Thursday, August 26, 2010
In Your Face!
From Chuck Colson: “We’re very disappointed in our track record so far. We’ll try to do better.” Those repentant words are from CBS Television’s President Nina Tassler. And, no, she wasn’t apologizing to shareholders for a bad quarter. According to LifeSiteNews, Tassler apologized at the Television Critics Association a few weeks ago for receiving a […]
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Feast of the Immaculate Heart
From the 1945 Marian Missal: Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary always flourished in the Church, but its first official approval did not come till the beginning of the 19th century when Pope Pius VI approved, for certain religious organizations, a Feast for the Most Pure Heart of Mary. The devotion […]
Blessings During the Communion Rite?
The redoubtable Fr. Z answers this question for the nth time, and the first commenter pointed to an entry in the Adoremus Bulletin which directly referenced a letter by the CDW regarding this matter. Really, I’m posting this as much for my own quick reference as for the reader’s edification. You don’t see this happening […]
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Orwell Called: He Wants His Storyline Back
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed on 9/11. For nine years, they’ve been trying to get a permit to rebuild, and Fr. Constantine J. Simones Waterford is righteously angry. Why would he be angry, you ask? A permit has already been issued to build a 13-story Islamic community center near Ground Zero, that’s why. […]
The Lexington Herald-Leader actually gave column inches to Janice Sevre-Duszynska, who pretends to be a Catholic womanpriest: Uncle Di responds: The title encapsulates her demand: “Don’t equate women priests with pedophiles.” Actually I agree with her (or at least with that short statement of her argument– which, I confess, is all that I read). There […]
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Are We Trads Remiss?
Catholic Culture’s Jeff Mirus, whom I do respect, argues in defense of the Novus Ordo: […] it is absolutely critical to note that the mind of the Church or even of the Pope himself cannot be determined by looking at the writings of a future pope before he became pope. A cardinal’s election as pope […]
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monks Build Caskets, Risk Fines, Imprisonment
There, they’ll really have time for contemplative prayer, Louisiana’s Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors apparently reasons. Can’t stand the competition, guys? Can anyone offer a persuasive argument that coffins are not overpriced? The monks at St. Joseph Abbey offer caskets that are about $250 cheaper than anyone else, and that’s without mass production facilities. […]
Said President Obama about the Muslim observance of Ramadan: These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Let’s parse this logically, shall we? Sharia Law is Islamic Law. Islamic Law is rooted in the Qur’an and […]
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Poor Chris Hitchens
What a sad little man he’s become in his twilight. Brilliant even when utterly sodden (and perhaps by aid thereof), the only thing he’s sorrowful of is that he might not live long enough to read the Pope’s obituary. His reconciliation with his estranged (former atheist, now Anglican) brother raised my hopes just a bit, […]