Monthly Archives: November 2012

Remember that horrid bronze statue of John Paul II in Rome? UPDATE!

Remember the gawdawful bronze statue of John Paul II in front of Rome’s Stazione Termini that was unveiled some time back?  Public outcry and a sense of humanity required a revision. What it looked like: We were not sure who it … Continue reading

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An 80th Wedding Anniversary!

Here is some great news.  A couple celebrated their 80th Wedding Anniversary.  HERE. On Nov. 25, 1932, FDR had just defeated Herbert Hoover, the daily newspaper cost two cents, and Ann Shawah said “I do” to John Betar in Harrison, … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

First, let’s help each other out: YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Now… Duhhhh…. Nice try, Fishwrap! [Wherein Fr. Z responds to an attack.] Benedict XVI on ‘critical’ Scripture scholars QUAERITUR: Does the obligation to do penance on Fridays bind us under pain … Continue reading

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Duhhhh…. Nice try, Fishwrap!

It seems that the National catholic Fishwrap took exception to my little dig.  Heh heh. Michael Sean Winters got all excited and thought he scored a point.   He is baiting me, of course, but I’ll take the bait this time. … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on ‘critical’ Scripture scholars

Pope Benedict’s new book is out.  There are some great quotes. The Pope follows Joachim Gnilka in the theory that Mary is the ultimate source of Matthew and Luke’s accounts of the birth of Christ.  They agree that the Lord … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does the obligation to do penance on Fridays bind us under pain of sin?

From a reader: I advised a friend that Catholics are either to abstain from meat on Fridays or to substitute another form of prayer, good work, or abstinence; and that she should confess if she failed to do this. In … Continue reading

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I have a dream …. Find a home for Roy!

In another post, I wrote about Sr. Maureen Fiedler’s Fishwrap column about Mr. Roy Bourgeois and the grave injustices done to him by the Vatican’s male oppressors and their Maryknoll minions. I was so moved by her piece, so disturbed … Continue reading

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Sr. Fiedler’s spittle-flecked nutty over Mr. Bourgeois

Sr. Maureen Fiedler is one of our favorites at National catholic Fishwrap. This could be an great exercise for a fundamental theology class: count the errors. No… there may be too many to cover in a class period. Only someone like … Continue reading

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NYC/NJ 24 November – (Usus Antiquior) Altar Server Retreat and Solemn Mass

I received notice from friends in New York that they are sponsoring a Retreat for Altar Servers (of the Mass according to the 1962 Missal). WHAT: Server Retreat for the Extraordinary Form, Solemn Mass. WHEN: Retreat – Saturday, 24 November … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: “If God does not also have power over matter, then he simply is not God.”

In his new book, Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3, the Holy Father gives us a great observation about God that flies in the face of modernist thought. Here is a comment about the virgin birth of the Lord. Is it … Continue reading

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Blog maintenance update

The blog now lives on a new server. There have been glitches, of course.  One by one they are being resolved. The latest glitch is with the mobile theme.  The “pro” version stopped working.  It was timing out.  I could … Continue reading

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New cards with “vesting prayers”

I will subtitle this entry: Buy Some Cards – Help A Monastery. I recently received some spiffy cards with vesting prayers for bishops, priests, deacons and subdeacons. They were produced by the… Monastère Saint-Benoît 2, rue de la Croix 83680 … Continue reading

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Misogynist England now waging a war on women

England is clearly a misogynistic waging a war on women.  This must be true because the official state church of England has rejected women bishops. From the site of The Church of England. General Synod Rejects Draft Legislation on Women … Continue reading

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Benedict’s little dig at liberals

In his new book the Holy Father has a dig at liberals. I am sure this was directly at the Fishwrap. Aren’t you? o{];¬) In some portrayals of the figure of Jesus, the emphasis is placed almost exclusively on the … Continue reading

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Senate Bill gives govt. agencies WARRANTLESS access to everything you do on the internet

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! HOW TO FIND YOUR SENATORS’ PHONE NUMBERS: HERE I think this is the ‘‘Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011’’ – or S. 1011. ______ The Obama Administration has been undermining the 1st … Continue reading

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