Monthly Archives: May 2008

QUAERITUR: Clerical funerals

I received this question: For the funeral of a cleric, I know that the body is dressed in the liturgical vesture proper to their order and rank.  Does this include a particular color for the vestments or is it what … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Mass: Benedict XVI gives Communion only on the tongue to people kneeling

During the Holy Father’s Corpus Christi Mass, the Holy Father gave Communion only to people kneeling at a kneeler set up before him. This is a very interesting development. The Holy Father has been trying to provoke conversation and a … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI celebrating Corpus Christi in Rome – Communion at kneeler & on the tongue

The Holy Father is celebrating the Mass of Corpus Christi in Rome. Remember… today is Corpus Christi, not Sunday, in the traditional Roman calendar. His sermon, in Italian. There will be a procession with the Blessed Sacrament at the end … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Please pray for Fr. McAfee, a frequent commenter here.  A reader wrote to let us know that he had a stroke.

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Bird Update

"So, how are things at the feeder these days?" Glad you asked. Here are a few of the latest pix. We know him very well now.  This is Mr. Indigo Bunting.  We saw the Missus the other day, but she … Continue reading

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The Pope to put limits on concelebrations

At last! This from the Italian Panorama. Farewell to big time Masses – The Pope to place limit celebrations No more big "show" Masses: The Pope want to put the brakes on huge concelebrations with hundreds of priests, often far … Continue reading

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Technical issues

Folks, I think there are some technical problems with the server today. I am getting reports that something is wrong with the combox. I am also having problems with my e-mail. It might take a while to work this out.  … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Here is a snapshot from the last 10 minutes or so of some places where readers are.  Keep in mind that the locations are approximate.  I cut out some that say simply "Germany", or "Unkown". Cheltenham, Gloucesters… Minneapolis, Minnesota Washington, … Continue reading

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Some levity – The Jeffersons alla Der Führer

Biretta tip to The Anchores for this…. Seriously, don’t take a drink of anything while this video starts up. [youtube:]

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Washington DC: TLM on Corpus Christi Thursday

From a reader: Hello Father Zuhlsdorf, I was hoping you might alert your readers of a High Traditional Latin Mass on Thursday, May 22, 2008, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at Saint Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington … Continue reading

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Card. Egan transfers 10% of priests: settling scores or clearing the deck

This is in from the NYT: A Sudden Transfer of 40 Priests Brings Egan Unrest From Within By DAVID GONZALEZPublished: May 21, 2008 Cardinal Edward M. Egan has reassigned almost 10 percent of the active priests in the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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Thanks are due

A few kind people have used the donation button lately, and I am grateful.  It helps. Also, I got a book from off the amazon wish list. Many thanks to KK of MO for The Latin Mass Explained by George … Continue reading

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Sts. Christopher Magallanes, priest, and companions, martyrs

Today is the feast of Christopher Magallanes, priest, and companions, martyrs. St. Christopher Magallanes was joined in martyrdom by twenty-one diocesan priests and three devout laymen, all members of the Cristeros movement, who rose up in rebellion against the anti-Catholic … Continue reading

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TLM in Winchester Cathedral, UK! (PS: This is the Anglican Cathedral)

Just when the Catholic Cathedral in Cardiff hits the LMS from the blind side, over in Winchester, at the Anglican Cathedral, something very different is happening. I got this e-mail from a kind reader: It is reported that this is … Continue reading

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TLM in E. Harlem, NYC: an account

The inimitable Amy Welborn   o{]:¬)   gave me the heads up on this entry at The Bovina Bloviator. The writer is a recent convert, from last Easter. Sunday, May 18, 2008Is it Possible to be More Catholic than This? Image from … Continue reading

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