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Gosh!  I get an honorable mention! I am reminded of the hymn written many years ago by the official blog’s Parodohymnodist whose work we have enjoyed and Zuhlio has recorded.  You will recall such hits as “O Come O Come Liturgical Blue”. Here … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Northward bound

To go North I must first go East, rather like starting Mass ad orientem so that you can sing the Gospel to the liturgical north.   I thought my native Minnesota was flat! Had I greater presence of mind I … Continue reading

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Yes, Notre Dame can sink even lower

When you are tempted to think that Notre Dame University can’t sink any lower… From Adam Wilson of the Cardinal Newman Society (check their feed on my right side bar) to my email: This is outrageous, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point (or two) in the sermon you heard for your Sunday “in albis” obligation? I think we could all benefit from points that are not mere clichés about “mercy”. Today is called, in the new-fangled Novus … Continue reading

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Photo portraits of the Pope for offices of the Roman Curia

All the offices of the Vatican Curia have on their walls (often painted in Paul VI Beige) official photo portraits of the current Roman Pontiff (i.e., the boss). When I worked there, the one on my wall looked like this: … 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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Mother Angelica – RIP

UPDATE: For a schedule of the rites surrounding Mother Angelica’s funeral and interment: HERE ___ The amazing Mother Angelica has died.  May she rest in peace. Mother was a titan.  She did things that conferences of bishops failed to do, … Continue reading

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Congratulations Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: New Archbp. HEBDA

My native place has finally received an official appointment of its next Archbishop. He has already been there for a while, the former Coadjutor of Newark, Archbishop Bernard Hebda. He had been the Adminstrator. He is staying as Archbishop. This … Continue reading

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Blog down for a while… why?

UPDATE 24 March: There was another attack today. ____ There was a DNS attack on the blog today. There were 383 pages of log entries from one IP address making multiple queries per second. Just so you know… the devil … Continue reading

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Your (Palm) Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this Palm Sunday? Let us know!

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