Daily Archives: 14 May 2008

The “Positio” for the cause of beatification of John Paul II is ready

Andrea Tornielli has reported that the positio for Servant of God John Paul II is ready.  Here is my translation:
The cause for beatification and canonization of John Paul II is proceeding smoothly.  The work on the Positio, the redaction of … Continue reading

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Let this be a warning to you all

Those of you who are regular reades know that I am not much for the via media approach to things unless it is in reference to the principle in medio stat virtus. 
Nevertheless, I also hold fast to the old … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 58: Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar. 
This is the third PODCAzT for the Pentecost Octave.
Thanks … Continue reading

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Archd. of Canberra and Goulburn: Pastoral Letter on Liturgy

I was alerted by Australia Incognita to an interesting pastoral letter for Pentecost issued by Archbishop Mark Coleridge of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn in Australia.  The letter concerns liturgical practice.
Find it here.
Let’s have a look at part of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest drops Host, does nothing, what do I do?

I got this question by e-mail:

Hello Father,
I’m a young Roman Catholic who frequently serves at the altar. This Sunday, shortly before the "Lamb of God", my priest dropped the large host on the ground and almost stepped on … Continue reading

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