Monthly Archives: October 2012

My View For A While

I have boarded what has been dubbed The Hurtling Tube Of Flaming Death for Roma, and I am settling in for a boring few hours. As the great Roman Fabrizio – I think it is his turn to buy lunch … Continue reading

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Prager on “Why a Good Person Can Vote against Same-Sex Marriage”

Dennis Prager has a good post called: Why a Good Person Can Vote against Same-Sex Marriage Changing the definition of marriage is bad for society. By Dennis Prager I love this paragraph: The history of left-wing policies has largely consisted of … Continue reading

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A canonist explains something about can. 915 & can. 916

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, is back at it after his synodal  sojourn in Rome. A recent offering: Catholics, Communion, and Controversies by Dr. Edward Peters Controversies over participation in holy Communion by Catholics publicly at odds with Church … Continue reading

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Inspiring video of a Black Pastor about the Democrat Party platform

Here is a video from just after the Democrats’ Convention. WOW! If only our own bishops would speak with this clarity and righteous anger. Watch and learn. [wp_youtube]7_FrySY8oYM[/wp_youtube] Note his explanation of how insulting to black people it is to … Continue reading

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Recent Posts and Thanks

Here are some posts, as they scroll along off the board quickly. First: Your Urgent Prayer Requests And… VP Biden’s last ditch effort to fool Catholics. Revolting. Card.Cañizares: “It is normal to use the 1962 Missal.” Some Civics! In the … Continue reading

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VP Biden’s last ditch effort to fool Catholics. Revolting.

From LifeNews: Pro-Abortion Biden Claims He’s a “Practicing Catholic” In New Ad by Steven Ertelt In a last-ditch effort to get Catholic voters to support pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, who also backs abortion, has released a new … Continue reading

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Card.Cañizares: “It is normal to use the 1962 Missal.”

From Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider: Cardinal Cañizares explains why he agreed to preside over [not just “preside over”] Saturday’s mass for faithful from the “Una cum Papa nostro” pilgrimage, in St. Peter’s Basilica ANDREA TORNIELLI “I gladly accepted to … Continue reading

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Some Civics! In the case of an Electoral College tie…. Fr. Z POLL!

POLL BELOW What happens if, in the presidential election, both candidates wind up with the same number of Electoral College votes? WaPo has some scenarios HERE. Review: Popular vote does not elect a President as it does Representatives to Congress … Continue reading

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Meme Mass?

And this on the day I wrote about the Knox Bible.  Life is funny. The amusing Eye of the Tiber has this: Washington, DC––Citing a need for the Church to “reach out to its estranged youth,” the International Commission on … Continue reading

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Lutheran Ordinariate?

Could there be an Ordinariate for former Lutherans in a way similar to those for former Anglicans? It is hard for me to see how. Perhaps it could be possible. From CWN: The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting … Continue reading

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Baronius Press beautiful new edition of the Knox Bible

While preparing my post about Faith Magazine, I saw an article about Ronald Knox. That reminded me that Baronius Press recently sent me a copy of their new, beautifully bound, edition of Knox’s translation of the Bible. US HERE and … Continue reading

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Memento mori!

Over at the amusing and often useful blog Art of Manliness there is a post about Memento Mori art. “Memento mori!” means, “Be mindful of death!” or “Don’t forget that you are going to die so repent, confess your sins, and live … Continue reading

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Faith Magazine – a great resource!

Do you know about Faith magazine? Faith is assembled and published as an actual magazine in England.  It is also offered entirely for free online.  Online you get the whole thing, not just selected articles. Faith, the magazine, is associated with the … Continue reading

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A critical look at the Synod and its aftermath

From The Catholic Thing comes a piece by Robert Royal in which he looks with a critical eye at the closing propositions of the Synod of Bishops. My preface: The problem with criticizing the Synods of Bishops is that, by … Continue reading

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An unexpected place in an unexpected place!

I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.) I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of … Continue reading

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“This was a big storm … “

This evening I was chatting by phone with a priest friend about, inter alia, American novels.  Of course the great American novel came up.  Hemingway came up, of course, in that context.  Though we did not ultimately settle on a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Diocese asking everyone at Mass to extend arms and “bless” the priest

From a reader: Diocese of Albany is asking all Mass attendees to participate in ritual of extending our arms and praying and blessing the priest who just said Mass.  Part of their “Called by Name” vocations pitch. I didn’t hold … Continue reading

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Discussion: Airline trips, flights, cancellations, weather, passenger rights and options

I am supposed to fly to Rome on 31 October (thank you, dear readers). In light of the terrible weather, can we have some discussion here, based on your experience and good knowledge – please don’t just add anecdotes, but … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why He “rose again” in the Creed when we know Christ only rose once?

For some reason I have received questions similar to this one several times, so I will drill into the matter anew… again… um… From a reader: Why do we say “rose again” in the Creed when Christ only rose from … Continue reading

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Transgendered Scripture readings

Liturgiam authenticam is in force. We have receive a revision of the euchological formulae for Holy Mass in the Novus Ordo. What about the lectionary? Does anyone think the Lectionary needs some work? An irritated priest friend sent about the … Continue reading

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