Daily Archives: 17 April 2012

Of touch downs and splash downs

Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747. Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity … Read More

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Has SSPX Bp. Fellay SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”? Tornielli says yes!

I have read Andrea Tornielli’s report on Vatican Insider that SSPX Bp. Fellay as SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”.  Italian HERE. Il superiore della Fraternità San Pio X ha sottoscritto il preambolo dottrinale proposto dalla Santa Sede, anche se con … Read More

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The Party which walked in darkness….

It is nice when wives are willing to demonstrate a measure of admiration of their husbands.  This, however, is over the top. It seems that Michelle Obama, during a campaign event in Nashville (NB: “campaign event” may be redundant. Has … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Must I receive Communion under both kinds when offered?

From a reader: “You have written on reception of Communion under both kinds before, I have a question about this. In my diocese Holy Communion is under both kinds. As a lay person is it acceptable to receive under both … Read More

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Bp. Jenky (D. Peoria) unloads about “Judas” Catholics and Pres. Obama

When it comes to Pres. Obama’s attack on the 1st Amendment and his HHS mandate, His Excellency Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky is not kidding around. The Bishop of Peoria has the full text of a sermon he delivered on 14 April … Read More

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Of Vocanos and Vorris. New video on the tectonic shift going on in the Church. (A volcano really is involved. No! Really!)

Here is a new video from Michael Vorris.  He applies his usual soothing vocabulary, squishy analogies, hedging, non-committal indifferentism. If only Mr. Vorris would take a stand on something and start saying what he really thinks! o{];¬) [wp_youtube]GmyI3KmWNXU[/wp_youtube] There. Now … Read More

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QUAERITUR: To clink or not to clink. WDTPRS POLL

From a reader: I had the privilege of attending a wonderful EF Mass for Easter, and on the way back we were engaged in a discussion as to whether whoever is doing the incense is required to try to cause … Read More

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My Eggs Benedict roundup with obiter dicta

To observe both Pope Benedict’s Birthday and National Eggs Benedict Day (coincidence?) I made… wait for it… Eggs Benedict. Thank you to the few, you happy few, who sent donations for groceries.  I thought of you as I shopped and … Read More

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