Monthly Archives: March 2008

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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How do Americans view the Pope and the Church?

This just in from The Earth Times: Washington – Most Americans have a positive view of the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI, ahead of his visit to the United States next month, despite years of negative publicity resulting from … Continue reading

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Status quaestionis about liturgy by Fr. Blake

My friend Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton has a very interesting post, which I share with you here, with my emphases and comments. The Sacred Liturgy isn’t just about what happens in Church, it should touch … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of some of the places the blog’s software is detecting you are connecting from.  Since sometimes you may be connecting to the internet through some node at some distance, these are … Continue reading

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Fun! 2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards

Over at The Crescat there is another kind of blog award project going on! Be sure to participate!  The nomimations are being taken now and voting starts on 1 April. … honoring the great ‘obscure little guy’ blogs. BEST "MORE … Continue reading

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Cistercian monks of Holy Cross sign Major Record Contract to Sing Gregorian Chant

This just in.  My emphases and comments. Cistercian monks of Holy Cross sign Major Record Contract to Sing Gregorian Chant3/26/2008 Catholic News Agency After a contact in London informed the Cistercian monks of Holy Cross monastery about Universal’s search for … Continue reading

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TLM in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh

Here is some new via e-mail. Here it is with my emphases and comments. The TLM resumed to-day at noon in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork after more than forty years.  The Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Magee … Continue reading

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Food for thought

hmmm…. 

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“As Father Higgins says, he wants an army of servers”: Boston Herald on TLM altar boys

Here is an article in the Boston Herald which I think some of you will enjoy very much. Boys step up to altar, en MassBy Laura Crimaldi   |   Sunday, March 23, 2008  A new generation of young altar servers captivated … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s e-mail

First and foremost, Happy Easter! I wanted to keep the internet thing a bit calm for the Triduum and Easter. However, I am now facing literally hundreds of e-mails from good people, many of them asking questions about sundry topics.  … Continue reading

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D. of Lafayette in Indiana: implementing Summorum Pontificum

Here is a piece about what is going on in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana.  My emphases and comments. Indiana’s Bishop Higi is Faithful to Summorum Pontificum with FSSP Support Bishop Higi tells Una Voce Carmel to Think Big Carmel, … Continue reading

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