Monthly Archives: May 2008

QUAERITUR: Female altar servers

I received a question from a reader…. a very long, convoluted question (please keep them short or I just can’t wade through them), and so I edited it:
Dear Fr. Z,                In my home parish we are trying to get some … Continue reading

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Prayer for Priests

Prayer for Priests
Lord Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament,and living perpetually among us through Your Priests,grant that the words of Your Priests may be only Your words,that their gestures be only Your gestures,and that their lives be a true … Continue reading

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Vatican Cong. for the Clergy: World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

Vatican Congregation for the Clergy  Theme for World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests   May 30, 2008  by Cardinal Claudio Hummes
  Reverend and dear Brothers in the Priesthood,  On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus let us fix the … Continue reading

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DECREE ON CELEBRATION OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL

DECREE ON CELEBRATION OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
VATICAN CITY, 30 MAY 2008 (VIS) – The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments today published a decree authorising the celebration, on 25 January 2009, of Mass for … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon Hoyos ordains priests for the FSSP in Lincoln, NE – Extraordinary Rite

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I’ll begin putting up some images.  Comments to follow.
Let it be said that I am grateful grateful grateful that they simply broadcast the live feed, without commentary over it!
Thank you EWTN.  Thank you!
First, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Get out your bells, books, and candles! Canada: another attempted ordination

Holy Church doesn’t promulgate laws about censures simply for the heck of it.  There is long experience behind censures.  Laws have theological grounding.
The tougher censures are applied when the matter concerns something closer to the heart of who and what … Continue reading

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CDF: Decree of Excommunication of those involved with attempted ordination of women

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
General DecreeOn the delict of attempted sacred ordination of a woman
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in virtue of the special faculty granted to it by the Supreme Authority of the Church … Continue reading

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A bee has her say

Taking a hint from a recent entry, this is in from our WDTPRS photoshoper Vincenzo:
 

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Morning Sabine Report

Spring at the Sabine Farm seems at last to be in full swing, though the nights are still very chilly indeed.
The Red Bellied Woodpecker is getting some high nutrition snacks from the suet cage.
Yum.
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Wonder what “schism” is? There is a good example in St. Louis.

People often use the word "schism" to describe the irregular situation of the bishops and priests of the SSPX.  They have reason to.  In his 1988 Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei adflicta, Pope John Paul II used the word "schism". 
Today, … Continue reading

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