Daily Archives: 16 June 2010

A Met moment

Back at the Met I just emerged from the Picasso exhibit – whom I loathe – feeling the need to wash. I was consoled by a Caravaggio at the exit. I must now dash back into time as quickly as … Read More


QUAERITUR: Strange baptism: priest says words but deacon pours water

From a reader: So Father, this weekend I attended the baptism of my cousins daughter.  The PRIEST said the words properly, BUT this perfectly healthy priest was NOT baptizing the child, the "DEACON of the word" was doing the pouring … Read More

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Social Networking

What social networking doohickeys do you use? I have, of course, Twitter  – @fatherz    Add me to your list, if I am not on it already!  It would be nice to see a spike.  I find Twitter the most useful … Read More

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Is there a campaign to block Card. Pell’s appointment as Prefect for Bishops?

You can bet even the hint that Australia’s Cardinal Pell might be the next Prefect for the Congregation for Bishops made liberal blood run cold. Lately we have read rumors that Cardinal Pell is ill, that Cardinal Pell did this, … Read More

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Problem over Paris Pork Party

I suspect that, with the growing tensions, there will be some open conflicts soon. This from Reuters with a biretta tip to Sancte Pater: Paris bans open-air “sausage & wine party” over Muslim concerns By Laure Bretton PARIS (Reuters) – … Read More

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