Category Archives: I’m just askin’…

Some thoughts on Holy Innocents, Manhattan

Let me tell you a little about Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. I have written about the place many times but usually from the point of view of their upcoming Masses and events.  It has also been my honor to … Continue reading

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Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and (thriving) Benedict XVI sighting

As you know the statue of Our Lady of Fatima came to Rome and returned to Fatima.  I was in Rome the last time she arrived.  Alas, because I am with a pilgrimage I just missed her this time. However, … Continue reading

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Where’s the ‘c’atholic Left’s usual liberal outrage?

Here is something curious. The Holy Father meets with his new Gang of 8, the cardinalatial kitchen cabinet, for – what? – 3 days? Did I get that right? Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, the papal spokesman said that during the … Continue reading

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Tornielli calls into question accuracy of Pope Francis’ interview. Fr. Z asks a serious question.

Andrea Tornielli has a piece today at Sacri Palazzi wherein he calls into question the veracity of Scalfari’s account of the interview with Pope Francis. I don’t have time to translate the whole thing for you at the moment, since … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE? Francis and the ‘c’atholic Left.

Liberals, living in Nephelokokkygia, think that Pope Francis is “teachable“.  When he confounds their expectations and does something Catholic, they say, “He’ll come around.” When he makes sharp negative remarks about radical feminists, they respond, “We’ll guide him him.” And then … Continue reading

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THURSDAY: MSM reports Francis said Church is obsessed about abortion! FRIDAY: Pope Francis talks about abortion!

You saw it all over the MSM yesterday, Thursday 19 September. FRANCIS CRITICIZES CHURCH FOR ABORTION OBSESSION! And endless variations on the theme. The MSM’s message: Pope Francis is saying that abortion really isn’t all that bad. Today, however, I … Continue reading

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The Jesuit General’s selective indignation

The Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Adolfo Nicholas, in an interview issued a blistering criticism of the Obama Administration regarding Syria. The whole text is on the site of Vatican Radio. Here is the summary with my emphases: The … Continue reading

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How to revive a dying parish

For your Brick By Brick file. I had this through email so I can’t vouch for this 100%.  But as Preserved Killick would say, ‘Aye aye, sir. Rectory it is.’ I thought you might enjoy this bit of info. St. Anne … Continue reading

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TV station to broadcast Muslim call to prayer

From WND: An announcement by a television station in the United Kingdom that it will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer daily during the month-long religious observation called Ramadan has sparked concerns by those who point out that the nation’s … Continue reading

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Lighter Fare… not so much. POLL!

It’s starting to feel like this, isn’t it? Be honest, now.   Has it crossed your mind?  Even in a fleeting way?  

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Fishwrap supports the US bishops… once in a while

The Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) today has an article about the US bishops and the hotly debated gun-control legislation. In evidence is their use of a story from the Religion News Service. As the Senate takes up a heated … Continue reading

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Video of programmer’s testimonyabout rigging Vote Counting Machines

Did you see this video? YouTube description: Clinton Eugene Curtis testified under oath, before the Ohio State legislature, that he wrote a program to rig elections. This program would flip the total vote from the real winner to the candidate … Continue reading

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UN election monitors at US polling places?

If this is true, and not some urban legend, I shall be very cross. This sounds also like a foreign policy matter that could be a topic of discussion at the presidential debate. Did the White House get the UN … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If no one is supposed to hurt Muslim feelings, why does the Obama campaign brag about killing OBL?

I was just out running errands and while surfing around on the radio, I heard some of Rush’s show, which I don’t usually hear during the day. A first time caller to any show, who sounded like an older woman, … Continue reading

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What is going on in Brazil with Masons and Catholics?

Rorate has this, but I want to bring it to the attention of as many people as possible… lest nothing be done about it. Keep in mind that Catholics cannot be Masons.  Period.  Masonry and Christianity are not compatible.  As … Continue reading

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