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INDIA: 600 million people without power for 2nd day

Are you ready?  Have you made any preparations for a power outage, short or long term? People think disasters won’t happen to them… until they do. From FNC: Half of India without power after grids fail for second day NEW … Continue reading

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I STAND WITH BENEDICT

A reader sent me a link to a short video made by some faithful young Catholics in Italy in support of Pope Benedict XVI.  The group is “Noi per Benedetto“.  We are for Benedict. It’s in Italian, but check it … Continue reading

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Pro-abortion bigot group attacks Catholics in Hell’s Bible paid ad. Catholic League explains.

From the Catholic League: FRONTAL ASSAULT ON CATHOLICISM MARCH 9, 2012 BY ADMIN Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Never has there been a more vicious anti-Catholic advertisement in a prominent American newspaper than the one in today’s … Continue reading

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Readers in Iowa: Caucases

Any Iowans around here today? Are you going to caucus tonight?

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New wish list item

I couldn’t find a way to put this on my wish list, so I am putting it here.

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Pope Benedict talks about “New Evangelization”

From CNA: Pope believes secularized nations can become Christian again Vatican City, Oct 15, 2011 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Today Pope Benedict XVI told over 8,000 Catholics involved in the “new evangelization” that he has every confidence they can … Continue reading

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Conversations we have to have about Communion under both kinds.

The debate about U.S. bishops making the decision to follow the Church’s laws about Communion under both kinds continues. We need a conversation about several points.  Let us today limit ourselves to one (which means we don’t need the introduction … Continue reading

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Archbp. Dolan on meatless Fridays and external signs of our Catholic identity

His Excellency Most Rev. Timothy Dolan of New York City has an interesting post on his blog The Gospel in the Digital Age.  I would like to support something important he raised. Keep in mind that Archbishop Dolan has a … Continue reading

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Request to readers: churches closing, moving church buildings

I remember reading a story about the moving of a large church building in the USA, from the north to the south.  I can’t remember the details, but I am sure one of you will. Let’s imagine together for a … Continue reading

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HELP! Fr. Z needs some sports equivalents

I am comparing the forthcoming Instruction Universae Ecclesiae to a baseball no-hitter, rather than a perfect game. What would be the equivalents for perfect game and no-hitter in other sports? I am especially interested in analogous accomplishments in cricket and … Continue reading

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Is there no connection between personal holiness and vocation performance?

Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate. The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A … Continue reading

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Technical question: USB ports/hubs

There are never enough USB ports, are there? For you savvy readers, what are the upside/downside of adding additional ports internally to your PC rather than simply getting another external hub. Also, do you know of any really good external … Continue reading

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Why we needed Summorum Pontificum: Reason #746589

A reader alerted me to this. I am not making this up. From Inquirer.net of Luzon in the Philippines: Nuns dance to get recruits in Baguio City By Elmer Kristian Dauigoy Inquirer Northern Luzon BAGUIO CITY—Never too old for “Toyang.” … Continue reading

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A “post hoc ergo propter hoc” observation

There were attacks on Christians in Egypt. The Pope spoke out against attacks on Christians in Egypt. The Egyptian government resented the Pope. Where is the Egyptian government now? I’m just askin’….

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Wherein Fr. Z asks a question, directed especially at bishops.

Under another entry, in a comment, a participant here raised an interesting question. Many of us Latin Mass attendees have boys who also have affection for the “Beauty” of the Latin Mass … , and many of these young men … Continue reading

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