Daily Archives: 7 April 2008

“two steps forward and three steps backward”

I think we can very soon leave off reports about the new Good Friday prayer for Jews.  However, this next item has an interesting point.
Before reading it go into it with the idea that absolutely nothing any Catholic leader might … Continue reading

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Thanks due to donors and senders

A kind reader RA of SD has been so kind as to send me a couple useful items from my Amazon wishlist. 
Included is A History of Liturgical Books: From the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century by Palazzo.
Many thanks!
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Benedict XVI at San Bartolomeo on the Tiber Island with Sant’Egidio Community

The Holy Father went to San Bartolomeo on the Tiber Island to be with Sant’Egidio Community.  This is an annual event, but this year was an anniversary of the founding of the Sant’Egidio community.  Benedict XVI presided at a liturgy … Continue reading

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Where you are!

In the last few minutes or so, people have checked in from all over the world.  Here is a snapshot of these last few minutes.  The places are usually approximations.  I cut out those that simply say "United States" or … Continue reading

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7 April A.D. 30: is today the anniversary of the Lord’s Crucifixion?

From rogueclassicism:
ante diem vii idus apriles
ludi Megalesia (day 4)
30 A.D. — crucifixion of Jesus (one reckoning according to the astronomical estimates)
303 A.D. — martyrdom of Calliopus at Pompeiopolis
310 A.D. — martyrdom of Peleusius at Alexandria
 
Hmmm…
That reference takes us to … Continue reading

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A testimony about kneeling for Holy Communion and Communion rails

I found this on the blog Ecce Mater Tua:
A couple of months ago someone left a comment on Fr. Z’s blog announcing that they had decided from then onwards to kneel each time they received Holy Communion. He appealed for … Continue reading

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Good news from Georgia (USA)

I got this nice e-mail which I now share with my emphases and comments.

Dear Fr. Z,
Long-time reader; first-time e-mailer. [Makes me think of a call-in radio program!] Wanted to pass along this great letter our former priest (now in Macon, … Continue reading

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