Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sort of Sunday Supper…. sort of… and a fun blog suggestion

You may remember that I have posted about cooking some ancient and medieval dishes. Today I discovered a blog dedicate to ancient cooking with a delightful name: Pass The Garum. Garum, of course, is the ancient equivalent of ketchup.  It … Continue reading

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Happy 1700th Anniversary Milvian Bridge!

Some years ago I was sitting with a famous lion-like retired Cardinal and the topic of our birthday dates came up.  When I told him mine, 28 October, he pondered for a while.  Then he mentioned that it was also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: prayers from readers, tips

I know that many of you are in the path of the big hurricane, and it is possible that some of you will experience problems. First, I ask all the readers here to say a prayer for an attenuation of … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Card. Burke on the obligation to VOTE properly

From the Archive. On this day in 2010, I posted this: Remember how soon-to-be Cardinal Raymond Burke was, as liberals crowed, promoted to a Roman office in order to remove his influence on the American scene? This is from CNA … Continue reading

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B by B

I was delighted to receive some good B-Day news: I just received a phone call yesterday asking my husband and I if we would be willing to pay for a biretta for our parish priest so he could go for … Continue reading

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The Synod on Liturgy

So much for the Synod. Well down the list of 58 Propositions, after inculturation, human development, social communication, urban scenarios, migrants, and other matters of vital importance, I’m sure. Proposition 35 : LITURGY The worthy celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, … Continue reading

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The newest vile Obama campaign ad an insult to women

Have you seen the slimy new video ad from the Obama campaign?  It is disgusting. Here is some analysis from CNA: Catholic analyst reacts to Obama campaign’s new ‘anti-woman’ ad By Hillary Senour Chicago, Ill., Oct 26, 2012 / 05:06 … Continue reading

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Changes in the Roman Curia: governance of seminaries transferred to Congregation for Clergy

At the end of the Synod of Bishops, which coincided with the beginning of the Year of Faith and focused on the promotion of the New Evangelization (of places where the Christian Faith and identity is dying or dead), the … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about the SSPX and the discussions

From VIS: The Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” takes this occasion to announce that, in its most recent official communication (6 September 2012), the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X has indicated that additional time for reflection and study is needed … Continue reading

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Catholic Near East Welfare Association and winter aid for Christians in Syria

I picked this up from my friend John L. Allen, the nearly ubiquitous and normally fair-minded prolific writer, alas still writing for the über-liberal Fishwrap.  My emphases. The Catholic Near East Welfare Association — among the largest the providers of … Continue reading

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From xkcd: Did you know that “dray-ma” is a legitimate alternative pronunciation of “drama”?

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Ante diem vii kalendas novembres

From rogueclassicism: ante diem vii kalendas novembres   ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 1) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C. 1656 B.C. — Noah enters the ark (this must be Bishop … Continue reading

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Unless you recover the words, you can’t recover the concepts.

When you change the words, you change the concepts. The liberal progressivist liturgical terrorist reformers were successful in changing our way of speaking about our sacred liturgical worship. For example, they made us – and no one asked them to … Continue reading

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Hypocritical, one-sided, biased, mendacious, “tolerance” is on the horizon

Minnesotan readers!   Get out the vote!  Get your like-thinking to the polls and VOTE! Otherwise, have a taste of Christmas-Yet-To-Come. Not only is the Obama Administration actively and doggedly undermining our religious freedom, trying to reduce freedom of religion … Continue reading

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