Monthly Archives: June 2013

From the Peanut Gallery

I post this for your amusement more than anything else.  Jimmy Carter, since his passing from the White House, has been the nutty uncle in the garage (save some building projects he had). From It’s not news when irrelevant people … Continue reading

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Of Carbonara and an Onomastico

I am, thanks to some of you readers, now ensconced in my apartment in Rome. I met friends tonight for supper. Some of you said that you live vicariously through travel entries, so I will obliged as time permits. The … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts who openly to worship themselves

From Breitbart: GIRL SCOUTS OF BRITAIN REPLACE ‘GOD’ WITH ‘MYSELF’ IN OATH On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath. Instead of the passage where they used to … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Do you have good news for the readers?  Let us know.

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My view for a while and Z’s Law

I am on my way to Rome today, thanks to all of you… quite a few of you! Of course this is when Zuhlsdorf’s Law clicks in big time. Many of you will remember Zuhlsdorf’s Law. Many of you will … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good, repeat, good point in the sermon you heard for Sunday? Let us know.

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Pope No Show – UPDATES

The other night there was a concert scheduled in Vatican City as part of the Year of Faith events sponsored by the Holy See in Rome. Pope Francis was a no show. No compelling reason was given. It wasn’t for … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Have you been following the goat rodeo in Brasil? The government hiked transportation costs which will hit Los Pobres, who are also concerned about the costs of the World Cup next year.  Response? Demonstrations, riots… you know… the new normal. … Continue reading

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Z-SWAG IN THE WILD – Down Under Edition

His Hermeneuticalness is Down Under at the moment and he caught sight of some Z-Swag! Check it out.

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Fr. Pavone to Nancy “abortion-is-sacred ground” Pelosi (D-CA)

Fr. Frank Pavone is the head of Priest For Life. He posted an Open Letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) which I reproduce here for maximum circulation. My emphases: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Dear Mrs. Pelosi, Last Thursday, June 13, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are priests allowed to carry handguns?

From a reader: Are priests allowed to carry handguns? I have heard stories of priests owning guns, going hunting, etc, but could a priest have a handgun, conceal and carry, etc? What do you think about a priest having a … Continue reading

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Ignorance of Christian doctrine is main cause of the decline of Faith

Over at Eponymous Flower I saw a post that Cardinal Burke has praised the old Catechism of Pius X. I must agree. Back in the day, Catechisms were designed to help you understand and also memorize things. Somewhere along the … Continue reading

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Acton U 2013: Day 3 (with UPDATES)

After Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, we had breakfast with great conversation about the encroachment by the US government on our civil liberties. Now I am in the first talk: Religious Liberty: The Dawn of the First Amendment UPDATE … Continue reading

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White House issues advice about shootings at churches – POLL

More great advice from the Obama Administration today. On the heels of a shooting at a Catholic Church in Utah (HERE), I spotted at RNS, that the White House has issued some advice for how to deal with shootings at … Continue reading

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Direct from the triumph of his anti-religious comments in Ireland, Pres. Obama thrills again. At American Spectator I picked up this encouraging gem. Obama never fails to enlist children in his secularist crusades, whether at home or abroad. Last week … Continue reading

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