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  Hattip to Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts.     The latest droppings from the mind of Mark Shea:   This mockery of gooey fake piety… June 18, 2016 by Mark Shea 0 Comments is currently circulating on the web.

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Book Haul: Thirty-Eight Dollars

    My bride and I enjoyed going to a used book sale last Thursday that we have been attending for about the last fifteen years.   We spent $38.00. As usual Don the spendthrift purchased most of the books:  

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June 18, 1815: The Noblest Cavalry in Europe–And the Worst Led

  The charge of the Scots Greys scene from the movie Waterloo (1970), one of the greatest of war flicks.  Rod Steiger as Napoleon and Christopher Plummer as Wellington gave bravura performances.   My favorite section of the film:

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Orwell With a Laugh Track

    I am beginning to think that the easiest way to understand this Pontificate is to imagine a screenplay about a papacy written by George Orwell that is also a black comedy.  With furor among Catholics around the globe

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PopeWatch: Now He Tells Us

    From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:     Pope Francis said Thursday that the majority of the words that come “spilling” out of his mouth are invalid because most

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Catholic Priests of Dachau

  A very brave man has died: The last surviving Catholic priest imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp has died at the age of 102, more than 70 years after surviving a Nazi death march.  The Rev. Hermann Scheipers died

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You’re A Grand Old Flag

    Something for the weekend.  You’re A Grand Old Flag sung by James Cagney in the film biopic of George M. Cohan Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  Cohan wrote the song in 1906 after an encounter with a Union veteran

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