Daily Archives: 10 December 2010

Pray for a priest’s father

A priest and blogger, Fr. Rob Johansen of Thrown Back has recently lost his father rather suddenly. Please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Robert Johansen, Sr.

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A note from a priest and a request for your prayers

I had to share this with the readership: Thank you so much for “What does the prayer really sound like.” [HERE is the PRAYERCAzT for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.] I have been a priest for ten years now and … Read More

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – Collect (200MR):

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”.  This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent.  Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much … Read More

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PODCAzT 112: Winter poems – corrected

Well… I went and did it again.  I made a PODCAzT. And then I screwed up and posted the wrong audio file.   I have now corrected that.  Sorry. I’m not going to say what’s in it other than that there … Read More

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Stunningly dopey editorial

From the Catholic League comes a note about an example of extreme religious illiteracy… or is it just plain stupidity? My emphases and comments. MENORAH IS A RELIGIOUS SYMBOL The Sun-Sentinel, a south Florida newspaper, has an editorial today criticizing … Read More

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Iran: Christian convert to be executed

Pray, please, for our brother Christian Youcef, sentenced to be executed in Iran for converting to Christianity from the religion of peace. Iran to execute Christian pastor for renouncing Islam December 10, 2010 Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old Protestant pastor who … Read More

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WDTPRS: Collect – Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent

The Collect for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent. This is an ancient prayer, found in the Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for Advent. Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, plebi tuae adventum Unigeniti tui cum summa vigilantia exspectare, ut, sicut … Read More

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What is going on in China?

In all seriousness. John Allen, the nearly ubiquituous, fair-minded writer for the ultra-lefty NCR has a piece about what is going on in China. Crackdown in China takes church ‘back to the time of Mao’ by John L Allen Jr … Read More

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I sleepless, or, who you are.

I took a look at who was online. Here is a snap of about that last 10 minutes. The locations are proximate. Willmar, Minnesota Berlin Zagreb, Grad Zagreb Cambridge, Massachusetts Tulsa, Oklahoma Hulshout, Antwerpen Regensburg, Bayern Pogliano Milanese, Lomb… Gunnison, … Read More