Daily Archives: 22 November 2013

Thanks, once again, to all of you who stayed home rather than vote

He sure can pick ’em. From LifeSite: Gay teen activist honored by Obama charged with sex crimes against a 14-yr-old boy PHOENIX, November 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An openly homosexual teenager, who was given a position as an “adviser” to … Read More

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Here is something for your “You Must Be Joking!” file. From Portland comes this bizarre story. Portland school sees racism in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches [You can’t make this … stuff up.] In an effort to combat perceived discrimination, one Portland … Read More

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Bp. Paprocki performs exorcism after Illinois governor signs same-sex “marriage” bill

First, Fr. Z kudos to Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois. Bishop Paprocki reacted to the evil decision in Illinois in the way that a Catholic bishop can and ought to react: he prayed.  He fought back against the … Read More

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A closing abbey rescued by lay people

Good story from the STrib. Blue Cloud Abbey monastery sold to group of Catholic buyers from South Dakota and Minnesota Article by: CARSON WALKER , Associated Press Updated: November 20, 2013 – 6:50 PM SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Six Catholic … Read More

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Wherein composer James MacMillan writes about aging hippies and Church music.

I would like James MacMillan to set to music Hopkins’ The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo and also Wilbur’s The Christmas Hymn. In the meantime, from The Telegraph, I picked this up. Too much Catholic church music caters to … Read More

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50th anniversary of a death

50 years ago today, the Christian author CS Lewis died. A memorial stone for him will be dedicated today in Westminster Abbey.  

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Where were you?

I think you know what I mean. I have a clear memory.  I was four.  I heard it on the radio in the car… a Desoto… wiht my mother.

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Pope Francis on our having lost the “sense of worship”. Fr. Z rants and suggests.

From Vatican Insider: “A Temple is a place where we gather to worship God, not celebrate a rite” At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House the Pope said Christians have lost sight of the meaning of worship: “We go … Read More

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GUEST POST: Because boys “get” seconds.

From a reader: My seventh grade boy and I were going through our Friendly Defender Catholic apologetics cards yesterday.  In trying to appreciate and prove John 21:25 (and why the Sacred Scriptures are really only the highlights of Jesus’ life … Read More