Daily Archives: 22 August 2014


First, help each other out with your prayers: YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Also, STUDENTS, PARENTS: Text Books, Back To School, and You Next… MOVIE – When The Game Stands Tall – ACTION ITEM! [!] WDTPRS 21st Ordinary Sunday: the smoke of … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Moment: One Hit Wonders (and a digression)

I saw something in a TV segment while doing some chores in the Steam Pipe Distribution Center about the show hosts’ favorite “One Hit Wonders”. You know what those are, right?  Some artist has one big hit and is virtually … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Of “rubber bullets”

ORIGINAL: Aug 19, 2014 @ 12:02 Something both funny and serious at the same time. A HuffPo reporter at Ferguson, MO spotted some foam earplugs on the ground and thought they might be rubber bullets.  I think he was probably eager … Continue reading

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If you are anywhere near Manhattan… I received this by email: Tonight (August 22nd, 2014), after the 6pm traditional Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents, there will be another prayer vigil for the Christians in Iraq and Syria. … Continue reading

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USCCB Pres. Archbp. Kurtz comments on Obama Admin’s slithery new HHS mandate rules

The Obama Administration’s war on religion continues unabated. From Catholic News Agency: Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader: We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions? We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions? Right off the bat, we can all improve … Continue reading

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A note to bloggers and to those who register

First, to registrants: Because my registration form and combox are under constant assault by spammers, I use the “About You” field in the registration form to sort out potential problems.  Use that form and demonstrate that you aren’t a spammer. … Continue reading

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MOVIE – When The Game Stands Tall – ACTION ITEM!

When I was at the recent Napa Institute Conference, we were offered an early screening of the new movie with Jim Caviezel called When The Game Stands Tall.  I wrote at that time: I saw an advance screening of a movie with Jim … Continue reading

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