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 encouraging … 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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