Daily Archives: 25 September 2011

The West Wing and the 2008 Presidential Election

Just as a new TV series has a pilot I have often wondered at the amazing parallels between the last two seasons of The West Wing, which ended in 2006, and the 2008 presidential election.  It is almost as if … Read More


Archbishop by Archbishop in Winnipeg!

From a Canadian Catholic newspaper The Prairie Messenger comes this great story for your Brick By Brick file. My emphases and comments. Latin mass celebrated in Winnipeg By Brenda Suderman WINNIPEG — The pews of Winnipeg’s St. Ann’s Roman Catholic … Read More

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Things are not always what they seem at first glance

Four people, count ’em, four, have sent me a link to a video with Polish titles and voice over from the Vatican TV feed of the Pope’s visit in Germany.  What you see is the Pope moving along a line … Read More

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US Catholic gets nutty about Bp. Olmsted of Phoenix and Communion under both kinds

US Catholic ‘s Bryan Cones became a little hysterical about Bp. Olmsted’s decision to apply the Church’s laws concerning Communion under both kinds in the Diocese of Phoenix. As I understand it, the 1975 edition of the Missale Romanum gave … Read More

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The music at Pope Benedict’s Mass in Berlin

I put together a medley from excerpts of music from Pope Benedict’s Mass in Berlin. I am not making this up. Mind you: I wasn’t all drek. A lot of it was. You can watch whole Mass on demand through … Read More


SSPX German Superior Fr. Schmidberger on Benedict XVI in Germany: Coincidence?

During an interview the SSPX Superior for Germany, Fr. Franz Schmidberger, made and interesting comment about the Holy Father’s visit in Germany.    Original German. He gave an opinion about the style of the Papal Masses. The following is from the … Read More

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