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My view for a while

On the road.

I feel sort of human. The antibiotics may be helping.
Fairly short flights today and everything seems to be on time.
None of Pres. Obama’s artificial, inflicted, political flight delays … yet.
Yes, this is the book.
Part II:

What fun. Blech.
Still feeling … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order.
I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect I … Continue reading

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Comment Registration, Blank Pages, Banning, Thanks, and You

In order to comment here, readers must register and I must approve the registration.
This is for two reasons.
First, were I not to place this restriction, the combox would be a demonically crazy place.  My traffic here would go to the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I eat insect parts on Fridays?

Since the topic came up elsewhere, I thought it a good idea to revive this question from a reader and repost it:
From a reader:
Do insect products count as meat products, and therefore prohibited on Fridays and other days of abstinence. … Continue reading

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A note on registration (which has been switched off)

I have been under siege by vile spammers who deserve to roast in the deep cinders of hell, as Dr. Maturin would put it.
As a result, I switched off registration for the blog in the hope of thwarting the reprehensible … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s Kennedy wrong about Flannery’s heresy.

Over at the Fishwrap, the National Schismatic Reporter (the paper of record for heretics which has hijacked the name “Catholic”), failed-priest Eugene Cullen Kennedy wrote a thought – not a very good thought – about the Irish heretic Fr. Flannery, … Continue reading

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San Buenaventura in Ventura, California

Thanks to a reader I saw this at Eponymous Flower:
Pastor Determines Latin Mass “Disturbs” Tourists
Edit: We just received a discouraging letter from a friend about a Latin Mass Community in the Los Angeles, California area. There has been a Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Concerning the thumb and forefinger

From a priest:
It is now over five years since I learned to say Mass in the Usus Antiquior. [Hooray!] I have tried hard not to import random bits of rubrical practice into my celebration of the Novus Ordo. [That can … Continue reading

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What the National Catholic Reporter is really doing by calling for an “assault weapons” ban. (Hint: It ain’t about guns!)

The National catholic Reporter always has to be where other liberals are, but they are always a day late and a dollar short.
Now they are calling for a ban on “assault weapons”.  Why?  Because they are running after the wave … Continue reading

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Take the Women’s Ordination Conference! Please?

As we approach the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I just want to give a big shout out to  the folks at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in downtown Washington, DC, for allowing some Catholic girls to jump around in … Continue reading

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