Monthly Archives: April 2008

FLASH: New York’s Card. Egan: rebukes Giuliani for receiving Communion

This is just in from the Archdiocese of New York!  Super WDTPRS kudos to a super alert fast friend for alerting me so swiftly!

Statement of Cardinal Egan
April 28, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2008
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NLM: interesting video of Mass in vernacular

NLM has a great find:

This bears watching as it illustrates the possibilities within the vernacular for Catholic Mass. This video was taken at the first Mass at the Sacred Music Colloquium at CUA last year. The video is long but … Continue reading

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Sistine secrets?

Just when you thought the DaVinci Code dopiness was settling down…. this is in from ABC News.
Was the Sistine Ceiling a Papal Insult? New Book Asks If Michelangelo Embedded Hidden Messages in the Sistine’s Frescoes
April 28, 2008—
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Panorama: claim that Pres. Bush may convert to Catholicism

Wanna read an article typical of much of the Italian press?
Check this out.
Ignazio Ingrao of the Italian Panorama (n. 18/2008) has a strange item (my translation):
George W. Bush – The President of the United States, like Tony Blair, also about … Continue reading

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NCReg: Interview with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger

There is a very interesting story at the National Catholic Register about the Holy Father’s brother Msgr. George Ratzinger.  My emphases and comments.

When Your Little Brother Is the Pope
Part I of our exclusive interview with the Holy Father’s sole remaining … Continue reading

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NYC: some TLM notices

Thanks to Hallowed Ground we know that:
There will be a Mass on the Vigil of the Ascension at the Church of Our Saviour at 6:00 (Fulfills the Obligation for Ascension Thursday).
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Spero: For the pope, all questions must be entertained

Here is an interesting perspective from Spero with my emphases and comments.
For the pope, all questions must be entertained
Much of what Pope Benedict XVI said was obscured by the media’s focus on his response to sexual abuse by clerics. The … Continue reading

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Prayer request

I am pretty tired right now. 
My mind is flat lined.  
I read, … oh how I read, … but I wonder what I am absorbing. 
I write, but I wonder if anything I write makes sense.
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Watching Rev. Wright

Rev. Wright is speaking at the NAACP meeting in Detroit.
He is an engaging speaker, though not great or profound.  I also wasn’t terrible thrilled by his anti-Catholic comments, but… so what’s new, really.  Lana caprina… if that isn’t to European … Continue reading

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Tablet picks up on Card. Cipriani’s (Lima, Peru) ban of Communion in the hand

I posted on this issue back on 17 April, but The Tablet has it now. 

Church in the World26 April 2008Peru
Cardinal bans Communion in hand
A Peruvian cardinal has banned the practice of receiving Communion in the hand in his diocese to … Continue reading

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What is Twitter and why we should want to know

As familiar as I am with some dimensions of blogging, I am rather more unfamiliar with other personal networking technologies.
For example, what is TWITTER, anyway?
I got interested on knowing about this whole twitter thing because of the following CNN story:
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Card. Mahony on what the Pope’s visit did for him personally

If you haven’t seen this from the Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Eminence Roger Card. Mahony in The Tidings.  My emphases, no comment:
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008Reflection: The Pope’s Pastoral VisitBy Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
Pope Benedict XVI came as our … Continue reading

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NYT: Steinfels on aftermath of Pope Benedict’s visit to the USA

The NYT has an article by Peter Steinfels on the Pope’s visit.
My emphases and comments.
April 26, 2008BeliefsPope Benedict and the Lasting Impact of His U.S. TripBy PETER STEINFELS
Pope Benedict XVI has come and gone. To a population that knew little … Continue reading

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WDTPRS problems and Sabine frustrations: the Enemy ATTACKS!

Some of you will have encountered problems accessing the blog.
Obviously we are back!
"But Father! But Father!" some of you are surely saying.  "What happened? I was worried your provider went out of business, or the server died, or… well… maybe … Continue reading

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UK: Coordination of liturgical calendars

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has responded to the Bishops Conference of England and Wales about the coordination of calendars of for the Novus Ordo and the TLM regarding feasts.
Apparently they received a response to a dubium proposed to the … Continue reading

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