Daily Archives: 6 March 2008

PODCAzT 52: CDF on valid Baptisms, Michael Davies on valid post-conciliar Orders


In this installment , we first hear about the recent pronouncement by the CDF about the validity of baptism using non-Trinitarian formulas.
Then I respond to a listener’s question … Continue reading

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Hearing confessions during Mass in Novus Ordo: yes… licit and recommended by the CDW

In another entry someone asked about my statement that the Congregation for Divine Worship stated that confessions can be heard during Mass and, indeed, it is a good idea in some cases.
Here is the documentation translated from Latin found in … Continue reading

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Austin, TX: TLM at the cathedral – nice article!

Here is a good piece from The Catholic Spirit, from Austin, TX.
My emphases and comments.
Austin Latin Mass community finds home at CathedralCatholic Spirit, March 2008, In Our World
By Michele Chan SantosCorrespondent
The traditional Latin Mass celebrated on Sunday afternoons … Continue reading

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The Remnant: a timely call to support Pope Benedict

There is an interesting article in the traditional bi-monthly The Remnant by Michael Matt about the change of the Good Friday prayers for Jews in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  
The thrust of the piece is that we need to defend … Continue reading

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What’s up with choosing Hong Kong’s Joseph Card. Zen for the Good Friday Stations of the Cross?

Some time ago I wrote that Pope Benedict had chosen one of WDTPRS’s favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun to write the Good Friday meditations for the Popes Station of the Cross held yearly at the Colosseum.  Clearly … Continue reading

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Galileo statue in Vatican Gardens

A statue Galileo is being set up in the grounds of the Vatican Gardens.  The idea is to "close the Galileo affair".   Right.  That’s gonna work.
Still, this is an interesting development.
Galileo statue to be installed at the Vatican
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