Monthly Archives: December 2013

BREAKING! SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor BLOCKS Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate

Hmmm…. Maybe I should name Justice Sonia Sotomayor Fr. Z’s Person of the Year.
From Politico:
Justice [Sotomayor] delays health law’s birth control mandate
Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate
By: Associated Press
December 31, 2013 10:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON — Only hours before the … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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Every word s/he says is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

From CrossMap:
Congressman Chris Smith: The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 — Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “[i]f you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the “Lie of … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 31: “For everything there is a season…”

I stretched my 5 minute daily podcasts to the Octave of Christmas.
This year they are my token of gratitude for my benefactors who have donated and sent items from my wish list.  Thank you for pitching in so that others could … Continue reading

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This isn’t 1 April: Vatican spokesman clarifies that Pope Francis hasn’t abolished sin.

Sometimes the truth is weirder than fiction.
I saw it first at Newsmax and hunted up the links.
On 30 December atheist editor of La Reppublica, Eugenio Scalfari, wrote in an editorial piece entitled  ”La Rivoluzione di Francesco – Ha abolito il … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Predictions for 2014

Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2014
1. Israel will attack Iran (still waiting for this one)
2. SCOTUS will rule in favor of the Bishops on the HHS Mandate (still waiting on this too)
3. The “AFFORDABLE” Care Act will continue to flop and … Continue reading

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints.
Keep in mind that in addition to the work to be … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ‘shocked’ by ‘gay’ adoption, urges bishop to speak against it, boldly

From CNSNEWS… I am posting this here because you won’t see it at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap).
Hey! We are still in the Octave of Christmas!
My emphases and comments:
Bishop: Pope ‘Shocked’ By Gay Adoption, ‘Encouraged Me to Speak Out’ … Continue reading

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A Christmas gift I didn’t get!

Because of my long involvement with the über-ultra-hyper secret Vatican Vampire Assassin Squad (and I can’t tell you who is assassinating whom!), I was intrigued by the photo sent me by a priest friend of a vampire hunters kit!

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A TV commercial for your consideration: POLL

An Argentinian Coca-Cola commercial for your consideration.

Let’s have a poll!
Pick your best answer and discuss (if registered and approved) in the combox, below.
If you vote “Stupendous!” or “Blech!”, you had better explain yourselves!

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