Daily Archives: 17 June 2008

QUAERITUR: Calling children up around the altar

I got a question from a reader, but I am simply too tired to get at it.  You folks must help. This is from a priest.  Help him concretely.   Keep anecdotes to a minimum until we get concrete references. Our … Continue reading

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Working from home

Rather reminds me of … me … cleaning up comments posted by the less than polite, or the creators of rabbit holes.

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Are you looking every day at the hermeneutically correct blog of His Hermeneuticalness the Hermeneutic of Continuity? No?  Well… start! After all, he should wind up as the next Archbishop of Westminster. "Mene Mene Tekel Parsin…" Furthermore, it’s Father "Finigan" … Continue reading

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Bp. Seratelli responds to critics of the new liturgical translations – this guy gets it!

WDTPRS has in the past given high kudos to His Excellency Bp. Arthur Seratelli of Paterson, NJ, and chairman of the USCCB’s liturgy committee has published something about liturgical translation on his diocese’s website. During the USCCB meeting, as you … Continue reading

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John Allen’s interesting account of the USCCB vote on liturgical translations

My friend the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter has an interesting take on what happend in last week’s USCCB meeting when bishops discussed liturgical translation.  I am just catching up on my articles … Continue reading

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IRELAND: Fota International Liturgy Conference

Someone sent me a copy of the program of the Liturgy Conference that will be held in Ireland in July Registrations can be made through the following e-mail address colman.liturgy@yahoo.co.uk FOTA INTERNATIONAL LITURGY CONFERENCE Saturday, 12 July 2008 Programme 9.00:   … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: a presiding but non-celebrating bishop’s Communion

I got a question from a reader: Dear Father, I am hoping you can help me with a practical question.  The question is, when exactly does a Bishop who is presiding but not celebrating approach the altar and take the … Continue reading

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BBC: Church ‘comeback’ for Latin mass

I found this BBC story on Card. Castrillon Hoyos’ Mass at Westminster via the new blog Levavi (go give this young man a bump in his stats!). My emphases and comments. Church ‘comeback’ for Latin mass Cardinal Dario Hoyos is … Continue reading

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I believe concelebration should be safe, legal and rare. There are times when I think it is fine to concelebrate.  For example, at the Chrism Mass with one’s bishop in the Cathedral.  There are other instances as well.  However, concelebration … Continue reading

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Boston Globe article on the closing of Southie’s Holy Trinity Church

A reader sent me this article from The Boston Globe, sad city of parish closings.  My emphases and comments. Losing a Space to Soar By Yvonne Abraham  |  June 11, 2008 It’s not what you expect to see when you … Continue reading

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A nice photo from a beautiful Mass

During my recent trip to Michigan, I not only had a hard time accessing the internet at certain moments, but I was also really busy.  So, I am catching up on the hundreds of e-mails that stacked up in my … Continue reading

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