Daily Archives: 6 October 2012

Uhhh… “Demosthenes”!

A sent me the following, with email subject line: “Demosthenes”.

Look.  Any public speakers can have off moments are resort to vocal pauses and fillers.  But I am weary of hearing people talk about what a great orator he is.
He is … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of October: Plenary Indulgence – Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii

The first Sunday of October is one of the two days of the year for the plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii. The other day for this is 8 May.
For more about the indulgence and … Continue reading

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It’s 2013 Ordo time!

It is October, and therefore time to start thinking about getting a new Ordo for the 2012-13 liturgical calendar… for the Extraordinary Form, of course!
I returned to the USA from my travel abroad to find waiting for me a copy of … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: WDTPRS POLL

What can you readers tell me about the show “Game of Thrones“?
I keep hearing good things about the series.
Please DON’T post spoilers.  I (and others) may want to watch it.
Stick to general comments.
I have a POLL open.
Remember: No spoilers in … Continue reading

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Küng calls for – wait for it – DISSENT!

When I see articles about Fr. Hans Küng, I am tempted simply to make popcorn and enjoy the show.
Question to the readers: How long will it take before Fishwrap has some piece which refers approvingly to Küng’s latest?
Here is a taste the reportage … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair still has legs

Leaving aside Clint Eastwood’s rambling at the Republican Convention, the old gag of the empty chair, dusted off and placed in the bright lights, left a huge impression.
In the wake of The First Gay President’s hapless debate appearance, and the … Continue reading

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More on CDF Prefect Archbp. Müller and the SSPX

The other day I posted that the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbp. Gerhard Müller indicated about the SSPX in an interview with a German radio station that “I don’t think there will be any more new … Continue reading

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Unitatis redintegratio applied: Episcopal “Bishop” not seated for installation of Archbp. Cordileone

Rex novus in Aegypto.
The other day Archbishop Cordileone was “installed” (a fitting word given the shape of the Cathedral in San Francisco).  You may recall that just days before the installation the Episcopalian (Episcopal) “Bishop” of California, Marc Andrus, wrote … Continue reading

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