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Daily Archives: 3 February 2009
A friend tipped me to the Administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, H.E. Most Rev. Robert J. Herman. It is posted on LifeSite. He was remarking on the Pro-Life Mass held in their cathedral. In his comments he said … Read More
I sadly pass along the news that Michael Dubruiel, a Catholic blogger and speaker, has died. I hope you will, with me, pray for the repose of his soul. I will say Mass tomorrow for his intention and for his … Read More
Let us pray for the Pope. Pray that he has strength and clarity of mind to resist the pressures lining up against him. Pray that he not feel too isolated or that he ought to start making odd gestures here … Read More
A pattern is emerging. Line up powerful forces who scream outrage and with furrowed brow shake their heads in concern before cameras and mics. The MSM, both willing lapdog of the elite and paradoxically their impresario, turns it into news. … Read More
This just in about Card. Kasper from Reuters: Top cardinal says Vatican botched Holocaust affair By Philip Pullella – Tue Feb 3, 6:51 am ET VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The cardinal in charge of relations with Jews has acknowledged that … Read More
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The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has a piece in Il Giornale today about, what else, SSPX Bp. Williamson and the Jews. The great Fabrizio kindly did a rapid translation for us. A conspiracy against the Pope behind the negationist bishop By … Read More
Indeed, the Redpolls have come. Yesterday I spotted this new (to me) bird, flock of them actually, at the Sabine feeders. You readers instantly illumined my mind by informing me that this is the Common Redpoll. They are a bit … Read More
I am sure this is some sort of joke on the saint’s part, but whenever I get my blessing on St. Blaise Day within days I get a sore throat. Still, it is a lovely custom which we should foster. … Read More
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Many people have sent me notes about the new auxiliary bishop of Linz, Austria. The left wing is going nuts over the appointment of this "ultra-conservative". A kind reader translated an article from German, which I share with you here: … Read More