Daily Archives: 4 March 2014

Is your garage door secure?

I saw this at the site of KOAT in Albuquerque:
$1 fix may secure your garage from thieves
Zip-tie fix secures garage from some threats
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —There are dozens of home burglaries every day in New Mexico.
While there are a number of … Continue reading

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Francis Pellverizes™ the Roman Curia

As you know, Pope Francis set up a Secretariat for the Economy (SftE) and has appointed Card. Pell to head it up.   Since this Secretariat will control money it will, if it gets off the ground, be very powerful.  This … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants, slaps some heads

Under another entry, someone posted:
I am losing hope.  I wish I had a time machine to look 100 years into the future and see what happens.
We are on the threshold of Lent.  This is a time of spiritual warfare.  This … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do indulgences listed in the old ‘Raccolta’ still apply today?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering whether or not old indulgences granted under the old rules, for example, in the Raccolta, expire or are superseded by the new rules of the Enchiridion Indulgentarium. That is, it is my private belief that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TEOTWAWKI, Sacraments, Documents and You

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was thinking about a plan for my family for TEOTWAWKI and I immediately thought of how we would find a priest during that time. I wonder if Rome or dioceses have instituted any plans for major disasters. … Continue reading

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Of Roast Beef, Rat Excrement and You

From the always interesting Laudator.  This seemed appropriate for Shrove Tuesday:
Roast Beef
Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Don Quixote in England (London: J. Watts, 1734), p. 14 (from Act I, Scene VI):
When mighty rost Beef was the Englishman’s Food,
It enabled our Hearts, and … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day upon which many would seek to be “shriven” before the beginning of Lent.   In other words GO TO CONFESSION!
It is “Fat Tuesday”.  When the discipline of Lent was more serious in the Latin … Continue reading

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