Daily Archives: 3 May 2011

Minnesota: Bp. Sirba testifies for defense of marriage amendment

The Catholic Spirit, Archdiocesan newspaper of my native place, has a piece about the testimony in defense of marriage given to the House Civil Law Committee of the Minnesota Legislature by His Excellency Most. Rev. Paul Sirba, Bishop of Duluth.  … Read More

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Of crackit gaberlunzies

I was enjoying some jocular O’Brian references, for I was listening to part of a book as I worked over some tech updates.  I must share a passage.  We are close to the beginning of Treason’s Harbor (book 9 of … Read More

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Brick by brick, literally

Remember Fr. George David Byers?  He is the priest who has begun life as a hermit with the aim especially of praying for priests.   I wrote about him before, HERE.  His web site is HERE. When you are using my … Read More


What is your good news?

Have any great news to report? For my part, I am doing tech updates today.  This will inevitably bring problems, because when you touch any part of the carefully balanced techy house of cards, everything falls apart and it takes … Read More

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QUAERITUR: The smoke of Satan

From a reader: I have a question regarding this document in reference to Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. In Conferentiarum Episcopalium, which was issued by the sacred Congregation of Divine Worship on October 28th, 1974, the use of … Read More

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5 May – Rome – Solemn TLM at St. Mary Major for St. Pius V

For anyone hanging about in Rome on 5 May: On 5 May at 15,30 at the Alta of the Salus Populi Romani in St. Mary Major there will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form to celebrate the Feast … Read More

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When Popes get angry.

I found this on Spirit Daily which doesn’t link here nearly often enough This is an article entitled Bl. John Paul’s former personal secretary, Stanislaw Card. Dziwisz, now Archbishop of Krakow, spoke of two times the late Pope got angry. … Read More

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