Daily Archives: 16 January 2012

Archbp. Nienstedt and MN bishops defend marriage, work to overcome opposition – even from priests.

A week or so ago I posted about Archbishop John Nienstedt’s (St. Paul and Minneapolis) initiative to promote a defense of true and natural marriage in an amendment to the State Constitution of Minnesota. His Excellency indicated to the priests … Read More

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Self-healing iPhone case?

For the Just Too Cool file, this from FBN: Nissan has announced the world’s first self-healing iPhone case, which the car manufacturer claims can quickly repair itself when scratched. Developed by the car manufacturer in collaboration with University of Tokyo … Read More

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SOPA killed in House

Today I read in The Examiner that the SOPA bill was killed in the House of Representatives.  I understand that the Senate version, PIPA, is still alive.  It is interesting to see the list of sponsors (by far mostly Democrats) … Read More

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Card. George turns 75, submits letter of resignation (He is still Archbishop of Chicago!)

I read on the site of the Chicago Tribune that upon turning 75 Card. George has submitted his letter of resignation to the Holy Father.  He does not expect the letter to be accepted for at least two years. Can. … Read More

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Question for readers/listeners

If I were to choose to do a regular (for example weekly) video, or audio, podcast, what sort of thing could it be? Email if you have ideas.  I probably won’t respond, but I will read them. You can use … Read More

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Appeal to authorities for Chinese New Year: release of three bishops and of six priests who have disappeared

I hope other bloggers will pick this up and share it with their own readers. Perhaps after reading this you could stop for a moment and say a Memorare for the missing priests and bishops as well as for the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Priesthood and paintball

From a reader: If Father takes the altar servers out paintballing, [That’s a verb?] would it be sacrilege to shoot him during the contests? On the contrary! Shoot him as often as you can. Head shots are preferable.

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Oxford University’s Latin Sermon

Fr. John Hunwicke apparently received permission from Msgr. Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to preach Oxford University’s Latin Sermon from Newman’s pulpit. The text (I received along with it the paraphrase, which is not my rendering): … Read More

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Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican

I didn’t expect this. From the Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican By Paul O’Brien, Political Editor Monday, January 16, 2012 TÁNAISTE Eamon Gilmore’s decision to close the Irish embassy to the Vatican was met with … Read More

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