Daily Archives: 1 August 2014


Just when I was on a high from getting the Japanese version of the famed “Internet Prayer” – Qapla’! – my spies came through with an audio recording in KLINGON! Maybe they finally got that old sub-space communication array fixed. … Continue reading

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The other day I reported that I finally had an Tagalog audio recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer”. HERE At that time I said that I was still waiting for a Japanese version. One of you came through! Thanks! … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus – No worries! Right?

I hear that victims of the highly infectious and contagious Ebola Virus are being brought to these United States.   Pray for these poor people.  It’ll be the first time this deadly and highly infectious and contagious virus will be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I attend or avoid a civil marriage of a Catholic?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it wrong for a Catholic to attend a wedding that is a civil ceremony only….even if she is my sister? I know you are very busy…answer if you can…I apologize for asking a question that … Continue reading

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First of the month “thanks” to donors and senders

Here’s a quick note of thanks to those of you who have regularly contributed donations especially through the monthly “subscription” feature. You are a real boost to me. Thanks. Since it is the first of the month, if this blog … Continue reading

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VIDEO 1950 – Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral

A reader sent me a link to some 1950 Pathé film of a Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral, London. Check out the TWO cappa recessional at about 5:15. It skips around a lot and there are patches with no audio, but … Continue reading

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Cong. for Worship considers (’bout time) more dignified “Sign of Peace”. POLL

I have posted polls about your feelings about the “Sign of Peace” during the Novus Ordo. I saw this today at CNA: Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 05:01 … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. Catholic Encyclopedia St. Francis, as you know, repaired three chapels. The third was popularly called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion, dedicated to St. Mary of the … Continue reading

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