Daily Archives: 8 April 2008

Poll in FL about sacred music for Mass

Here is a very interesting e-mail from a frustrated reader (edited) and with my emphases and comments.

Dear Reverend Father,
[T]he Archdioces of Miami Radio Station, Radio Peace, is running a poll regarding what music people like at Mass.
This, after they decided … Continue reading

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Prayer request

In your kindness, please say a prayer, right now, that "Alex" get this highly desired job he applied for!  He is excited!

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Benedict XVI: Questions and Answers

Our friend Amy over at Charlotte was both has pointed out some interesting news about a new volume of Pope Benedict XVI called Questions and Answers. 
This is a book of, you guessed it, Q and A sessions Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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Portland, Maine TLM chaplaincy: their budget and acrimonious reaction

Some time ago I wrote about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in the Diocese of Portland, Maine.  His Excellency Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Portland, set up a chaplaincy structure and assigned a priest.  The … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s video to the USA before his visit

Here is the text of the Holy Father’s video message to the USA in advance of his visit:
VIDEO-MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI TO CATHOLICS AND PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON THE … Continue reading

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Confirmation programs – recommendations?

I got this by e-mail.  Perhaps you readers can help.
Hello Father Z, I am a Confirmation teacher at my parish, and I have a dilemma.  Our current curriculum is very, very bad.  We just got a new Director of … Continue reading

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L.A.Times speculates on Pope Benedict’s vestments for US visit

A reader alerted me to this item in the L.A. Times.  Here it is with my emphases and comments.
Papal dress code
When Pope Benedict XVI visits the U.S., what he wears could send a message to Catholics.By Michael McGoughApril 6, 2008
Pope … Continue reading

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Springing back to life at the Sabine Farm

With the return of warmer weather, the birds are returning, trees are betraying signs that they are interested in budding, and the snow is melting at the Sabine Farm.
There is so much snow to melt this year, that the basement … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin for a tattoo

I get lots of questions via e-mail.  Among them, I am asked to translate things, either into English from Latin or into Latin.
I don’t really do that.
"But Father!  But Father!", you surely are saying, "You’re Latin is so strong, it … Continue reading

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