Monthly Archives: March 2016

Day 1-2: The Land Of Cotton

When you see Spanish Moss, you know you aren’t in Wisconsin anymore.

Having been scooped up at the airport, we drove even farther South until I was in one of the most dangerous places on your planet… where massive oil refining … Continue reading

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Pedilavium: the next phase

Via the often amusing ignatius his conclave:

The following announcement recently appeared in L’Osservatore Romano:
Radical changes are being made to the Rite of Pedilavium (Foot Washing).
Previously the rite was celebrated with twelve men on Holy Thursday. The Holy Father having now … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

From a reader…
My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of the whole easter season? What about just the octave?
Pay attention, in … Continue reading

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More queer Jesuit antics

Via California Catholic Daily:
New Santa Clara theology dean opened IgnatianQ Conference [?!? – This must be part of the nether-side of the rock movement to “queer” theology.  No, really.]
On March 24, CalCatholic published a press release from the Jesuit Santa Clara University announcing the appointment … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Tornado?

As I drive across the state to another airport… a cheaper airport… I am listening to weather reports about possible tornados where I am going. Great.

MKE is a strange airport.  But this sign at TSA was fun.

Nice club.

I have just … Continue reading

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Biography about Mother Angelica

To decompress, I’ve been reading more 18th c. nautical fiction and some feudal Japanese murder mysteries.
However, since the passing of Mother Angelica there is this.

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ACTION ITEM! Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising – RED

Here is a shot of one the intrepid staff at Gammarelli cutting fabric for the cope.

This reminds me of the famous Moroni portrait of The Tailor which hangs in the National Gallery.    It is an interesting painting, because Moroni depicts … Continue reading

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Whole-cloth speculation on my part

Now posted at
Mass of Christian Burial
4/1 12 PM ET
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al.
Well… I said it was … Continue reading

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What I think of the election cycle this year.

I am getting ready to vote (early) in the Wisconsin Primary.

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Some reactions to Mother Angelica’s passing

CNA has this about reactions to Mother Angelica of the Annunciation’s death.
Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica’s death
Vatican City, Mar 28, 2016 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica’s death falling on Easter … Continue reading

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