Daily Archives: 10 March 2008

Turning a parish “eastward” in South Carolina

IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW! At the parish of St. Mary in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, the pastor, Fr. Jay Scott Newman, is helping his people get re-oriented… liturgically. He is shifting them to ad orientem worship. He has been carrying on … Continue reading

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Empty holy water fonts during Lent… GRRRRRR!

Lately I have read some items about the blogosphere that the dopey practice of removing holy water from stoups during Lent, and even dopier practice of replacing holy water with sand or dirt, persists in some places.  I once had … Continue reading

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As per a request

First, the Ten Commandments of Driving. Now, updated Seven Sins. And as per the request of the American Papist, who wanted the original text…. A colloquio con il reggente della Penitenzieria a conclusione del Corso per confessoriLe nuove formedel peccato … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Card. George crowns an image of Christ… traditionally

There is some video available from the coronation of an image of Christ at the Institute of Christ the King’s church in Chicago.  His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago, did the honors. Part I [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5yU5V3Jsmg] Part II [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpCtI47yCkQ] … Continue reading

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Starting anew … O’BRIAN!

I have begun making my way through the Patrick O’Brian series again.  Huzzah! I can’t always be reading Ambrose, Augustine and Missalia Romana, after all. We begin with Master and Commander. It has been some years since I have read … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession – reprise

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession   o{]:¬) We should…   1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;   2) …wait our turn in line patiently;   3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few … Continue reading

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RSS feed complaints

I got this by e-mail: Since February 25th my RSS feed reader has only been pulling down the first three lines of text from your blog posts.  Prior to 2/25 all of your posts would appear with the full text … Continue reading

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Pray for priests

A tip of the biretta  o{]:¬\  to The Deacon’s Bench for the following from Clerical Whispers. The emphases are mine. Saturday, March 08, 2008 Sotto Voce…Ó Mo Chroí My dear friends, it is not for me to write here in … Continue reading

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WDTPRSers: the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards

WDTPRSers… the voting is now open for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards. WDTPRS is in most of the categories, toward the bottom of the all the lists, with the title "What does the prayer really say". Would you in your … Continue reading

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News developing about the Transalpine Redemptorists

I got this via e-mail: Father Zuhlsdorf,   You might be interested to know that the Transalpine Redemptorists, a group affiliated with the SSPX and refounded in the 1980s at the request of Msgr. Lefebvre, has issued a statement in … Continue reading

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