Monthly Archives: August 2008

The best Sarah Palin line so far!

Our friend Cacciaguida (one of the best online handles I have ever seen) has an interesting post about GOP VP candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) – who she is, what she has done, and what people are saying about her. … Continue reading

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In port, a voyage well-completed

I just picked this up from The Inn At The End Of The World, and I find it ironic, for reasons I shall explain forthwith. Saturday, August 30, 2008How To Tell When You’ve Read Too Much Patrick O’Brian Instead of … Continue reading

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Some Sabine views and news

I recently had the pleasure of a guest for about a week at the Sabine Farm.  And when there are guests, I cook. The Sabine Farm has been quite lovely these days, with cool morning, warm days, and – for … Continue reading

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Gustav – a prayer

Graciously hear us, O Lord, when we call upon You, and grant unto our supplications a calm atmosphere, that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may, by Your protecting mercy, experience pardon. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Brand new priest, Fr. Spinelli! Ad multos annos!

Fr. Blake informs us that now Fr. Aaron Spinelli has been ordained!  He is a friend from Rome and a fine fellow. The diocese of Arundel and Brighton rejoiced today at the ordination of Father Aaron Spinelli to the priesthood.Father … Continue reading

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“Clarifications” from Archbp. Wuerl! Priests of Washington DC preach on human life

I received a copy of a letter sent out by His Excellency Most Reverend Donal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC to the priests of the Archdiocese. It is, I believe, his response to the remarks of Speaker of the House … Continue reading

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Latin wymynpryst hymns

The Mulier Fortis is spreading scandal.   This is starting to get amusing… er um… really serious.  o{]>:¬( She posted this on her blog,  Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa… … Oh dear, what have I done? I may have led other traddy … Continue reading

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List of bishops who responded to Speaker Pelosi

I said that bloggers must unite in a cause.   The cause is keeping the Communion – pro-abortion Catholic politician issue in the public eye. Diane of Te Deum Laudamus is doing a great service by aggregating the response made by … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 16th after Pentecost – COLLECT

Here is a part of a column I wrote for The Wanderer to which you ought be subscribing._______________ This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 22nd Sunday of the Year – COLLECT

Here is some work I did a while back on the Collect for the Mass for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  It was originally in The Wanderer. COLLECT – (2002MR):Deus virtutum, cuius est totum quod est optimum,insere pectoribus nostris … Continue reading

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Reactions to Speaker Pelosi keep coming

Folks, we mustn’t forget the grand scale of scandal committed by Speak of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Meet The Press. News cycles are short these days.  It would be easy to let this scroll off the public … Continue reading

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Left side-bar

Take a moment to vote for WDTPRS for the Bloggers Choice Award… if you haven’t done so already, … pretty please? Thanks! “But Father! But Father! Where? How?” Left side-bar. I am in a movie theater for some R&R and … Continue reading

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Irritated by something I hear repeated

I am irritated by something I have heard over the last couple days. The pols and newsies keep talking about the anniversary of "giving women the right to vote" in the USA. No! Women always had the right to vote.   … Continue reading

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I bet she knows what “gralloch” means

Perhaps the new GOP VP candidate, Sarah Palin (R-AK) will be available to explain to Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) when human life begins. And I bet she knows what "gralloch" means, too!

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That ol’ time religion

Our friend Fr. Ray Blake over in Brighton has a wonderful photo: I saw this in a sacristy over the summer, and was impressed! There is nothing quite like old time religion.

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Archbp. Chaput on Fox News about Speaker Pelosi

UPDATE: We now have the video! Neil Cavuto of Fox News just interview the Archbishop of Denver, His Excellency Most Reverend Charles Chaput.  He spoke about Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s serious errors about the beginning of human life made last Sunday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Pelosi parody songs

[uc] I just got a wonderful Pelosi parody song from the Official WDTPRS Songwriter, Timothy the Parodist. I am waiting for the final version and I’ll post it! UPDATE from Timothy the Parodist: Nancy singing I left my heart in … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Augustine of Hippo

Augustine died on 28 August 430. Sometime before the early 8th century, Augustine’s remains were translated from N. Africa to Sardinia for fear of desecration. It is possible that St. Fulgentius of Ruspe took Augustine’s body to Sardinia. Fulgentius had … Continue reading

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Bp. Murphy of Rockville Centre on Nancy Pelosi’s errors about human life

His Excellency Most Rev.  William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, wrote in the Long Island Catholic about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) erroneous and scandalous remarks about the Church’s teaching on the beginning of human life made on … Continue reading

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A seminary teaching men to “Say the Black, Do the Red”

I got a nice note via from a seminarian (edited): Hi Father Ive just started as a seminarian in ____ , to begin training for the _____.  In all the negativity that surrounds many seminaries nowadays, i thought id send … Continue reading

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