Monthly Archives: December 2010

Advent: We Prepare for the “Breath of Heaven”

This is lovely. Amy Grant sings Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song). H/T Deacon Greg. The lyrics are posted below the video. I have traveled many moonless nights, Cold and weary with a babe inside, And I wonder what I’ve done. … Continue reading

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Einstein Was Right, You Can Bilocate

The UK newspaper, The Independent, asserts that Eisntein was right, you can be in two places at once. “A device that exists in two different states at the same time, and coincidentally proves that Albert Einstein was right when he … Continue reading

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The Pope in the United Kingdom

The Pope’s recent Apostolic Journey to the United Kingdom was, by all accounts, quite successful.  The charming Irish Dominicans have a brief discussion on the Pope’s address at Westminster Hall. They are so young and so faithful.  Most baby boomers … Continue reading

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Ireland and Abortion

It seems that the early reports on the European Court of Human Rights ruling was  misleading.  I wrote about it here. It is not as bad as initially reported. “The December 16 decision by the European Court of Human Rights … Continue reading

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O Antiphon: O Key of David

Update: Scroll down for the chant on You Tube. O Clavis David (December 20) O Key of David (Apoc 3: 7) Scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no man closes; you close and no man opens (Isa … Continue reading

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4th Week in Advent: Run To the Lord

In Sunday’s gospel Matthew quotes the prophet Isaiah: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” Monsignor Pope has an Advent reflection posted. He reminds us that … Continue reading

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The Star of Bethlehem:The Scientific Evidence

“The Star of Bethlehem may have been caused by movement of planet Jupiter, scientist claims. The appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, which in the Bible guides the three wise men to Jesus’ birth place, can be backed up by … Continue reading

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O Antiphon: Root of Jesse

Well my attempt at an Advent Retreat with  St. Alphonsus Liguori is a total bust. I  am trying, but I am just not connecting. So let us segue to meditating on the O Antiphons for Advent. Today we mediate on the … Continue reading

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The O Antiphons of Advent

Yesterday, December 17th, we began the great O Antiphons of Advent. It was also my son Sean’s, gulp, 37th birthday. I am definitely not old enough to have a son that old. Here is the scoop  on the O Antiphons … Continue reading

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Ireland Forced To Make Abortion Legal

This is terrible and it goes against the will of the Irish people. The Irish Times reports:Irish abortion laws breach human rights, court rules “The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Ireland has failed to properly implement the … Continue reading

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