Daily Archives: 24 January 2014

VIDEO Spectacular view of the Basilica of Monreale … by drone

After the dreck we have had to wade through lately, here is something of beauty. Here is a voyage within the Basilica Santa Maria La Nuova di Monreale in Sicily, a magnificent 12th c. Normano-Byzantine edifice which must number among … Read More

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Gov. Andrew “GET OUT” Cuomo

This via the delightfully-named Weasel Zippers: More on Cuomo HERE and HERE. And don’t forget THIS about how’s Cuomo’s hand-picked director for Homeland Security used the laser sight attached to his handgun as a pointer during a presentation and actually scanned … Read More

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Reese makes his 6577th mistake

Over at Fishwrap the cracks are widening. They are losing John Allen. They closed the combox. MSW is deeply into logorrhea. They are panicky. Now I see a piece by Thomas Reese, SJ, who was removed from his editor’s position … Read More

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Archbp. Müller nails it in Valencia

Soon-to-be-Card. Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave a talk in Valencia, Spain.  Here is a salient point. From CNA: Archbishop Müller encourages unity serving evangelization, mission […] The Church, he said, “is not … Read More

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Not more Catholic than the Popes

In case you have forgotten already, it’s the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity!  I am sure that you have participated in many meaningful celebrations. In the Low Countries, however, a shadow has been cast over this august occasion. Protestants are … Read More

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Special Thanks to Students

Thank you to the students out there who are using my amazon.com search box to shop for and buy their text books. I have seen quite a few college level text books move through the stats lately. Study well, be … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest set a general parish policy of no Communion in the hand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m in a Novus Ordo Parish . Our assistant pastor recently announced that he would only give communion on the tongue and his extraordinary minister was instructed to do the same. A woman insisted on the … Read More

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