Monthly Archives: March 2008

More on the newly discovered sermons of St. Augustine of Hippo

Fellow patristiblogger Mike Aquilina has this over at his place: Constanze Witt of the Department Of Classics at the University of Texas posted the following to a medieval list. Not all sensational finds come out of the ground! Augustine scholars … Continue reading

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More Curia rumors

This morning I got another confirmation from one of my spies that Bp. Rino Fisichella is being considered for the post of Secretary of the CDF. That would mean that the Rector position at the Lateran University would open up.  … Continue reading

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Question for UK readers

Anyone out there in the UK with fast internet and a Slingbox hooked up to a DVR?  Drop me a line!

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Rumors about curial changes: Divine Worship and Doctrine of the Faith

There is rumors of curial changes afoot.  Check the blog of Andrea Tornielli: The change of the guard foreseen at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Vatican’s "liturgy ministry": Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze (who … Continue reading

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Some thanks to readers for donations and a book!

A few of you have recently use the donation button on the left side bar, or perhaps on the entries for the PODCAzTs and PRAYERCAzTs.  Thank you very much!  I try to send an individual thank you back by e-mail … Continue reading

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Too much stress in your life? Try this.

Fed up? Nothing gives quite the same sensation as popping bubblewrap. Go ahead… click… and then come back to let us know how it went. "Must have mooorrre ! ! !" … a new WDTPRS motto!

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic fast before TLM – how long?

I got a question via e-mail:  Hi Father. At the end of Mass today in Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan, the EF Mass taking place this Sunday was announced – however, we were told that if we were going … Continue reading

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L’OssRom: Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos on Summorum Pontificum

Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, gave an interview to L’Osservatore Romano. I am thinking that this does two things.  First, he is shoring up what the Holy Father has been saying about ad orientem … Continue reading

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Fr. Selvester on confessions on Good Friday: a response

  Fr. Guy Selvester, a blogger I respect who often comments here, I am glad to say, has taken WDTPRS and others to task for supporting the hearing of confessions on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. He states acknowledges that … Continue reading

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Reporting in Italy on Pope’s Baptism of a Moslem at Easter Vigil

  I am just now started to get more interested in this story. As you know the Holy Father baptized a Muslim at the Easter Vigil, Magdi Allam, vice-director of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.  Some reactions have been … Continue reading

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