Category Archives: Linking Back

Pontifical Council for Culture… winning the minds and hearts of women everywhere!

I have sometimes offered that, were I Pope, I would create two new dicasteries (while axing a bunch of others).  Firstly, there would be a Sacred Congregation for the Dusting of the Holy Doors.  After all, the major basilicas all … Continue reading

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I am in mourning. It’s the end of an era.

I am in mourning. I received this from a reader today. Bugatti Sells 450th and Last Veyron It’s the end of an era (Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday fish and chips cooked in beef fat? POLL: “meatless Fridays”

POLL BELOW! This is a repost of a by now classic here from a few years ago.  It is still useful (and fun). From a reader: I was watching TV last night & on the program they were talking about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lent and the ol’ aligator on Friday dilemma!

I have posted on this in the past, but repetita iuvant as we say in Latin. ORIGINAL: Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Burke clarifies what reasonable people already knew.

My post and comments about what Card. Burke said in a French TV interview received some vigorous responses, some which I declined to post.  His Eminence responded to a hypothetical question … always a little dangerous … about what he might do were … Continue reading

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Audio Books, Red Shirts, and You

In addition to using my Kindle, and using regular books, I also listen to a lot of audio books as I drive or travel or putter about doing chores drinking Mystic Monk Coffee.   I’ve found audible.com has a great … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What sort of candles can be blessed at Candlemas?

Here is an oldie question from a reader… QUAERITUR: If I bring personal candles to the EF mass on Candlemass, must they be made of beeswax? Can they be entirely made of non-beeswax (paraffin)? Not sure if the old regulations … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

This is the Eve of St. Agnes and, therefore, time once again for a PODCAzT I made a while back.  HERE I, fan of poetry that I am, read out Keat’s poem, 42 Spencerian stanzas.  It is torrid and lush, with … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s kindness

Do you recall that, last year, Card. Burke consoled a little boy who was crying because he couldn’t yet receive Communion?  HERE This is somewhat beyond the ken of most catholics, I believe.  They might console a Questioning-status minor not yet … Continue reading

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