Daily Archives: 14 November 2012

Robert Royal to U.S. Bishops: Be men. Be gentlemen. Be kind. Stop being nice!

From The Catholic Thing: Quo Vadis – O, Bishops? By Robert Royal I am not a big fan of taking the long view. It may sometimes be wise, even necessary, in human terms. But I’m far more attracted by what … Continue reading

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Do you have your 2013 Ordo for the Usus Antiquior?

Remember… Advent is coming…. FAST. Fathers… do you have your 2013 Ordo for the Usus Antiquior as well as for the Novus Ordo. The Roman Rite has two forms.  You should have an Ordo for both.

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Brick by Brick in Brazil … Indiana. Priest starts up a TLM. People come.

For your Brick by Brick file, Fr. John Hollowell in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at his blog On The Rock says he has started celebrating Holy Mass in the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite… once a week. I quibble … Continue reading

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Beautiful “Adoration of the Magi” by artist Daniel Mitsui

As Christmas approaches, the esteemed artist Daniel Mitsui sent me another print, this time of the Adoration of the Magi. Very nice! A few details. It was inspired by a 15th c. panel by the Master of the AH Monogram. … Continue reading

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I wonder if this is how Catholics who voted for Obama will feel in a couple months.

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New bishop of Lincoln will maintain tradition

From Omaha.com A new take on tradition for incoming Lincoln bishop By Joe Duggan WORLD-HERALD BUREAU LINCOLN — He’s got folk rockers Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers on his iPod. He’s on Twitter and Facebook. And he’s passionate … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on civil effects of Church marriages

The Canonical Defender, the distinguished Ed Peters, has some comments on his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about civil consequences of Catholic marriage ceremonies. In the USA marriage ceremonies are also the civil act. In Italy, there … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Metropolitan’s grim letter to the new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury

Here is the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion’s letter to the new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury: Dear Brother and Lord Bishop, I would like to extend to you wholehearted congratulations on your election as Head of one of the oldest episcopal … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris to change its bells!

From The Guardian:   Ding dang … Notre Dame moves to scrap out-of-tune bells Paris cathedral’s move to replace its old bells with new ones for its 850th anniversary fails to chime with heritage lobby Their names sound pretty enough … Continue reading

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Anything missing from this otherwise spiffy video?

My big question is: At what point do the cylons show up? [wp_youtube]ZSt9tm3RoUU[/wp_youtube]

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Acton Institute responds to the Fishwrap

Acton Institute was mentioned more than once – favorably and unfavorably – at the recent USCCB meeting during discussion of a statement about economics (subsequently killed by a vote of the bishops). Acton Institute responds to National Catholic Reporter [aka … Continue reading

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Video of programmer’s testimonyabout rigging Vote Counting Machines

Did you see this video? YouTube description: Clinton Eugene Curtis testified under oath, before the Ohio State legislature, that he wrote a program to rig elections. This program would flip the total vote from the real winner to the candidate … Continue reading

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Cantare amantis est

Just because it’s nice: [wp_youtube]S2NexHZrXP4[/wp_youtube] And… [wp_youtube]Dgr7vlwl2Is[/wp_youtube] By the way, Rome Reports really needs a new voice-over person.   Perhaps someone who knows how to pronounce names.

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Retired Australian Bp. Robinson says he would break Seal of Confession, trashes Card. Pell

This, from UCANEWS make me angry: Pell does not speak for the whole Church says retired bishop The retired bishop, Geoffrey Robinson, says he would be prepared to break the seal of confession in order to report sexual abuse.  [?!?] … Continue reading

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