Daily Archives: 19 December 2014

Request for prayers

I am ill.  I have a lot to do in the next few days. I ask for prayers. UPDATE 20 Dec: The antibiotics start today.

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My View For Awhile: Final Flights Edition

Two more flights to wind up this calendar year. Alas, it has to be one from Orlando. Happily it’s a short hop to the next, and last leg. I think Orlando may be the airport I hate more than all … Continue reading

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Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 10 Comments

Past and present Vatican, Church involvement in Cuban affairs – Status quaestionis

I am beginning to admire more and more the analysis of things Vatican by Andrea Galiarducci, who writes for CNA. He has a status questionis post on Pope Francis and the involvement, past and present, of the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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What kind of priest thought it was good to whitewash, trash statues, tear out altars?

It was a good day for The Catholic Thing today.  Anthony Esolen again knocked one out of the park in an piece in which he talks about reverence. Esolen starts from an interesting jumping off point: Odysseus slaying the suitors, but sparing the … Continue reading

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“Would it really be totally impossible to admit her to Communion?”

Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed. These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution.  There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand. No.  Not … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , | 40 Comments