Daily Archives: 19 March 2008

S. St. Paul, MN – St. Augustine’s Church: Triduum – 1962 Missale Romanum

Sacred Triduum will be celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum at St. Augustine’s in South St. Paul, MN. Holy Thursday – 8:00 pmGood Friday – 7:30 pmVigil of Easter – 11:00 om  I think because the priests for St. Augustine … Continue reading

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Marshalling his energies….

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict will reduce his activity at this week’s Good Friday procession by watching most of the service from a vantage point instead of walking around Rome’s ancient Colosseum, a spokesman said on Tuesday. [Entirely understandable.  … Continue reading

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Thanks to you all for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards

The results are in for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards. Thank you! How did WDTPRS do? Best Apologetic Blog – 1st Best Blog by Clergy/Religious/Seminarian – 1st Best Designed Catholic Blog – 3rd Best Group Blog – N/A Best Individual … Continue reading

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WDTPRS reboot

We rebooted the server. Are we faster?

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Catholic Herald: Arco on the theological value of Benedict XVI’s vestment statements

The insightful Anna Arco has a good article in The Catholic Herald, WDTPRS’s favorite Catholic newspaper of the UK. You will like this, I think, unless you … well… you’ll see what I mean. My emphases and comments. Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Another Black/Red variation! ROLF!

  I tip my black biretta  o{]:¬)   to The Black Biretta who presents another set of helpful texts.  One has a variation on Say The Black – Do The Red     ROFL!!  When Fr. Triglio is made a bishop … Continue reading

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Sports on Good Friday… anyone else irritated?

I don’t especially follow college basketball, but I do follow the Men’s Hockey team of my less than "Alma" Mater the University of Minnesota. The WCHA/NCAA scheduled playoffs during the Triduum. Grrr…. In this day and age of DVR’s this … Continue reading

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Question from a reader: commentaries on the beatitudes

Let’s get everyone in on this. Here is a question from a reader: Do you know of any particular good commentaries on the beatitudes, especially what is means to be poor in spirit?  I imagine that in your lenten reading, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Wine in the chalice but no water – invalid?

A United States Marine writes with a query: Father – at a recent Mass I noticed that the priest forgot to mix a small amount of water with the wine just before consecration, as is usual.  Did this invalidate the … Continue reading

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Kenya: Card. Arinze on inculturation

Our friend Fr. Blake has a good piece about Card. Arinze, Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni (oh yah… and also Prefect of the CDWDS) about inculturation. Be sure to check out Fr. Blake’s page. Emphases and comments mine. Cardinal Francis Arinze, … Continue reading

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UPDATE on the Pope’s new pastoral staff

A reader posted a comment about the new pastoral staff, which we discussed in the entry on the Holy Father’s Palm Sunday Mass. He pointed out that the staff used by Pope John Paul II, and also by Pope Benedict, … Continue reading

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Card. Zen’s meditations for the Good Friday Stations available in Italian

The meditations of Card. Zen for the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday are available, only in Italian, on www.vatican.va. The artwork for the Stations is in a Chinese style.  For example, here is Jesus before the Sanhedrin:

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Upheaval in Tibet, and a Chinese Cardinal wrote the Good Friday Stations this year

The Holy Father sent a letter to Catholics in China last year. There is now civil strife in Tibet, spreading to neighboring provinces. Joseph Card. Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop of Hong Kong, is the author of this years Stations of the … Continue reading

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Oldie PODCAzT 15: Augustine – Christ is Vine and Life (in today’s Office of Readings)

Here is a an oldie PODCAzT from last year.  Yes… I am into recycling. This PODCAzT was dated 14 April 2007, and I was in Rome. It was Wednesday of Holy Week, as today is, so we can use it … Continue reading

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