Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Top Ten 2013 Visits

One might think this is just your average liberal Catholic troublemaking blog, given the traffic we have, and that we used to have. The truth is that most of the people who visit these pages are, by far, planning weddings … Continue reading

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Popedolatry

CNS put up a short interview with the Anchoress today, several months after her book on idolatry came out. (Reviewed earlier here.) CNS struck me as poking a bit with their headline, “Pope Francis craze may be idolatry …” Turns … Continue reading

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Near Misses With the Jesuits: Let’s Spell It Out

As I’ve been making my way through the online Ignatian retreat here, one of the exercises from early on encouraged us to review our lives. One point, as I experienced it, was to lead to a deeper gratitude for God’s … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Mediator Dei

In one of the Chant Cafe threads this week, Kathy Pluth brought out Mediator Dei to explore the notion of participation and to delve deeper into what the council bishops of 1963 might have been thinking when they emphasized active participation in … Continue reading

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Café Participation

Adam Wood and I are getting into a decent discussion on participation at the Café. Adam is a good egg. I think he’s colored somewhat by his surroundings, and takes a little too much time to harp on what he … Continue reading

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Texting Church

ITNOTFATSATHS No – this is not a word, it is a text. What does it mean? In the Name of the Father, and The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Even as a tireless advocate of #chsocm – oh, I mean, … Continue reading

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More Gof8 Reform

What to call the band of “super-cardinals?” Gang of Eight? G8? What kind of symbol for my future posts on that? An octagon? Anyway, this piece seemed to blow up any notion that Pope Francis is dilly-dallying on curial reform. … Continue reading

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@pontifex_ln

You’ve probably already heard that the pope’s Spanish Twitter followers have surpassed those in English. Would you believe that his followers on @pontifex_ln now outnumber those who want it in Polish, and have tied German speakers? Vatican officials were expecting … Continue reading

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Window On The World

The new window is in. I picked up a lot more stuff at the hardware store than I needed for installation. Ah well. The booklet that came with the window said 12 to 30 cedar shims. The measurements and alignment … Continue reading

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A Tidy Right Column

The fifth Vatican II page is now up, Nostra Aetate. Individual posts cleaned up a bit and standardized with indented quotes. Some of the older Vatican II posts were on the original blogspot site. They didn’t always make it to … Continue reading

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Home Prayer on a Baptismal Anniversary

I was cleaning out some files on 3.5-inch disks today. I found something I wrote up for a parish bulletin about eight years ago. Home Prayer on a Baptismal Anniversary Preparation: a Bible, baptismal or other devotional candle, about 5-10 … Continue reading

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Yellow-Green?

The young miss was studying her driver education manual last night. It was left open in front of the family computer. When did they approve these new fluorescent yellow-green signs as an option or replacement for yellow? The manual explained … Continue reading

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A Unique North American Map

Can you imagine a map on which every person counted in the 2010-2011 US and Canadian censuses is represented by a dot? I found the tip on the Universe Today blog. Check it out here. When I zoomed in on … Continue reading

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12-12-12? What About 2012, 2012, 2012?

I don’t really perceive the magnitude of the fuss of yesterday. Maybe it was a big deal for Jesus being found in the Temple. But probably not, eh? I lived through the 12:34:56 moment on 7-8-90. It was an okay … Continue reading

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The Sun Rose Bright Post-Election

It did, literally. In my own backyard. Election Day was a thrill from a civic viewpoint. I arrived at the polling place at 6 o’clock and joined six other workers for a seventeen-hour day. My precinct (I worked my own home … Continue reading

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