Daily Archives: 20 March 2014


BTW… in the North, which is where most of you readers are, it is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, today.  We are interested in this day especially because we date Easter as the first Sunday after the … Read More

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Tensions in the Catholic blogosphere. Wherein Fr. Z opines.

Some discussion is arising in the Catholic blogosphere about, well, the Catholic blogosphere.   This week, for example, the UK’s still best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion column: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I still wonder if my first marriage was “real”.

Life is messy, my dear readers.  We make mistakes.  We get get up.  We go forward, living with the consequences as best we may.  God sees clearly the whole truth and cannot be fooled about anything.  We, on the other … Read More

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The Tablet’s Sourpuss – POLL BELOW!

I wrote HERE about the interview that Archbp. Gänswein gave to German TV in which he spoke, inter alia, about Francis asking Benedict for comments on one of his interviews.  I wrote that the interview reinforces my view that Pope Francis, … Read More

Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, Linking Back, Throwing a Nutty, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , ,

“OTT Dog, getchyer OTT Dog right here!”

As seen in Rome today. I think with the “hot dog and ketchup” you also receive a complimentary copy of the classic Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Ludwig Ott.

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Italian historian goes to the zoo about Francis and “resistance”.

I don’t know what Riccardi is smoking, but it ain’t maduro. From Vatican Insider.  This is a few days old.  I am just getting to it now. Riccardi: “Here’s who’s standing up to Pope Francis” “Vatican Insider” interviews Italian historian … Read More

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