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What news did my mail and chat bring me today?

What news did my mail and chat bring me today? Corriere della Sera has, in Italian, Francis’ remarks on the airplane ride back to Rome after his trip in E. Europe. UPDATE: The Vatican Press Office official transcript HERE – … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 16th Sunday after Pentecost (24th Ordinary – N.O.)

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to … Read More

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Francis leaves Hungary – strange hand gestures on departure

Does anyone know what this is about? Is it something he picked up from the crowd? Any comment from the newsies? This is Francis leaving Hungary today. Moderation queue is on.

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Rome Shot 272 (bonus)

Photo by The Great Roman™ What you see here are small format bottles of the delicious beer brewed by the traditional Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy.  There are two kinds, dark and blond, both extravagantly good, especially with cheeses and … Read More

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Of chess and clerics

Out of curiosity, en passant as it were, are there any Catholic clerical chess players among the readership? I don’t mean just clerics who know how to play, but rather clerics who do play.  More often than a couple times … Read More

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“But once you get that first star on, things change.” … “But once you get that miter one, things change.”

I wonder if any of this is transferable to another sphere. But once you get that first star on, things change. Advancement becomes about subjective politics not empirical outcomes. When your next job and your next promotion depends on a … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

UPDATE: THANKS! DR, TS, KA, AR, MM NB: Scroll down for the Latin and English texts for the Blessing of Beer. You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.  And this has been a really tough year for priests, … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 15th Sunday after Pentecost (23rd Ordinary – N.O.)

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to … Read More

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