Monthly Archives: May 2008

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 … 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 … 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. This is not the … Continue reading

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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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QUAERITUR: What is really needed to be able to celebrate the TLM?

I received this question from a priest: Dear Father Z. A priest friend of mine, who started saying the TLM about 10 years ago, with the old Bishops permission called me this morning.   He asked me if Cardinal Hoyos had said … Continue reading

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D. of Monterey: TLM at Mission San Juan Bautista – 29 June

This note has come in: SALINAS — After an absence of forty years, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 returns to Mission San Juan Bautista on the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul, Sunday, … Continue reading

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KCC Signs blog – RIP

I am mourning the loss of the KC church signs blog. Pretty fun, creative stuff.

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Takin’ it to the street

Take this onto the streets! At least that is what one priest is doing. I got this from a reader: You have mentioned my pastor, Rev. Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP, a couple of times on WDTPRS: here and here.  Fr. … Continue reading

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Thanks to WDTPRSers, Penjing Report, and Sabine Blooms

Many thanks to those of you who wished me well for my anniversary of ordination (26 May) posted in comments and sent by e-mail.  A couple of you used the donation button, for which I am grateful, and and one … Continue reading

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Mpls – St. Joan of Arc Church – I don’t even know how to label this tragic abuse

Remember the Potato Head Puppet Mass perpetrated by Call To Action in California?  Go here, but not on full stomach.  And to think a bishop was involved. BUT WAIT!   THERE’s MORE! I had mentioned in that entry about the Call … Continue reading

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Reviewing WDTPRS bullet points

Over time I have developed some ideas which guide most of what I post here regarding liturgy, liturgical translation, use of the older form of Mass, etc. Let’s review some of the aphorisms and basic starting points I use here … Continue reading

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Quantum potes tantum aude: Corpus Christi images

Quantum potes tantum aude This is a line in the sequence Lauda Sion, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi. “However so much as you are capable of doing, dare to do that much.” More smoothly, … Continue reading

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CWN: Orthodox bishop shares Communion with Catholics

This is in from CWN.  I think it is interesting in light of discussion on this blog about Catholics seeking out the Orthodox in times of serious spiritual necessity and how that might be a model for how we think … Continue reading

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Just having some…

… down time.

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