Daily Archives: 24 January 2014

VIDEO Spectacular view of the Basilica of Monreale … by drone

After the dreck we have had to wade through lately, here is something of beauty.
Here is a voyage within the Basilica Santa Maria La Nuova di Monreale in Sicily, a magnificent 12th c. Normano-Byzantine edifice which must number among the … Continue reading

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Gov. Andrew “GET OUT” Cuomo

This via the delightfully-named Weasel Zippers:

More on Cuomo HERE and HERE.
And don’t forget THIS about how’s Cuomo’s hand-picked director for Homeland Security used the laser sight attached to his handgun as a pointer during a presentation and actually scanned it across … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Pò sì jiù, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Reese makes his 6577th mistake

Over at Fishwrap the cracks are widening. They are losing John Allen. They closed the combox. MSW is deeply into logorrhea. They are panicky.
Now I see a piece by Thomas Reese, SJ, who was removed from his editor’s position at … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller nails it in Valencia

Soon-to-be-Card. Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave a talk in Valencia, Spain.  Here is a salient point.
From CNA:
Archbishop Müller encourages unity serving evangelization, mission
[…]
The Church, he said, “is not a federation of national … Continue reading

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Not more Catholic than the Popes

In case you have forgotten already, it’s the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity!  I am sure that you have participated in many meaningful celebrations.
In the Low Countries, however, a shadow has been cast over this august occasion.
Protestants are shocked and … Continue reading

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Special Thanks to Students

Thank you to the students out there who are using my amazon.com search box to shop for and buy their text books.
I have seen quite a few college level text books move through the stats lately.
Study well, be faithful, and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest set a general parish policy of no Communion in the hand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR:
I’m in a Novus Ordo Parish . Our assistant pastor recently announced that he would only give communion on the tongue and his extraordinary minister was instructed to do the same.
A woman insisted on the hand and … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , , , | 83 Comments