Monthly Archives: March 2007

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

I love this.  Our own frequent participant Henry Edwards posted this relative to my entry and informal poll on whether or not images and statues are veiled after 1st Passion Sunday (5th Sunday of Lent): I told a local pastor … Continue reading

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Whe’ you at?

Another snapshot from a few minutes ago: (Lot’s of readings in Pennsylvania and New York this time.) Shanghai    [YAY!!!!!!  SHANGHAI!]    Sacramento, California Indianapolis, Indiana Powell, Ohio Louisville, Kentucky Claremont, Slough Winston Salem, North Ca… Saint Louis, Missouri Rome, Lazio … Continue reading

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Last Saturday at 1st Vespers was the time to veil statues and images in your churches (1st Passion Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent). {democracy:5}

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Fr. Z’s 5 Rules of Engagement for When and If the Motu Proprio Comes

A couple days ago I asked someone to send me the text of a piece in The Catholic Herald and, just I hoped, one of you responded!  Thanks.  I found this bit from a piece by Stuart Reid, the Deputy … Continue reading

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Ultra-conservative Tridentine Rite spin doctors

A kind reader sent me a piece from The Catholic Times of 25 March.  It seems to be an editorial or a letter of a columnist named Peter Griffiths against ultra-conservative "Tridentine Rite spin doctors".    I think he means me, … Continue reading

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Motu Proprio is “really really close”

With a serene biretta tip to Nihil Obstat    o{]:¬)     we have this (my translation): The Motu Proprio is "really really close" In the course of a conference held at Montauban (France) last Saturday, Rev. Fr. La Rocque, of the Priestly … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 10: Passion Sunday and Annunciation

Another PODCAzT is available for the 5th Sunday of Lent, 1st Passion Sunday, and also the Annunciation. I read from Pope Leo the Great’s all important Letter 28 to Flavian.  This letter, an excerpt of which is used for the … Continue reading

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New English translation nearing completion?

The whole reason the WDTPRS project came into being in the first place was to act as a foil to the foul old lame-duck ICEL translations of the Mass.  Along the way, what was a humble occasional project in the … Continue reading

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Things are looking up

Things are looking up.    

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A brief “Whe’ you at?”

I was highly amused by three locations of visitors in a long list of places whence you hail. Waidmannslust, Berlin Val D’Or, Pulau PinangBagshot, Bracknell Forest How I wish that were "Bagshot Row".

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More server news and tweaking the blog

I am told by the nice folks at Joyent that you folks have already pushed this blog to half the server’s capacity!! All I can say is KUDOS!!!   Bring it on!  You are fantastic.  Joyent tells me they are moving … Continue reading

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Hand Missal discussion and suggestions

In another entry about timing of an audience given by His Holiness to two cardinals in light of the forthcoming Motu Proprio, people in their understandable enthusaism started posting comments and recommendations about hand missals for use at the older, … Continue reading

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News about upcoming movies

Today on Bill Bennett’s weekday radio show Morning in America I heard from Micheal Flaherty President of Walden Media said that in production now are Prince Caspian of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and also The Screwtape Letters.  I frequently … Continue reading

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Could this be it? Look at the audiences

Something is up. From the Bolletino:     Yesterday evening the Pope received in audience:     His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments;     His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, President … Continue reading

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Confessing sins to the Pope or to Fr. Joe Sixpack?

In another entry I wrote that the Pope will hear the confessions of young people on 29 March at the Basilica of St. Peter.  Commenting on that news item, someone said: I wouldn’t like to go to confession with the … Continue reading

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