Monthly Archives: August 2015

ACORN promotes the Black Lives Matter thing

Remember ACORN? Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now It was morphed into all sorts of affiliated groups. It seems that ACORN is involved in the hate-promoting Black Lives Matter thing… and therefore, probably, killing cops. From the Washington Times or … Continue reading

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Rename Washington DC while you’re at it!

So the First Gay President is now renaming mountains. It isn’t to be named after a Republican President anymore. Wasn’t Washington DC originally the place of the Nacotchtank? I demand that the District be renamed! Nacotchtank DC!

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ASK FATHER: Prayers for a sick pet

From a reader… My 10 year old Golden Retriever is in rough shape. How far is too far when praying for pets? What is a Catholic to do when his pet is sick or in danger of death? Is praying appropriate? I’m … Continue reading

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Church Music: sacred and… not so much

I received the latest issue of Sacred Music today.  May I recommend that you subscribe?  HERE  There is so much good, artistic and sacred music that we could use in our liturgical worship.  Alas, so much of what we hear is unworthy of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!” – Texas Deputy Murdered for being LEO

This is all over the news now. Though I am a little late on this, I ask for your prayers for the officer and his family. From FNC: The alleged gunman who murdered a Texas deputy unleashed 15 shots at … Continue reading

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CAPTION CALL

You might recognize one of these clerics (I saw the photo on Facebook and couldn’t resist). I think they are saying their office using phone apps. Caption, anyone?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know!

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me). Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations. Welcome aboard recent … Continue reading

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Nuns On The Bus III: Another tired sequel of the Magisterium of Nuns

From super-liberal RNS: New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda […] “Obviously, Pope Francis’ message is exactly what we’ve been doing for 43 years,” Campbell said. “Having that affirmation is hugely supportive.” But, she … Continue reading

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My View For While: Domum

Again… back to home and hearth.   Well… home and hot plate. UPDATE:  Well that was pretty dreadful. Now for Round 2.   

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WDTPRS – 22nd Ordinary Sunday: images of armies

The Collect for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  See also the 6th Sunday after Pentecost. COLLECT – (2002MR): Deus virtutum, cuius est totum quod est optimum, insere pectoribus nostris tui nominis amorem, et praesta, ut in nobis, religionis augmento, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Getting TLM things for a priest

From a priest… I am a priest in good standing in the Archdiocese of ___. I have been trained in the offering of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, but unfortunately I do not have the means to get all the items … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: healths, hands and the finger

This Sunday’s Collect for the Extraordinary Form survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used in the Ordinary Form on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent.  Figure that … Continue reading

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Confused about Pope Francis? You have company!

William Oddie has an interesting piece at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald (represented recently by Crisis which is growing in my estimation) about Pope Francis’ modus operandi. If you are confused sometimes about what Pope Francis does or what he says… … Continue reading

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He’s back! Fr. Byers returns from silence

It is good to see that – after a hiatus – Fr. George David Byers is back and up and running on these interwebs. His new blog is Arise! Let us be going! To set the mood, at this time … Continue reading

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