Daily Archives: 1 February 2016

Prefect of Cong. for Bishops says more priests now decline becoming bishop

I have a priest friend who has 30+ reasons on his list for why he doesn’t want to be a bishop.
[UPDATE: I was informed that the list is presently at 42 reasons for why he doesn’t want to be a bishop. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to play himself in a movie… uh huh. POLL

UPDATE 2 Feb:
See below…
____ ORIGINAL  Published on: Feb 1, 2016
From Variety (not The Onion… not Eye of the Tiber):
Pope Francis will play himself in the new religious movie “Beyond the Sun,” marking his acting debut and the first time that a pope … Continue reading

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@BishopCoyne to start a digital Catholic High School

Bishop Christopher Coyne of Diocese of Burlington is setting up a “digital Catholic High School”.  Intriguing, no?
Here is a part of an interview he did at Aleteia.
Your diocese — Burlington, Vermont — announced plans to open the first Catholic online … Continue reading

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New NBC (anti-Catholic) Show Takes Shot at Priests

From the Catholic League

New NBC Show Takes Shot at Priests
February 1, 2016
Bill Donohue comments on a slur against priests in NBC’s new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”:
“My job’s to prove they felt up kids …”
That’s how “Father Jude,” … Continue reading

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A few things… with a special message for IOWA

A few things..
Those of you in Iowa… no matter the weather, please go caucus.  I suggest that you caucus for Bernie Sanders even if you are GOP or other.  Operation Chaos!
Are you as annoyed with PDFs as I am?  It seems … Continue reading

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St. Ignatius and Bl. Ludovica – Beauty differently manifested

My Roman Curia calendar today shows that it is the Feast of Bl. Ludovica Albertoni (+31 Jan 1553).  My (Novus Ordo – 2005) Martyrologium Romanum listed her yesterday, the day of her death, otherwise known as her dies natalis, her birthday into heaven.
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Candlemas Poetry – and also Candlemas Eve

Today is Candlemas Eve, and tomorrow is the Feast of the Purification.  We call it Candlemas because, with the references to light in the liturgy, we bless candles.
Here are some poems for Candlemass
First and foremost, making a reference to the removal … Continue reading

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