Daily Archives: 15 May 2008

Let’s get the famous quote right, please?

I am so tired of people misquoting this famous phrase from Hamlet.
When Hamlet asks his mother Queen Gertrude how she like his play, The Mousetrap, obviously tweeked, she says:The lady doth protest too much, methinks.  – Hamlet III, ii, 230
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New Sabine guest! Oooo … look at the colors

I have been watching the feeder on an off and had a real surprise!
First, a second pair of Red Breasted Grosbeaks has come around.
This is a rather motely fellow.  He isn’t as well marked.  Perhaps he is young.
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SCOOP: Milwaukee – Archbp. Dolan sets up a house for the ICK

I received this news.
Archbishop Dolan of Milwaukee today issued a decree erecting a house of the Institute of Christ the King in Milwaukee at St. Stanislaus Parish.
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PETRUS: Amazing interview with Card. Noè: Paul VI’s “smoke of Satan” remark concerned liturgy

On the site Petrus there is an interview by Bruno Volpe with His Eminence Virgilio Card. Noè, [pronounced "No-eh"] "former papal MC, the predecessor of Archbp. Piero Marini.
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L’OssRom: Personal parish for the Extraordinary Form set up – Card Castrillon comments

In L’Osservatore Romano for 16 May, there is an article on the establishment of the fully Extraordinary Rite parish in central Rome, staffed by the FSSP at the fabulous church Ss. Trinita dei Pelegrini.
My translation:
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Ventura, CA: Misión San Buenaventura, Dominican Rite

Apparently at the Misión San Buenaventura in Ventura, CA, the visitor can enjoy Holy Mass celebrated in the Dominican Rite.

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QUAERITUR: disposing of Sacred Chrism

I received the following:

What is/are the proper way/s to dispose of Sacred Chrism.  Is it only to be burned or, like many other things, can it be buried and thus "returned" to the earth?

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Toronto Catholic Register: op-ed attack on Archbp. Ranjith and Benedict XVI

A reader alerted me to this article in the Catholic paper of the Archdiocese of Toronto.  The author is the former edition of this paper.  I am told he was also an associate of retired Bp. Remi do Roo, who … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 59: Leo the Great on Pentecost fasting; Benedict XVI’s sermon for Pentecost Sunday

Today is Thursday 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 fourth PODCAzT for the Pentecost Octave.
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