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Monthly Archives: July 2011
On the way to the North Shore I had the pleasure of the company of a white and read 1956 Pontiac Chieftain, if I am not mistaken. Very snazzy. And it had some giddyup, too. The priests are gathering for … Read More
Today, in the post-Conciliar calendar, is the feast of St. Peter Chrysologus, “of the golden speech”. I made a PODCAzT about something Peter wrote some years ago for a 1 May Feast of Joseph observance and beginning of the month … Read More
The debt crisis is likened to a Washington Kabuki dance. Oh yah? Let’s just see if it is anything like. In the first video below we have a kabuki presentation of the debt crisis. President Obama appears, with aides, Daley … Read More
I saw this at Acts of the Apostacy and it made me chuckle. The writer muses about what penance in purgatory Catholic bloggers might have to endure. * LarryD – transcribe every issue of the National Catholic Reporter onto strips … Read More
St. Augustine, in one of his tough sermons to his flock, spoke about the heavy responsibility of teaching a message that was hard for people to hear and accept. He invoked the stern warning in Ezekiel 3 about negligent pastors, … Read More
National Review Online a couple days ago had a great piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute. My emphases and comments. The Church as the Bride of Caesar July 27, 2011 4:15 P.M. By Fr. Robert A. Sirico It … Read More
In the National Gallery in London, you will find a painting by Velazquez entitled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. I never fail to visit it when I visit that gallery and that painting when I cross the … Read More
I have been thinking about the priest who was assaulted in Italy and the way the Catholic left treats conservatives and traditionally minded Catholic priests and lay people. Assaults are not only physical and launched by people who are disturbed … Read More
BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST VATICAN CITY, 29 JUL 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for August is: “That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and … Read More
I use my smartphone, an iPhone, to keep up with email, which flows in at a rate I can’t handle, and to post to or moderate this beast of a blog. I use it for some light SMS texting too. … Read More
The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die. The sin of our first parents, … Read More
Here are easy links to some recent posts. First of all: Archbp. Sambi, Papal Nuncio to the USA – R.I.P. Thereafter: WDTPRS – The Doxology, Great Amen, and YOU: The mighty voice of the one True Priest On the priesthood … Read More
I have been avoiding the tar baby of the debt ceiling debate, but I can at least able to say this. I am pretty much fed up and disgusted by most the players involved. “A Pox!”, I cry, “on both … Read More
Here is my latest hecatomb for The Wanderer to which you may subscribe digitally. I worked my way through an examination of the new, corrected translation of the Order of Mass, including the Roman Canon. Then I returned to look … Read More
Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience: From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom. My emphases: 4. […] What manner of man ought [the … Read More
For your Just Too Cool file, comes this from CNS: Jesuits at Oxford find painting believed to be by Michelangelo A painting of Christ’s crucifixion believed to be the work of Michelangelo has been hanging in the residence of a small … Read More