Daily Archives: 20 October 2010

Something in the Air, I fear

Hmmmm New Macbook Air.

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Which titular churches will the new Cardinals receive?

Cardinals are the Pope’s special Roman clergy.  Historically they were the deacons and priests of diaconal and presbyteral “titles” (parishes) of Rome, while the cardinal bishops were bishops of little dioceses nearby.   The College of Cardinals is still divided into … Read More

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National Catholic Reporter bitter about CARDINAL Burke (I repeat … CARDINAL)

His Holiness of Our Lord Pope Benedict XVI has seen fit to name Archbishop Raymond Burke a Cardinal of Holy Church. The National Catholic Fishwrap is not very pleased. They won’t take the swipe directly.  They use surrogates. Tom Roberts … Read More

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Death of a comet and meteors from Orion

From Spaceweather: SUNDIVING COMET: A newly-discovered comet is plunging toward the sun for a close encounter it probably will not survive.  The comet is too deep in the sun’s glare for human eyes to pick out, but it is showing … Read More

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What is your good news?

Holy Church had some good news today. Do you have good news of your own? My good news includes the replacement of the Sabine electrical box, which was so eccentric that it was going to burst into flame at any … Read More


Fr. Sirico’s advice to the Tea Parties

With a biretta tip to CatholicVote this is from Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute.  Find the original on The Detroit News. Tea party must define ideas Father Robert Sirico If the recent analysis by the New York Times on … Read More

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Where you are

Here is a snap shot of some of the places readers are coming from over the last few minutes. These are in some cases approximations.  I also cut out vague references such as “United States”. Lake Mary, Florida Rootstown, Ohio … Read More


“Oh won’t you staaaaay… just a little bit longeeeerrr…”

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald comes this interested piece to which I add my usual E&C. The Catholic group in the Church of England’s General Synod has called for traditionalists to stay, claiming that they have … Read More

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For tech oriented readers: Fr. Z getting rid of an iPhone 3GS

Anyone want to buy a black 32GB ATT iPhone 3GS with Apple Care still on it (until September 27, 2011)?  It is in great condition.  I have two cases for it, one dark blue, the other Say The Black and … Read More

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Statement from soon-to-be Cardinal Burke

Archbp. Burke released a statement on having been named Cardinal. From St. Louis Review: Statement by Cardinal-designate Raymond L. Burke on the announcement of the consistory for the creation of Cardinals. I am deeply humbled and honored by the announcement … Read More

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Big Feast coming this Friday!

What are your plans for the big feast day on Friday? Friday 22 October is the feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia were a pair of 9th c. virgin martyrs in Huesca, Spain.  They were born to a Muslim father … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Was Latin the “vernacular”?

From a seminarian: A brother seminarian and I recently attended one night of a parish mission of sorts led by a renowned Catholic musician. In one tangent mentioning the newly corrected translation of the Missal, he stated how the Mass … Read More

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Observations about new cardinals

WDTPRS kudos to the new Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. I was especially pleased that  Archbishop Ranjith was on the list.   And though it was no surprise, what a pleasure to see Archbishop Burke’s name there as well. I … Read More

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