’t forget. Today is a First Friday.

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