Monthly Archives: November 2012

When TEOTWAWKI comes, will you have had enough coffee?

It is “Cyber Monday”, as the online retailers are calling it! I guess this is a secular money day of obligation. Okay… now that you are online… buy some … [CUE MUSIC] Mystic Monk Coffee! There are so many good … Continue reading

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Your Good News!

Do you have some good news for the readers? Will you tell us what it is?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from your Sunday sermon today? Let us know all the good stuff!

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PUDDING REPORT: Christmas Pudding 2012 is underway!

Things are underway on this “Stir Up Sunday”, the Last Sunday after Pentecost. “Stir Up” comes from the first words of the Collect for Holy Mass in the Usus Antiquior. I decided that for this round I would use the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 134: Christ the King, the Collect, and a listener’s question

Here is a little offering about the Collect for the Solemnity of Christ the King, as it is today in the post-Conciliar, Ordinary Form, calendar.  I use some material I wrote for the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The … Continue reading

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Yet another group of dissidents forms … where else?….

Get this from the Irish Examiner: Umbrella group aims to speak for Catholics By Claire O’Sullivan Friday, November 09, 2012 A new lay organisation which wants to articulate the views and opinions of mainstream Irish Catholics is being established. [The … Continue reading

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Mobile Theme UPDATE

When we moved the blog to a new server, the mobile theme got screwed up somehow. In the interim, I implemented a simpler mobile theme and then worked to get the better, fancier theme (the one I actually paid for) … Continue reading

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Some Z-Swag “in the wild”!

A reader sent me a great photo.  Note the wonderful car magnet!  Or maybe it is a sticker? Nice kids too! You can get all sorts of great stuff HERE. There are all sorts of variations of this car magnet … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading

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You never know what is in the closet …

… until you start digging around. A priest friend showed me this treasure: Discuss. UPDATE: But wait! There’s more! UPDATE: Yes, it is supposed to be St. Isidore of Seville as “patron of the internet”. A couple problems manifest themselves … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do we have the right to ask for Traditional Form baptism?

From a reader: We are planning our daughter’s baptism next month and would appreciate your guidance regarding an issue that has arisen. Our parish does group baptisms twice a month outside of Mass. While our pastor was willing to do … Continue reading

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A note about the video of Bp. Sample’s Sermon and also the Z-Cam

I fixed a glitch in the entry I made about the outstanding sermon Bp. Alexander Sample gave during the Pontifical Mass at Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit for the closing of the Call To Holiness Conference.  The larger version of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult

I’ve been getting a lot of questions by email from people in these USA who want to know about the indult that Pius XII gave to Americans to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Rorate looked at that HERE, … Continue reading

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Are you making plans?

Sunday is “Stir Up Sunday”.  Do you have plans?

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The Wonderful Synod of Oz

There is an interesting piece in the ultra-liberal UK paper, The Guardian. One of the biggest lies the church tells itself is that it doesn’t do politics. The General Synod of the Church of England is set up in the … Continue reading

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