Daily Archives: 8 January 2007

Participatio Nonsensio

If you care to, you can “sign” your name (how that’s done electronically, I’m not sure) to a document that tries to grease the wheel for the supposed upcoming motu proprio which will liberalize the usage of the 1962 Missal. … Continue reading

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Another Beauty Contest

Nothing of Angelina Jolie in these images. But you can vote on your favorite piece of eye candy from the surface of the planet Mars. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m rather partial to this nice sunset. The Martian “blueberries” … Continue reading

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Mars Life Missed?

The last casualty of a Viking may have been 1976, not centuries earlier. Geologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch believes NASA’s life-seeking experiments on the two Viking landers may have drowned and killed the Martian life it was looking for. In the ’70s, … Continue reading

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Record Reading

One of the other fourth grade classes–not my daughter’s–at our parish school. From the Catholic Key. I’m less cool with it being part of a promotional gimmick for Walden Media, source of the quite excellent film version of Charlotte’s Web. … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 17

And Orientalium Ecclesiarum 17 gives us some guidance on holy orders, including the restoration of the permanent diaconate, as earlier directed in Sacrosanctum Concilium. In order that the ancient established practice of the Sacrament of Orders in the Eastern Churches … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 16

Some regulations on the sacrament of penance: Owing to the fact that the faithful of the different individual churches dwell intermingled with each other in the same area or Eastern territory, the faculties for hearing confessions duly and without restriction … Continue reading

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Angelina: Mary or Liberty?

They’re going ga ga over it at Philip Blosser’s web page. Actually only one person is. You decide. Here’s Angelina Jolie as model for the Blessed Mother by artist Kate Kretz: And here’s the obverse of the US Double Eagle … Continue reading

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