Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., or any other Z-stuff – could you send photos?  Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation.! ___ In light … Read More

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How to refute “I was born this way and therefore it is okay” argument

As you know I posted about the controversial back and forth in the Diocese of El Paso. I have just watch a video of a TV "debate" between Fr. Rodriguez and a homosexual activist. The activist put forward the usual … Read More

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Detroit 26 Sept – Benefit Dinner for Call To Holiness

If you are in the Detroit, or even if you are farther away, you might pencil in 26 September. You may have heard of the Call To Holiness Conferences held annually in the Detroit area.   These conferences serve as a … Read More

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Not just the anniversary of martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

Today is not just the anniversary of martyrdom of St. Bartholomew In 79 A.D. — Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae In 410 A.D. — Alaric sacked Rome


The Feeder Feed: feathers

Some shots from the feeder. I have taken to calling this one Moses. This is not a molting thing.  This bird has been coming for a long time and has always had these little tufts. Hummingbirds are also interested in … Read More

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Traditional Confirmations in London

I am happy to report that in London, at St. James Church, Spanish Place, confirmandi will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the older, traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at the hands of Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop … Read More

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Video interview of Msgr. Charles Scicluna: “words of fire”

My friend Greg Burke, the Rome correspondent for Fox News, scored an interview – video interview – with Msgr. Charles Scicluna of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who handles graviora delicta cases. Vatican Prosecutor: Pope Showed “Frustration … Read More

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On remarks of a priest and his bishop in El Paso

Fr. Michael Rodriguez, a priest of the Diocese of El Paso, offered an op-ed piece to the local secular newspaper. It was printed on 2 August 2 in the El Paso Times. Here is the piece by Fr. Rodriquez with … Read More

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SSPX Bp. Williamson v. The Pope of Christian Unity

It seems that SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson is a bit worried.  To his latest piece, which I received by email from a reader, I add my emphases and comments.  Before we start drilling, however, here are a few points to … Read More

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A note about e-mail

I get a huge amount of e-mail every day.  May I plead with you e-mail senders about a few things? Please don’t send e-mails with no subject in the subject line or vague subjects such as "Hey look at this!".  … Read More

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Good news time

Any good news from the weekend? Was there any great point you heard in a Sunday sermon?


Ice cream cones. And.. “They’ll like us when we win.”

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When the Pastor’s away, the DANGERMOUSE will…

Times have changed,And we’ve often rewound the clock,Since the Puritans got a shock,When they landed on Plymouth Rock.If today,Any shock they should try to stem,‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,Plymouth Rock would land on them. In olden days a glimpse … Read More

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QUAERITUR: lay Communion minister wouldn’t bless me

From a reader: Today I attended a mass at my university and had a difficult experience with one of the Eucharistic ministers. I approached with my hands folded in order to receive a blessing (no communion for me this time), … Read More

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New film about 1860 massacre of martyrs in Damascus

Via our friends at Rorate: From Corpus Christi Watershed: Award-winning filmmaker and Watershed staff member Eric Hinojosa has been living in Lebanon, working tirelessly to bring to fruition a documentary film about the Blessed Massabki Brothers, the Emir Abd El-Kader, … Read More

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The statue of Bl. John Henry Newman

Several good things come together in this story from the Birmingham Mail. Statue of Cardinal Newman to take pride of place during Papal visit Aug 18 2010 by Jasbir Authi, Birmingham Mail THE great nephew of legendary Birmingham author JRR … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Received baptism from SSPX – must I be conditionally baptized?

From a reader: I write inquiring about the validity of my baptism at the SSPX. I approached the Roman Catholic Parish in our area and inquired about this matter. The parish priest told me that i will be given a … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Communion, altar rails

A reader sent the following about Q&A in The Catholic Times, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.  Father John Dietzen writes his column for Catholic News Service from his home in Peoria. So, I assume this … Read More

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Fr. Breen retracts his dissenting statement made on his video

I note on the site of CMR that the priest in the Diocese of Nashville, Fr. Joseph Breen, who posted a video some time ago containing his own dissident statements. The diocesan bishop, H.E. David Choby, gave Fr. Breen an … Read More

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WDTPRSer interest in Italian Photography TOUR

A question for the readers: Who would be interested in a tour in Italy focused, pardon the pun, especially on taking photos. Therefore, the places involved in the tour would be pretty photogenic, including the usual places Venice, Florence, Pisa, … Read More

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