Monthly Archives: June 2010

The dark of the moon

Did you see the Partial Lunar Eclipse? I saw on Spaceweather that a photographer in Australia, Geoff Sims, did, and shot some photos.  He put them together to show the outline of Earth’s shadow!

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Theologian says Jesus may not have died nailed to the Cross

From the Daily Telegraph comes this strange story   Jesus did not die on cross, says scholar Jesus may not have died nailed to the cross because there is no evidence that the Romans crucified prisoners two thousand years ago, a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: wrong readings at Sunday TLM

From a reader: At my parish’s Extraordinary Form Mass this morning, the priest, I think accidentally, used the readings and prayers for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost instead of those for the Fifth Sunday. Did this affect the validity of … Continue reading

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Facebook and 5000

Did you know that Facebook only allows 5000 friends? What’s with that? Follow on Twitter, at least…. @father Also… I just discovered that I can create ads on my Facebook page.  Who knew?

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For a friend

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The Feeder Feed

Some shots from the feeder. The expert grape jelly eater. A young male Oriole has found the bonus of a spider in his jelly. Young make Red-Breasted Grosbeak. A not so young male Red-Breasted Grosbeak. A seriously annoying young Hairy … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 106: John Henry Newman’s kindly light

In this PODCAzT we will drill into the Collect designated for the Memorial of soon-to-be Blessed John Henry Newman (+1890). I have as a surprise, a guest appearance by Fr. Timothy Finigan, who will read one of Newman’s famous works. … Continue reading

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LOOK! Up in the sky!

Space Weather News for June 25, 2010 http://spaceweather.com  SPACE STATION IN CONSTANT SUNLIGHT:  For the next few days, the  International Space Station (ISS) will be orbiting Earth in constant sunlight.  This sets the stage for a remarkable sky show.  Because … Continue reading

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Check a new blog on sacred music, Chant Cafe

Allow me please to direct your attention to a new blog of a friend of mine, Mr. Jeffrey Tucker, who is well-known as a Church musician.  He is editor of the journal Sacred Music, which for many years had been … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: washing a shirt stained with the Precious Blood

From a reader: I need immediate advice.  This morning my son spilled the Precious Blood on his shirt when receiving this morning.  There is no sacrarium in the Church.  I brought him home and washed the shirt in cold water … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on liturgy, catechesis, mystery, participation

Pope Benedict recently addressed priests of Rome brought together in the Basilica of St. John Lateran for an ecclesial convention on 15 June. The Holy Father develops some themes that I have been working with and bashing you with over … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput on liturgy and evangelization

H.E. Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver has delivered a talk about evangelization and liturgical renewal. You long-time readers by now have my liturgy speech down pat.   You know what I have to say about Pope Benedict’s … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 105: Augustine on the Baptist; don Camillo (Part VIII)

Today we welcome St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) who speaks to us from a sermon about St. John the Baptist on his feast day, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John. Along the way you will hear a couple … Continue reading

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Newman Society Pilgrimage to England for Beatification

From the communication director of the Cardinal Newman Society: Father, I was wondering if you could assist us with a post on WDTPRS regarding the pilgrimage we are organizing to England for Newman’s beatification by the Holy Father.  The Fathers … Continue reading

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NY – Long Island – Gregorian Chant Workshop 28-29 June

From a reader: Gregorian Chant Workshopfor beginners and advanced musiciansJune 28 (Mon.) & 29 (Tues.) Morning WorkshopWhen: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Mon. & Tues.(9:30am Registration on Monday)Where: St. Anthony’s High School, Chorus RoomFee: $25Evening WorkshopWhen: 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Mon. & Tues.(7:00pm … Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist: notes and oldie PODCAzT

Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: Sollemnitas Nativitatis sancti Ioannis Baptistae, Praecursoris Domini, qui iam in utero matris, Spiritu … Continue reading

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POTUS and fathers

What POTUS stands for: In an official presidential proclamation on the White House web site, he proclaimed: Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step … Continue reading

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Photos with legs

I remember well a conversation with a friend who is a photojournalist.  He said, "It doesn’t make any difference if it is clear.  If you have the photo, it’s gold.  But if it is good…" Image of an era. From … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Marathon Match: Mahut v Isner

Anyone watching this? The match was carried over to today due to darkness yesterday. As I write they are tied 38-38. Records are being set. Longest match in Wimbledon history. UPDATE: Wow… UPDATE: And now 54-54 UPDATE 56-57 Will this … Continue reading

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USA lives to play another day

Goals disallowed… hitting posts…. USA! In case you are wondering… there were no baseball games on at this hour.

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