Monthly Archives: December 2015

Your Christmas Sermon Notes

Were there any good points in the sermon that you heard for your Christmas Mass of obligation? Let us know. I spoke on the propositional causes or elements of circumstance of the Incarnation, the quod quia quoniams.  And I took … Continue reading

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D. Madison: Tabernacles must be moved to center of sanctuaries

For your Brick By Brick file. More great news from the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C Morlino. This comes by way of the liberal (for Madison a tautology), secular newspaper the WSJ.  My emphases and comments. At area Catholic … Continue reading

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What was the Star of Bethlehem?

I want to remind the readership of a cool DVD (sent to me last year by a reader) and website wherein a good argument is made about the Star of Bethlehem. What was the Star of Bethlehem, anyway? Surely it … Continue reading

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Sandro Magister reinstated at Holy See Press Office

You might recall that Sandro Magister was stripped of his credentials at the Holy See Press Office.  They have been reinstated. At the risk of making a post hoc ergo propter hoc error, I note that his rehabilitation did not occur … Continue reading

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Ongoing, post-Synod attempts to undermine indissolubility of marriage

I have this from a theologian friend.  He put together this summary of issues surrounding the last two Synods of Bishops on the Family and the current plots to undermine Catholic teaching concerning the indissolubility of matrimony. Read carefully.  He pulls … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick – Houseling cloths installed!

Do you recall that I asked for help to determine a good way to attach houseling cloths on a Communion rail?  HERE  Many of you came through. By the way “housel” is a Middle and Old English word for “Eucharist”. … Continue reading

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17 May: National Catholic Prayer Breakfast – Card. Sarah!

Did you all see the great news? His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah is the keynote speaker at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this yet.  HERE I know where I will be on 17 May 2016.    

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Card. Sarah, Bps. Slattery, Conley, Morlino on “ad orientem” worship

I hold with Klaus Gamber and others that the turning around of Mass, to celebrate versus populum was the single most damaging thing to our Catholic identity.  I hold with Joseph Ratzinger and others that we need to return to ad orientem worship. … Continue reading

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The story of the Civil War – VIDEO

A couple months ago I rewatched Ken Burns’ series on The Civil War. I see that there is a new Civil War series.

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Church security and ‘active shooters’

In light of current events and probable future threats, I put a few reading items on my wishlist relating to security for churches.  Most of it seems to be oriented to and written by evangelicals.  However, some of these people have a … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news that you can share with the readership? I’m sure that there are many good things and graces to report on out there.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

This is a little late, but … was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation?  Let us know. Can you remember the sermon after more than 24 hours?

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Of the deaths of stars and souls

This is just too cool not to share.  From APOD: My emphases and comments: Explanation: It’s back. Never before has an observed supernova been predicted. The unique astronomical event occurred in the field of galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223. Most bright … Continue reading

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SUPER COOL: Baseball player who was a spy in WWII

Do you have a friend or loved one who is a baseball fan?  A student of WWII? This book would make a great gift. A reader alerted me to this via email… one of the coolest things I have seen for a long … Continue reading

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HEART WATCH! DAY 5: His Hermeneuticalness’ Health UPDATE

Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 5 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” I had a note from Father, liberated from THE MINDRAY, saying that he is now dealing with something else… … Continue reading

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