Monthly Archives: January 2014

From the Northern to the Southern Cross

From APOD:

Go there for the explanation.  I think you can click on the image above for a larger version.  Then go buy some coffee and enjoy their whole archive.
 

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Do It Yourself Edition!

The Post Communion of today’s Mass, on this 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, is spectacular:
Quos tantis, Domine, largiris uti mysteriis: quaesumus; ut effectibus nos eorum veraciter aptare digneris.
Let’s see if you, perhaps collectively, can do something along the lines of my … Continue reading

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Francis hopes women in the Church will be more…”strand-like and cutting”?

There are times when, try as I might, I have no idea what – or whom – Pope Francis is talking about.  I am not alone.
I had a few requests to explain something that Francis said to a group of … Continue reading

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“On the wings of a dove” – A sign from above?

Do any of you remember my anecdote about the unusual appearance of a raven during the “inaugural” Mass Pope Benedict XVI celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in 2005?  HERE

During the Angelus today, “peace doves” were released by Pope Francis in … Continue reading

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Linking Back, Pope Francis | Tagged , , , , | 61 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Sunday Mass?
Let us know.
Today I mentioned, inter alia, the spiritual works of mercy.  Most of you know them by heart, of course, but perhaps there are some young’uns who … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pudding and Glock edition

I have had a few inquiries recently about Fr. Z’s Kitchen.
Frankly, I haven’t been doing much cooking. The most extravagant thing I have made for myself recently is a grilled cheese (cheddar) on rye. Yum… but not exactly thrilling.

On the … Continue reading

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More on Cuomo’s bigotry

A cartoon by Ramirez:

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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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Posted in Just Too Cool, Look! Up in the sky!, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

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

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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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Posted in Lighter fare, Pope Francis, The Drill, Vatican II | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

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

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“Theme Mass” hijinx

For your Say The Black – Do The Red file comes this from the sometimes amusing Eye of the Tiber:
San Francisco, CA–Citing a lack of time and energy, as well as feeling the “total absence of the liturgical muse,” local … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Newly discovered ancient Byzantine edition

A reader sent me a link to an article at The Mail about a newly discovered mosaic floor of a 1500 year-old Byzantine church some 30 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel.
There are lots of photos available, but here is one … Continue reading

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Fr. Hunwicke on “The Big Lie”

I hope hereby to draw the readership’s attention to the blog of Fr. John Hunwicke, Mutual Enrichment (olim “Liturgical Notes“).  In particular Fr. Hunwicke posted two entries:

(Crypto)Lefebvrianism (1)
Lefebvrianism (2)

Since I have often been – much to my amusement – accused … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, Vatican II | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Amusing, in a nauseating, slimy way.

Any time I come into even tangential contact with MSNBC I feel the need for a shower.
This, however, shows just how blinkered those blighters are.  From Examiner.com:
MSNBC host shocked to learn Pope Francis opposes abortion
For liberals, abortion is the closest … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Lighter fare, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 25 Comments

Sad. Was this inevitable?

The fruits of Vatican II continue to enrich our lives.
From Clerical Whispers:
Oldest Benedictine convent in United States to close
The members of the oldest Benedictine convent in the United States have decided to close their convent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. St. Joseph Monastery in … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices, Vatican II, Women Religious | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

VIDEO: Brit Hume’s super opinion piece on abortion

Last night I heard Brit Hume’s opinion piece on FNC.  I am glad there is a video.
Do have a watch.  It is worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEs4pD9Dn14&feature=player_embedded

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