Monthly Archives: December 2019

NYC Day 1: Italian Sauce or Gravy

Yesterday’s travel was complicated by horrid weather and even more horrid construction around LGA. “When will you have an end?!?”, cried Julius II. I hope the new airport is a masterpiece of design. I’m not holding my breath. I understand … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 10: “Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Advent. Today we hear part of a radio broadcast made my Joseph Ratzinger in 1980.  He is speaking on St. Nicholas Day, which is past, but “light” is the … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke

Yesterday we had, in Madison, a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke. The Mass was at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, executed through the agency of the TMSM. Alas, I was very tired … Continue reading

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STUDIES: When highly developed cultures undergo sexual revolution and license they collapse with monotonous regularity within three generations

I am posting this mainly for bishops and priests to read over and ponder. I know… I know… “I’m tooooo busyyyyy to reeeeead anything morrrrrre.” No, not this time.   You should pay attention to this one. Here is something, frankly, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? For my part, I heard Card. Burke, at our parish, during our Pontifical Mass at the Throne. I’ll … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 09: Head and heart

Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday in the 2nd Week of Advent, this year – in some places – the transferred Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We hear the Sunday Gospel today with a comment by Dom Prosper Guéranger in … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Gotham Assault

I’m on my way to NYC for friends, museums and an event. I saw this alarming sign in the airport. My markup. Who else is listening? SkyNet? One step closer. UPDATE WELCOME TO ALBANY! Except I’m supposed to be at … Continue reading

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Happy 14th Birthday, Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. Today is the 14th anniversary of this blog. This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 08: “How beautiful thou art, O Lady”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, this year the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Today we hear some wisdom from Fr. Patrick Troadec about Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God [US HERE (English) – UK (French original) HERE].  Also, … Continue reading

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More homosexualist rubbish from – wait for it! – German bishops!

And more from Germany… it’s always Germany… The story in German at KathNet. Bischöfe mit Wissenschaftlern einig: Homosexualität ist etwas Normales Ist das lehramtliche Verbot praktizierter Homosexualität noch zeitgemäß? Ist Homosexualität eine normale sexuelle Ausrichtung? Ist eine sexuelle Beziehung nach … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 07: “O Come Redeemer of the Earth”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today we hear some wisdom from Meditations for Each Day, by Antonio Card. Bacci [US HERE – UK HERE]  I give you also an hymn about the Incarnation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I think that Benedict XVI on purpose didn’t resign the papacy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have become increasingly convinced by those who say that Pope Benedict XVI purposefully performed an invalid resignation of the papacy. Does this belief potentially place me in a state of serious sin? I do not … Continue reading

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Reflections on the symbolism of the altar rail or Communion rail and some practical suggestions

At Crisis Austin Ruse has a thoughtful piece about altar rails.  He writes: […] It seems to me that among the most harmful innovations that happened in the Church at mid-century was doing away with the altar rail and caving … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 06: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today Fr. Patrick Troadec offers us notes in From Advent to Epiphany [ US HERE (English) – UK (French original) HERE] and we hear about pointing out and illuminating the texts in … Continue reading

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Stepping on the Third Gear

Tonight, I heard of this story for the first time.  As I was flipping past something I figured would be boring I heard the word “peloton”.  Since I avidly follow the Tour, I clicked back and saw that the company that … Continue reading

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