Monthly Archives: July 2012

USA Gold, as seen by Pres. Obama?

I can hardly wait until the comments that will be added to photos of Pres. Obama receiving Olympic medalists at the White House. Until then: Nooooo… somebody else won that for them. Seriously, …. WDTPRS kudos to the WINNERS. They … Read More

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31 July: Long-Awaited Olympic Hyper-Excitment Sporting UPDATE!

I know you are all dying for an update on Olympic Team Handball, but before that, let’s return to the past. Last night I saw a little bit of the Women’s (Girls?) Team Gymnastics competition.  I couldn’t help but remember … Read More

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Are you an American Citizen and a Voter?

Check out the USCCB’s “Faithful Citizenship Quiz” if you haven’t seen it already.  

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Sr. Simone Campbell teamed up with Jon Stewart to degrade our Holy Church on TV

I rarely think “comedian” Jon Stewart is amusing.  He has, as a matter of fact, contributed to the coarsening of our culture and he should be ashamed of himself.  He is also deeply anti-Catholic, though he hides his bigotry behind … Read More

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First, remember to use the entry… YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS We can help each other out spiritually in our needs and in the aid of others. Now some recent posts as they scroll along. Minnesota Supreme Court rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ … Read More


Minnesota Supreme Court rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ junk-science used against priest

From Media Report: Minn. Supreme Court Rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ Junk Science Against Priest, Media Yawns Last Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court flatly rejected the psychological theory of “repressed memory” as bogus. The Court declared that scientific studies that have tried … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Options for Divine Office sung in Gregorian chant – ONLINE

There are times when as I work or drive or walk I listen to the Office sung by Benedictine monks. For those of you who would like to get to know more about Gregorian chant, or start a schola, I … Read More

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Just Too Cool: US Flags still standing on the Moon

This is for your Just Too Cool file. As you read this, keep in mind that The First Gay President has killed our manned space program, thus enervating our collective imaginations and making us dependent on those who don’t like … Read More

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Question for readers: free texting from iPhone to iPhone anywhere

iPhone users: please educate me. I have been told that if you have an iPhone running 5.0 or higher, you can text to any other iPhone, anywhere in the world, for free.  Apparently, you must use the app iMessage. Anyone? … Read More

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INDIA: 600 million people without power for 2nd day

Are you ready?  Have you made any preparations for a power outage, short or long term? People think disasters won’t happen to them… until they do. From FNC: Half of India without power after grids fail for second day NEW … Read More

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Bp. Trautman retires, successor appointed to Diocese of Erie

WDTPRS’s worthy opponent, the Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie has now officially stepped aside as the shepherd of that portion of the People of God. I extend to His Excellency Bishop Trautman prayerful best wishes for an … Read More

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“Chicago values”: Card. George, Archbishop v Rahm Emanuel, Mayor

His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago, has published a piece on the archdiocesan website. His Eminence gralloched Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the issue of “Chicago values”. My emphases and comments: Monday, July 30, 2012 Reflections on “Chicago values” … Read More

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QUAERITUR: How to make myself known to the parish priest without being too forward?

From a reader: What is the proper/traditional etiquette for newcomers, particularly those registered in a parish, when it comes to formal introductions to the priest, (specifically British customs if you know them)? I was taught it is rude and improper … Read More

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Dems will include same-sex “marriage” plank in their platform at convention

Are you a Catholic who voted for The First Gay President? Think again. From Politico: Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The … Read More

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Msgr. Steenson of the US Anglican Ordinariate about the Roman Rite’s Extraordinary Form

There was some controversy (HERE) about the position of the USA’s Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for former Anglicans in communion with Rome concerning the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The head of the US Ordinariate, Msgr. Jeffrey … Read More

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Signs of revival

At the site of Catholic World Report there is and interview with author Roger Kimball about his new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (UK link HERE). Within the interview you will find this … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Sitting instead of kneeling during the Consecration.

From a reader: First, thank you for your internet ministry and your tireless promotion of the liturgical use of Latin. My parish is being renovated and Mass is temporarily being celebrated in a nearby university chapel. Since the chapel is … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Does kneeling for Communion show a “spirit of disobedience”?

From a reader: Our new pastor recently published a letter in the bulletin [I’ve cut that out in order to “anonymize” this.] in which he uses the GIRM [General Instruction on the Roman Missal] to argue that those who genuflect … Read More

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Hugh Hewitt at the Napa Institute: Of Catholics and Chick-fil-A

Talk radio guy and “friend and ally of Rome” Hugh Hewitt has a piece in The Examiner. Here in the heart of America’s wine industry, the Napa Institute brings together a few hundred Catholics in the company of many of … Read More

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