Monthly Archives: September 2012

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.

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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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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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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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