Monthly Archives: December 2011

THE SIXTY-FOUR DOLLAR QUESTION: WHAT IS GRAVITY?

!!!! All my life I have been confronted by gravity.  I do not just mean my tendency to fall to the ground if I lose my balance or to have to sweep up the fragments of a glass or a … Continue reading

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KATHLEEN SIBELIUS REPLACES NANCY PELOSI AS TOP CANDIDATE FOR A CANONICAL PENALTY

!!!! DECEMBER 13, 2011 The Church of Kathleen Sebelius A zealous administration wants to require all health insurance plans to cover contraception, sterilization and drugs known to induce abortion. By WILLIAM MCGURN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL In the church of … Continue reading

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BET ON BERTONE TO BETTER HIS CONTROL OF THE CURIA

!!!! The announcement that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, has acquired the power to screen requests for special faculties from the dicasteries of the Curia is another example of the growth of his power.  The Secretary of State has … Continue reading

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THE CACOPHONY OF CELL PHONE CHATTER

!!!! I love the sounds of silence! I planned on starting a little ranch for my years after retirement so that I could be “far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife!” My planning has paid off; I love the solitude, … Continue reading

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GLORY BE TO GOD FOR DAPPLED THINGS

!!!!  Vermilion Fly Catcher I love all God’s creatures!  Well, possibly with the exception of spiders and feral hogs; although I must admit that the little piglets are cute. I love birds.  Every winter for the past five years it … Continue reading

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A GLIMPSE DOWN “THE BROKEN PATH”

!!!! A glimpse down ‘The Broken Path’ An interview with Judie Brown By Stephanie Hopping EDITOR’S NOTE: Judie Brown is co- founder and president of American Life League, and a three-term member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. The Broken … Continue reading

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THE BROKEN PATH by Judie Brown

!!!! Product Description After five years of exhaustive research, whether heaping praise or burning coals, The Broken Path makes clear not only what can be done, but what must be done to restore our nation’s character, to return our society … Continue reading

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THE ADVENT SPIRIT CAN BE MANIFESTED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

!!!! Gaudete Sunday: Blessed Are the Brokenhearted December 9, 2011 by Gerard M. Nadal http://gerardnadal.com/2011/12/09/gaudete-sunday-blessed-are-the-brokenhearted/ There is a culture among the poorest of the poor, something I came to know almost thirty years ago working with homeless youth in Times Square, … Continue reading

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LITURGICAL DANCE

!!!! Pope Benedict is right!  There is very little justification for introducing ‘liturgical’ dance in the celebration of the Church’s liturgy anywhere except perhaps Africa where there is a long tradition of solemn slow dancing in religious celebrations. If your … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TRY AT FINDING A GOOD DEFINITION FOR WHEN LIFE BEGINS

!!!! My father had a strange saying.  Whenever I was obstinate in pursuing some goal he would remark that my “Idea was not in my head but rather in my foot!”  It took me a long time to figure out … Continue reading

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