Monthly Archives: November 2011

“All of Life is Advent”

I just downloaded the Kindle edition of Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and   Prison Writings 1941-1944 by Fr. Alfred Delp.  Fr. Delp was imprisoned by the Nazis and held in solitary confinement. He was tortured and executed on February … Continue reading

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Dinosaur on Ice

This is very clever. H/T Mark Shea

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Catholic Diocese of Orange Buys Crystal Cathedral for $57.5 Million

Oh my. Why? I don’t think this ugly monstrosity can possibly be “flipped to resemble anything like a Catholic holy space. Deacon Greg has the details: “In the end, 2,000 years of tradition carried the day. An Orange County bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Marriage Unique for a Reason

The US Bishops have a new site up: From the Home Page: Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! What is marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child … and the role … Continue reading

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St. Albert the Great

Theologian. Scientist. Philosopher. Teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. Excerpt from the New Theological Movement: “It is a very common mistake, even in Catholic academia, to give the title of Doctor Universalisto St. Thomas Aquinas – I have seen this not … Continue reading

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“Love for Jesus and His Church Must be the Passion of Our Lives”

H/T Rocco Palmo Here below, the fulltext of the Presidential Address given this morning by the USCCB chief, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. “Love for Jesus and His Church must be the passion of our lives!” My brother bishops: … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Fire at Camp St. Malo

Camp St. Malo is a Catholic Retreat center in the Colorodo Rockies. Pope John Paul visited it in 1993. But it brings back fond memories for this deacon’s wife. When I was a junior and senior at Bishop Machebeuf High … Continue reading

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