Monthly Archives: August 2008

When travelling far for Mass is sooo haaarrrd!

Thanks for a kind reader, I learned of this story from CNA.  I present it to those of who who think that traveling a distance to Mass is sooo haaarrrrd: Young African woman crawls 2.5 miles to attend Sunday Mass … Read More

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QUAERITUR: What to wear when serving Mass

I received a question via e-mail: Father,Recently we have been trying to introduce the Tridentine Mass to my parish, and fortunately we now have a new priest who is open to tradition. We have yet to overcome several obstacles, including … Read More

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PODCAzTs on Augustine and on Catholic pro-abortion politicians

Here are some of my PODCAzTs during which I talk about St. Augustine 067 08-07-29 St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)047 07-10-25 Augustine on how to pray; how to treat newcomers at the older … Read More

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Augustine and Monnica at the Sabine Farm

I have some precious relics in the chapel of the Sabine Farm. 

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George Weigel about Obama, Pelosi, Biden on human life

This excellent piece is from George Weigel in Newsweek: The Democrats and the Abortion Wars Are Obama and Pelosi dodging the life-and-death question? George WeigelNewsweek Web ExclusiveUpdated: 8:38 PM ET Aug 25, 2008 A few years ago, Richard Doerflinger, a … Read More

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Denver: TLM in the Cathedral to express gratitude

A reader alerted my to this wonderful news from Denver:    Tridentine [oops] Masses at the cathedral to commemorate anniversaries By Roxanne King Two anniversaries related to the Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that was used before Vatican II, will be … Read More

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AP: Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic theology

The MSM is finally noticing that Speaker Nancy Pelosi fell into a theological outhouse where she has, so far, remained now for days. Here is an AP story with my emphases and comments. Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic theology … Read More

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Univ. of Notre Dame and the TLM

I got this from a reader: Notre Dame’s weekly Tridentine Mass will be starting up again this weekend (for more information, see the Campus Ministry website). Note the later Mass time which, while still far from ideal, will hopefully make … Read More

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Auriesville: “Pilgrimage for Restoration”

I got this note via e-mail.  Reverend and dear Father, you and the faithful of your community are cordially invited to participate in the 13th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration, September 24-27. <www.national-coalition.org/pilgrim/> Perhaps you would be so kind as to … Read More

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De abortu (1974) and Speaker Pelosi

I got this by e-mail, and it is worthy of wider reading: De Abortu (1974), in footnote 19, says: "This declaration expressly leaves aside the question of the moment when the spiritual soul is infused. There is not a unanimous … Read More

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The politics of colors

I think I’ve worked it out. On the first night of the Democrat Convention, the color palette was all blues.  The stage and trappings: all blues.  Michelle Obama, wife of the candidate, shows up in blue and speaks here piece. … Read More

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St. Monnica avoided alcoholism

From Serge Lancel’s Augustine, the best biography I know of the great Bishop of Hippo (p. 8 ff – emphases mine): Before devoting himself entirely to Mother Church, as he approached the age of forty, Augustine had had a concubine … Read More

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The Hill: GOP demands Pelosi apologize for mangling Catholic teaching

This article from The Hill was sent by a reader on The Hill: GOP demands Pelosi apology for abortion comments By Bob Cusack Posted: 08/27/08 01:24 PM [ET] DENVER — House Republicans are demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) apologize … Read More

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What Does Augustine Really Say? (What does Pelosi not understand?)

Catholic dissenter and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thinks she can use a 1500 year old sound bite from St. Augustine (+430) to confound the clear teaching of the Catholic Church on when human life begins. We need a … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT 44: St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians

Here is an Oldie PODCAzT about St. Monnica, whose feast is celebrated today in the post-Conciliar calendar. _______________________ Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. … Read More

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BLOGGERS UNITE! Keep shaping the conversation on pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

For the last few days we have been focusing our attentions on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), VP candidate Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), et. al., and reopening the issue of Holy Communion for pro-abortion Catholic politicians. The Catholic blogosphere has been … Read More

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Exceptionally good article on the pro-abortion politician issue

This excellent piece from the gentlemanly Sandro Magister of Chiesa deserves your close attention. My emphases and comments. Obama’s Pick for Vice President Is Catholic. But the Bishops Deny Him Communion The reason is that Biden is a staunch abortion … Read More

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Newspaper of Archd. of SanFran on Speaker Pelosi

This is in the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s newspaper: Pelosi’s nationally aired abortion comments "disgraceful’, "incompetent", "incredible" USCCB corrects House Speaker’s views as "misleading" and outdated By Rick DelVecchio Catholic and conservative commentators reacted with outrage and disbelief to House … Read More

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Consider

Consider that the USCCB the Cardinal Archbishop of New YorkCardinal Archbishop of PhiladelphiaArchbishop of Washington DCArchbishop of Denver all issued statements to correct and redress the falsehoods about Catholic doctrine on the beginning of human life stated on network television … Read More

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Pelosi’s spokesman responds with more gobbledygook, quotes Augustine again

Speaker Pelosi is deep in it now. I am still looking for a link, but Amy reports that Brendan Daly, Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman issued a statement about her remarks on Meet The Press:     “The Speaker is the mother of … Read More

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