Monthly Archives: September 2012

Roman Sunday Lunch

A quick view from today in Rome. I met one of my best friends today after Mass at SS.  Trinita dei Pellegrini (btw… my Mass was offered today, again, for benefactors… you know who you are), and had a chance … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news? I am sure the readers would be happy to hear about positive things happening out there in the world.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there are good point from the sermon you heard while fulfilling your Sunday obligation? Share it here and help out those who did not hear a good sermon.

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QUAERITUR: Child on the loose during Mass!

From a readerette: I am absolutely mortified right now! My fussy two year old wiggled out of my arms during daily low Mass today (READ: Lots of grey hair) and ran up into the sanctuary to the Altar during the … Continue reading

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October Baby for October

October is a month when we have a lot of pro-life activities and focus. I bring to your attention that the movie October Baby is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now. US DVD HERE BLURAY HERE UK DVD HERE BLURAY HERE  

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Bp. Paprocki on voting and on parties which officially endorse intrinsic evil

Here is a follow up to my post about His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Patrocki of Springfield in Illinois (the state in which then-State Senator Obama promoted infanticide) and his comments about thinking over your vote this coming November.  You might … Continue reading

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An Evil Irony

From the most aggressively pro-abortion president there has ever been… from the man who even backed infanticide in Illinois…

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A new kind of discussion has begun about Vatican II and it cannot be stopped.

The other day I picked up at Ancora bookstore near St. Peter’s Basilica a copy of Serafino M. Lanzetta’s book Iuxta Modum: il Vaticano II riletto alla luce della tradizione della Chiesa.   The author proposes a re-reading of the … Continue reading

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Translators “often” accidently leave things out. This time the lacuna concerns the SSPX and the Novus Ordo.

Translation can be hard.  Even when it isn’t, translators are sometimes rushed or tired.  However, it is good to pay attention to get all the words, especially those pesky little words that can change completely the sense of a sentence. … Continue reading

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There is a new and very bright comet out there.  Which of course means that it is the end of the world as we know it… maybe.  Maybe not.  In any event, it should be bright! And we might need … Continue reading

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Papyrus fragment gone wild!

Remember the ridiculous “Mrs. Jesus” papyrus fragment flap? L’Osservatore Romano, taking a break from commentary on The Simpsons, has offered a view.  This time, however, the editor, they seem to be on target. A papyrus adrift “Harvard scholar’s discovery suggests … Continue reading

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“He was going to be a major leaguer, absolutely”

The writing is a bit scrambled, but have a look at this story of a fellow who gave up a promising career in baseball (the sport God loves best) for a vocation with the Norbertines in Orange, California: SILVERADO, Calif. … Continue reading

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AP’s cheap shot coverage of the Pope’s Butler’s unbelievably unimportant Vatican Trial of the Century!!!

The Trial.  Nay rather… the Trial of the Century!  The earthquake provoking butler-who-done-it in the Vatican! The trial of the Holy Father’s document-leaking former-valet (keep repeating: the Butler, in the Office, with a Copying Machine), is comparable to what the … Continue reading

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Political cartoon distorts the Minnesota Marriage Amendment

My fellow Minnesotans will have the opportunity on election day this November to vote in favor of an amendment to the Minnesota state constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman. Minnesota is ground-zero for … Continue reading

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November is coming swiftly

From my email: The Religious Liberty battle is NOT over.

Posted in Lighter fare, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , | 18 Comments