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About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!

So Shines A Good Deed In A Weary World

Gene Wilder has died. May he rest in peace.

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The Firedrake Jammer

(Don’t listen to it all unless it floats your sampan) You’ll find this little tune playing all over the shortwave bands. It is a traditional Chinese folk music piece. The funny thing is you will find it being broadcast at … Continue reading

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Subsidiarity

This is about the American political system, but I can’t argue with any of the points made, and am sure the principle applies to all nation’s politics.

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The Crystal Set: Part Two

The tuned circuit:  The three pronged thing at the top is the antenna (see here). The curly -wurly thing is the coil. The two opposed bars with the oblique arrow are the capacitor. The symbol at the bottom represents (the electrical … Continue reading

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The Crystal Set: Part One

I received my crystal set (“Foxhole”) radio kit this morning. Like a child on Christmas morning I ripped away the packaging and found these things: I want to concentrate today on the crimson circular thingummy at top right: the antenna … Continue reading

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Baptism Before Birth?

Why cannot a foetus be Baptized in the womb? I know you cannot pour Holy Water over their head three times, in the name of the Father, and of the Son , and of the Holy Spirit, because that child is … Continue reading

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Before The Internet…

…there was shortwave radio! It’s still there if you are interested in hearing things straight from the horse’s microphone, in real time via the medium of voice. Rather than buy an expensive radio and antenna, visit this website instead: http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/Continue reading

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ Homily at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050th anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the … Continue reading

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How To Deal With The Highly Damnable

Terrorists are nothing more than manipulative attention seekers who have lost their souls and humanity by choosing the ends before the means. We must stop playing their game: we need low key and unemotional reporting of their atrocities, coupled with … Continue reading

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Thirteen thousand people attend Tamil pilgrimage at Walsingham

Read the whole story here

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An Open Letter to Cardinal Vincent Nichols Regarding the European Union.

20th June 2016 Your Eminence, I am writing to you not only in my capacity as a politician, but as a fellow member of the Church; that communion of believers in the True Faith which together make up the Mystical … Continue reading

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The Death Of Sister Cecilia

Her joy was accompanied — or perhaps explained — by a profound state of prayer. Read more here.

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A Catholic Firebrand

I had never heard of Ann Barnhardt until last Sunday when she was cited to me as one of those rabid Catholics who have perhaps wandered off the reservation. Fearless disciple that I am, I decided to do some research . I … Continue reading

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The Eternal War

“Put that bloody light out! Don’t you know there’s a war going on?!!” Thus spake countless ARP wardens in Britain during WW2. Night time enemy bombers high above could be guided to their targets by the slightest glimmer of light … Continue reading

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For The Sake Of The Fox

Some years ago, while preparing an asleep patient for major bowel surgery, I blurted out “For fox sake!” This was triggered by some hassle with the equipment I was using. (I have a whole arsenal of euphemistic exclamations with which … Continue reading

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