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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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- ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?
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- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Daily Archives: 11 May 2009
The Holy Father at Yad Vashem. Present were President Shimon Peres, Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin, President of the Council of "Yad Vashem" Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. He lit a flame and left a wreath, met with survivors and … Continue reading
Do any of you have and use a Kindle? or plan to get the new Kindle DX? This sounds like an interesting device. It is super flat and is meant to bridge the gap between reading from papers or books … Continue reading
A few days at St. John’s on the East Side
I may be in NYC for a few days!
I should be in Grand Rapids, MI for a few days.
Meet Mrs. Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You can how the beaks of the Pine Siskins and Goldfinches are shaped to dig seeds out of thistles and other plants with small seeds. This guy hasn’t found the birdbath yet. Finally… PENJING REPORT Penjing … Continue reading
The Holy Father’s speech at the "Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center" in a meeting of people representing different religions in the region of the Holy Land. Of note are his comments applicable to inculturation and also the internet. My emphases … Continue reading
Vatican Press Office Statement regarding unscheduled Remarks by Sheikh Tayssir Attamimi during the Inter-religious Meeting at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Centre Statement of Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Press Office of the Holy See: "The intervention of … Continue reading
Sorry, folks. Don’t know why.
I imagined something would happen to create tension. No surprise that something controversial would happen during the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land, right? This is in from the Jerusalem Post. Sheikh attacks Israel, pope walks out Chief Islamic Judge … Continue reading
Someone sent a photo of her son receiving 1st Holy Communion. Nice! The world keeps turning and we must keep turning toward the Lord.
On his blog Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, Philip Blosser offers the following interesting commentary. You should definitely go over there and read the comments that follow, but this is worthy of discussion here. My emphases and comments. Revisiting the … Continue reading
My friend John L. Allen, Jr, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded correspondent for the dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a report with reflections on the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land. My emphases and comments. Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel Especially in light … Continue reading
Here is an interesting piece from Catholic Culture. My emphases. Prominent rabbi urges Pope to say Jews need not convertMay 11, 2009 The co-chairman of the Bilateral Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See is urging … Continue reading
The fine Italian language blog Rinascimento Sacro has an interesting post (my translation). Canizares: either Ranjith or a BenedictineAndrea Tornielli The illness of the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Card. Canizares, now well overcome, caused the delay of … Continue reading
Here is a list, thanks to Sober Inebriation 70 Bishops so far 1. Bishop John D’Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend2. Cardinal Francis George, Chicago3. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Galveston-Houston4. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee (–> NYC)5. Archbishop John Nienstedt, St. Paul-Minneapolis6. Archbishop Eusebius … Continue reading
From CNA: English-speaking priests called to Rome for ‘Year for the Priests’ seminar Harrisburg, Pa., May 10, 2009 / 08:41 pm (CNA).- In honor of the 223rd birthday of St. John Vianney, two of the largest English-speaking associations for parish … Continue reading