Monthly Archives: September 2012

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 great photos … 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.
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Vatican Radio translation … 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 in … 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 the … 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 went off … 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 attention was given at … 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 church rights … 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 not … 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 might have an … Continue reading

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Whither Latin?

From CNS about Latin:

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