Monthly Archives: October 2012

“This was a big storm … “

This evening I was chatting by phone with a priest friend about, inter alia, American novels.  Of course the great American novel came up.  Hemingway came up, of course, in that context.  Though we did not ultimately settle on a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Diocese asking everyone at Mass to extend arms and “bless” the priest

From a reader: Diocese of Albany is asking all Mass attendees to participate in ritual of extending our arms and praying and blessing the priest who just said Mass.  Part of their “Called by Name” vocations pitch. I didn’t hold … Continue reading

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Discussion: Airline trips, flights, cancellations, weather, passenger rights and options

I am supposed to fly to Rome on 31 October (thank you, dear readers). In light of the terrible weather, can we have some discussion here, based on your experience and good knowledge – please don’t just add anecdotes, but … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why He “rose again” in the Creed when we know Christ only rose once?

For some reason I have received questions similar to this one several times, so I will drill into the matter anew… again… um… From a reader: Why do we say “rose again” in the Creed when Christ only rose from … Continue reading

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Transgendered Scripture readings

Liturgiam authenticam is in force. We have receive a revision of the euchological formulae for Holy Mass in the Novus Ordo. What about the lectionary? Does anyone think the Lectionary needs some work? An irritated priest friend sent about the … Continue reading

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The Gravitational Pull v The Biological Solution

Brick by brick… college by college… From a reader: Thought you might like to know that Franciscan University just celebrated its first Solemn High Mass for the patronal feast of Christ the King (for Christ the King Chapel). I know … Continue reading

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A bishop on voting and putting your soul in jeopardy

From AP via a priest friend, about His Excellency Most Rev. David Ricken of Green Bay.  Bp. Ricken was once Bishop of Cheyenne in Wyoming, and he was a true friend of Wyoming Catholic College.  I suppose he is now … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Do you have some good news in your lives which you can pass along? Let us know!

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ACTION ITEM! PRIESTS AND BISHOPS! Use the old Roman Ritual, Litany, prayers against storms!

ACTION ITEM! Please use the sharing buttons! My thoughts and prayers today are with so many of you in the way of the hurricane. May God and His Holy Angels protect you. PRIESTS AND BISHOPS! Use the old Roman Ritual … Continue reading

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“Barack and Simone gazed at each other ….”

When the National catholic Fishwrap indulgences in its version of hagiography, the results aren’t pretty. Their latest liberal panegyric is an attempt to transmogrify Sr. Simone Campbell, Democrat party activist, bus rider, into a progressivist’s alternative to Bl. Theresa of … Continue reading

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A picture worth a thousand warnings

A tip of the biretta to the best Catholic weekly in the UK, for a link to a piece by a priest friend, Fr. George Rutler at New Advent. This must be the first photograph of two saints together… By … Continue reading

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“straight and narrow is the path” … of the New Evangelization

Check out this video from CNS (I am still surprised to write those words). Ralph Martin talks about our post-Counciliar context which the New Evangelization is supposed to address.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there was good point in the sermon you heard during the Mass you went to as you fulfilled your Sunday precept? Share it here.

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Bugatti by Bugatti

Remember that Veyron I was supposed to have won?  Never did get it. Still want it, though! [wp_youtube]RXqSedWSu2k[/wp_youtube]  

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Sunday B-Day Supper

小籠包 by 小籠包! Chinese tonight. Starting with Shanghai Juicy Buns! Pan-fried noodles. Beef and scallops on a sizzling plater. Duck! Shanghai style. And then… Well… up to this point …  

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