Daily Archives: 7 December 2009

PODCAzT 97: Ambrose to a new bishop; In The Bleak Midwinter

Here is a spur of the moment PODCAzT which I put together in record speed!  As I approach 100 PODCAzTs I am trying to figure out what I want to do with these audio projects, change formats, keep going, or … Read More

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9-22 Feb ’10 – Berlin, NJ

I have tentative plans to be in Berlin, NJ at Mater Ecclesiae to help out for a few days.  Not yet concrete.

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Don’t it always seem to go…

For the Paradise or Parking Lot folder I picked up this comment from CMR: Boy, am I missing Bishop Joseph Martino. Does anybody think that Senator Bob Casey [D-PA] would be able to fly under the radar as he has … Read More

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Nooo… Liberation Theology isn’t “okay” now.

Not long ago I was getting e-mails from people about a parish where a speaker identified as a "Liberation theologian" was scheduled to speak. That puzzled me a little. Don’t get me wrong, in a sense Joseph Ratzinger was a … Read More

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Pro-death politician refused Communion

You probably already read this story last May, but here it is again, to refresh your memory. A reader, PR of Adelaide, alerted me to the following from Ille Curator News Service. I have a few qualms about the details … Read More

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Of Duct Tape

I love duct tape. I prefer to call it 100 MPH Tape, as in the military, or, as the Germans call it Panzer Tape… but whatever you call it, it is good stuff. I am presently trying to fix the … Read More

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Initiative for fallen away Catholics

A great initiative reported by ZENIT: Chicago-Area Dioceses to Invite Catholics Home Ad Campaign to Span 21 Counties, 357 Parishes By Genevieve Pollock CHICAGO, DEC. 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The local parish communities of the Chicago, Joliet and Rockford dioceses are … Read More

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Not even the Queen gets a pass… or a passport…

This one, from the Daily Mail, has me scratching my head. Can we see your documents please, Your Majesty… Queen faces anti-terror checks every time she leaves UK By Jason Lewis, Mail on Sunday Security EditorLast updated at 10:08 PM … Read More

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Prayers for a new bishop and WDTPRS: Collect – St. Ambrose

On Friday 11 Dec. in St. Paul, Minnesota, my native place, the Archdiocese is formally saying goodbye to one of its sons, now Bishop-Elect Paul Sirba, who will be consecrated as the new Bishop on Duluth on 14 December. As … Read More

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St. Ambrose: silent reader, croaking crow – beloved of Augustine, hated by Jerome

Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says: 1. Memoria sancti Ambrisii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino obdormivit, sed hac die potissimum colitur, qua celebrem sedem adhuc catechumenus gubernandam suscepit, cum civitatis praefecturae officio … Read More

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