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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CNA: Reactions to Letter to Chinese Catholics to be studied by Vatican commission

Reaction from Letter to Chinese Church being examined by papal commission Vatican City, Mar 10, 2008 / 10:59 am (CNA).- A commission on the Church in China is meeting March 10-12 at the request of the Pope to examine the … Continue reading

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U.S.Government to Release New Dollar Coins – without ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

U.S.Government to Release New Dollar Coins ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’  is gone! I think I will not accept these coins as change.   UPDATE: 10 March – 16:22: Apparently "IN GOD WE TRUST" is on the coin, on the edge… … Continue reading

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Padded lampposts for distracted texters being tested in London

Padded lampposts for distracted texters being tested in London According to a recent report, human beings are becoming so incredibly stupid that they require cushioned lamppost bases so that when they run into them they don’t mess up their idiotic … Continue reading

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23 April: Card. Castrillón Hoyos to sing a TLM

Classical Rite in Rome with Card. Castrillón Hoyos This coming Wednesday, April 23, Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos will sing Pontifical Mass in Rome according to the usus antiquior at the Church of Santa Croce off Via Flaminia (Via Guido Reni). … Continue reading

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Frontenac, KS: catechesis series on the Extraordinary Form

The Morning Sun in Kansas has a good article on the introduction of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to Summorum Pontificum in. There will be an interesting series of classes in Frontenac, Kanasas. Let’s have a look … Continue reading

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