Monthly Archives: May 2008

Video of the great Archbp. Ranjith (Sec. CDWDS) on liturgy

I have been alerted to these videos from gloria.tv of His Excellency Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Cong. for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
The videos, here and here, have been edited a little.  And the sound … Continue reading

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Memorial day: a WWI vet … yes… WWI

Biretta tip to the Cafeteria for this one:

The Last Doughboy

From MSNBC
Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known living American-born veteran of World War I, was honored Sunday at the Liberty … Continue reading

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Comment problems and anti-spam word difficulties

There are still problems with the comments.
Yes, I am getting your e-mails that you can see the anti-spam word.  I know also that there is a long long delay for the comments to appear.
I can’t fix this myself immediately.
Something was … Continue reading

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A brief “Where are you?”

Here is a snap of just a few places where readers are right now, but I have just included the non-USA locations.
Pieve Di Soligo, Veneto Polska, Wloclawek London, London, City of Kreuztal, Nordrhein-Wes… Toronto, Ontario Hamilton, Ontario Brighton, East Sussex … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

I put together three WDTPRS articles I wrote about the prayers for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
It is longish but there may be some useful bits.What Does the Prayer Really Say?  The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – … Continue reading

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An ugly impression

I have the impression that the Enemy has been attacking this blog for the last couple days.

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QUAERITUR: How has the Holy Father promoted the TLM?

I got this question:

Fr. Z,
I would be very interested to hear what you and/or your readers would have to say to this question.
In our diocese, a priest recently stated in a public forum that "Pope Benedict is … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Prayer to O.L. of Shenshan, for the Chinese People – also a Fr. Z request

If readers in different countries could record this prayer in their native tongue and send me the audio file (mp3), I could post them.  Especially welcome would be Chinese, in the various forms, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, Hakka, etc.  Find links … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict is changing the conversation

His Holiness is changing the conversation.
For decades the progressivists have been able to shift the Church around slowly but surely more in line with their preferences because, first and foremost, they were able to set aside their minor differences and … Continue reading

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Where you are

You are a really diverse gnad this morning, I must say!
Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes.  Locations are approximate and not everyone shows up in a precise place.  Sometimes I just see "unknown" or "United States".
New York … Continue reading

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Prayer request: Transalpine Redemptorists

I got this by e-mail:

Dear Father Z:
Could you please ask for prayers for the Transalpine Redemptorists during this time as they seek as agreement with Rome.   
They are being given a dreadful time by some groups and have had some dreadful … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Please pray for a priest who is a supporter of Summorum Pontificum who is undergoing serious persecution.
Many priests in years past have endured this.  I sure know what it is like.
Support is needed.

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Some blog problems

Folks, the technical problems continue.  Please be patient.
I know people are having a problem with the combox and the anti-spam authentication word. 
We will do our best to get everything back to being ship-shape and Bristol fashion.

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CNS on the Communion kneeling at the Pope’s Corpus Christi Mass

This is in from CNS with my emphases and comments.
UPDATE: 23 May 1857 GMTI looked through all the photos posted by Felici of all those receiving Holy Communion from the Holy Father.
I did not find a single person who received … Continue reading

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Oriole sightings, and others

Just when I thought Mr. Oriole was being elusive.

Mr. Oriole has a sweet beak.  He likes what Hummingbirds get and goes after slices of oranges.

The Mourning Doves are getting ready to make more Mourning Doves.

Mr. Pewee has a nice juicy … Continue reading

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