Daily Archives: 4 December 2009

Checking out Mystic Monk coffee for the first time

A kind reader recently sent me a bag of Mystic Monk coffee beans. I tried it this morning. This is "Hermit’s Bold Blend". I will have to try a stronger batch tomorrow.  I like a pretty sturdy brew. This was … Read More

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Holy See endorses study analyzing priests’ use of internet

From CNA with emphases and comments: Holy See endorses study analyzing priests’ use of internet Rome, Italy, Dec 4, 2009 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- An international research project is attempting to discover how priests perceive and use the internet. [It’ll … Read More


Bishop Bog Blogger

I have never before seen the blog of His Excellency Most Rev. Terence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa, but I think I will return. This is a guy after my own blogging heart. First, I remember reports from a friend of … Read More

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Feedback from Oxford – first time serving a TLM

From a reader: I just wanted to let you know a bit of good news, I served for the first time at a sung TLM this evening at SS Gregory & Augustine Church in Oxford, England. We have so many … Read More

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Photography/graphics question

For you who are into photography. What software are you using to edit or to create?


Archbp. Nienstedt radio interview on health care reform

I want to direct your attention to an interview on Minnesota Public Radio with the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt.  He is interviewed about health care reform and the increasingly audible role of … Read More

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The Feeder Feed

I was away for a while. Boy, are they glad I’m back! Where ya’ been? Success! Junco. GOT FEED? They eat by your donations!  Thanks for your help in the past.

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The show down!

A little humor…

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America Magazine and a 1960’s revolt against the new translation

From America Magazine with my emphases and comments. I have a "modest proposal" at the end. The piece was written by Fr. Michael G. Ryan, Rector of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA.  Here is something about him from the … Read More

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6 Dec – Lantana, FL (D. Palm Beach) Solemn TLM

From a reader: Dear Father,allow me to bring to your (and your readers’) attention a Solemn High Mass (EF) to be celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2:00pm, at Holy Spirit Church in Lantana, FL.  This will be the first such … Read More

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Let’s Say Thanks to men and women in the military

A reader sent the following: Could you be so kind as to take one minute and send an email card (see below) to the men and women serving our country?  It’s so difficult being away from home anytime but especially … Read More


NPR piece on the resurgence of bishops in the public square

On the site of National Public Radio there is an audio story about the fact that strong Catholic bishop are beginning to regain their voice in the public square. My emphases and comments: On Social Issues, Bishops Flex Political Muscle … Read More

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Resignation of Archbp. of Southwark

His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Finigan, who would be a very good choice as a bishop, posted this about the resignation about his own ordinary, Kevin McDonald, Archbishop of Southwark. The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral … Read More

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A curiosity on the Vatican website about Midnight Mass

An alert reader noticed the following on the Vatican’s website: 24 Thursday Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord Vatican Basilica, at 22.00 CAPPELLA PAPALE Midnight Mass   Interesting.