Daily Archives: 29 November 2013

Thai-ing one on!

I lunched with a priest friend today.
We chose Thai.
I almost didn’t go in because the restaurant had one of those vile signs against CCW on the door. I’ll probably not go back.
That said, my friend thought I should have ordered … Continue reading

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VIDEO: UPDATE – Abortion wymyn physically attack men praying in front of cathedral of Buenos Aires

“The culture war is real….”
A tip of the biretta to my friend Fr. Finigan.
Father writes:
I was moved by this video of young men protecting the Cathedral of San Juan in Argentina. Pro-abortionists provoke them with various insults and physical assaults, including … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each year we ourselves are a little different. The unchanging … Continue reading

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Fewer Catholics schedule funerals for their dead

A tip of the biretta to Pewsitter for this piece from the Worcester Telegram:
Bishop McManus worried that some omit funeral Masses
WORCESTER — Bishop Robert J. McManus is expressing concern that Central Massachusetts Roman Catholics are not scheduling funeral Masses for … Continue reading

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FLORENCE: Dominicans to leave San Marco. Signs of the Times?

The last friar should turn off the lights.
It seems that the last four Dominicans left at the famous San Marco (where the Beato Angelico rooms are) are leaving, transferring their flag to Santa Maria Novella.
Thus, the centuries old convent will … Continue reading

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Italian rumor mill: Pope sneaks out to help the poor.

You may be seeing in days ahead some reports that Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican to help the poor.
I saw this at AffariItaliani (my translation):
Papa Bergoglio? La notte esce di nascosto per aiutare i poveri
Pope Bergoglio? Goes out at … Continue reading

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Evangelii gaudium 54 (“trickle-down economics”). Significant translation error changed meaning.

I have mentioned that people have raised translation problems with the new Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium. I posted under another entry about problems with par. 54, which in the English translation mentions “trickle-down” economics.
Since that other post delved into more things … Continue reading

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Scotland: priests attacked

From the Scottish Catholic Observer:
Priests under attack
By Ian Dunn and Martin Dunlop
An arson blaze and robberies show that Scotland’s priests are, once again, being targeted by opportunistic criminals. [Again?!?]
Priests in Scotland are increasingly living in fear after several crimes against … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass ’45 style!

A reader sent me a note with a link to a movie (the whole thing on YouTube) called Christmas Holiday 1944.
From about minute 18 you will find a Solemn Mass. Very nice.
New Evangelization!

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