Monthly Archives: October 2013

My View For Awhile

Not quite fully rested or completely without traces of the crud I picked up in Roma, but more or less shipshape.

On the way in, an interesting view.

UPDATE:
Hot sour soup and platitude.

Alas the place has slipped a bit, though lunch isn’t … Continue reading

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“Did you get my texts?”

I really like the option of texting.  However, I do get some that I am not so pleased to get.  And they almost always come at the wrong moment.
From xkcd:

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Always work with kids and dogs?

Okay, the filmettes of the little kid who invaded Pope Francis’ space during the big “Family Day” do in Rome are fun.  I am sure the MSM will play them for a couple days and even more people (who may … Continue reading

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REVIEW: FILM – The Lives of Others

Last night I watched a very disturbing, very well made film: Das Leben der Anderen…. The Lives of Others.
US HERE
UK HERE
The film has a couple scenes that would make it unsuitable for children.  It is rated R.  Also, it is in … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences. Wherein Fr. Z rants for a while.

From the Handbook of Indulgences

Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory … Continue reading

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3000 religious leave religious life each year. Why? Some reasons.

I saw this at CWN:
Curial official: over 3,000 religious leave consecrated life each year [Makes you wonder how many enter religious life.  I'll bet not 3k!]
The secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life … Continue reading

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The tactics of the ‘c’atholic Left

I am sure that readers of the Fishwrap will leap to denounce the tactics employed by protesters such as those in Wisconsin (HERE) and also, once again, in Brussels.
They should denounce their tactics, but I doubt they will.
Once again, in Brussels, Archbishop Joseph … Continue reading

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Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate news

I had placed this entry under password protection after urgent pleas from someone in the FFIs.
Enough of the news is out and around now so I am putting back into public view.
The goal of the group of Friars who are … Continue reading

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At long last! Inspectis dierum nostrorum!

At the blog of The Chairman of the LMS there is great news.
For a while I lamented that the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 1990 Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests was … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s spittle-flecked nutty about the new Archbishop of Hartford

Over at Fishwrap (aka the National Schismatic Reporter), venomous writer Michael Sean Winters threw a spittle-flecked nutty about the appointment of Most Rev. Leonard Blair as the new Archbishop of Hartford.
I won’t go into the details of MSW’s spittle-flecks.
I’ll just observe … Continue reading

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