Monthly Archives: September 2012

Some thoughts about the Pope’s Lebanon trip

Because of my travel and the need for a little down time, I didn’t do much with the Holy Father’s visit to Lebanon. However, a few things have come to mind after some recent conversations and some reading. First, even … Continue reading

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Recycling

This image is clearly aimed at discouraging panhandling. However… could it have another application?

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Personal stroll

This morning I decided to take a bit of a stroll rather than go out to Castel Gandolfo for the Audience and other events.  Instead, I went to look at a few places I hadn’t seen for a while and … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S Basil!

This is too cool not to post. You might remember that I posted about blessing basil in honor of the Cross?  Basil is from the Greek word for “king”. A priest reader breathing mainly from the Eastern lung sent me … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s General Audience on liturgical worship

Our Holy Father on what Mass means during his General Audience.  I have read the Italian, but the English isn’t available and I am not going to translate it right now.  Video HERE. <font color=”#ff0000″><b>[UPDATE: I found a translation.]</b></font> Vatican … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan’s first address as the new Bishop of Portsmouth

The other day I watched the live stream of the consecration of the new Bishop of Portsmouth, England, Most Rev. Philip Egan, who was a collaborator with the outstanding Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Davies. At the end of the Mass … Continue reading

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Enda Kenny texting during an audience with Benedict XVI

A friend sent a link about the audience Benedict XVI granted to Enda Kenny of Ireland at Castelgandolfo last Saturday. In this brief video from Corriere della Sera you can see that Kenny is so engaged that, while sitting in … Continue reading

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Just to catch you up on what I’ve been doing.

Although I transferred the flag to Rome this morning at Oh-Dark-Hundred… … I wanted to catch up with the few pics and news about what has been going on. On Sunday, after some time with Fr. Finigan at Blackfen, we … Continue reading

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An American Bishop on the Democrat Convention, intrinsic evil, and voting wisely as a Catholic

In The Catholic Times, the newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois with my emphases and comments: Think and pray about your vote in upcoming election by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Much … Continue reading

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Sloppy reporting about new “church tax” decision by bishops

I haven’t been following this interesting story, but I noted some of the use of language in reporting about  the German bishops and the “church tax”.  I will ramble a bit and my emphases. From The Beeb: German Catholics lose … Continue reading

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Portsmouth, England has a new bishop

Today I watched the live stream of the consecration of the new Bishop of Portsmouth, Most. Rev. Philip Egan. At the end of the Mass, Bishop Egan gave a brief address which, to my hearing, sounded like a program for … Continue reading

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RSS feed troubles

I have found a problem with my RSS feed. Anyone else having trouble with it? One problem is noticed is that the subscribers dropped off all of sudden, it seems on 16 Sept, from 13k to zero: Some of you … Continue reading

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Whither Latin?

From CNS about Latin: [wp_youtube]-1hP_ps6JiE[/wp_youtube]

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Recent Posts, My Thanks, Some News

Here are links to some recent posts, which scroll off quickly. But first, an ongoing entry for Your Urgent Prayer Requests And… 150th anniversary of suspension of habeas corpus WDTPRS 25th Ordinary Sunday: Do you have unfinished business? Peters on … Continue reading

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