Daily Archives: 18 June 2008


How do you plan to celebrate 7 July?

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In honor of the Feast of St. Isidore, I am proud to announce that I have added audio recordings of the Internet Prayer in both the dialect of Rome, Romanesco, and in Italian. It would love to receive some additional … Continue reading

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It’s baaaack!

From today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square… … the papal red saturno. S’bout time! I wish he had used it during President Bush’s visit.

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An effable battle cry!

I am highly amused. I found this over at Orthometer It occurs to me that this word might be a useful sort of tag when speaking about certain bishops who are determined to fight the Holy See on a range … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can priests refuse to say the TLM or the Novus Ordo?

Another question: Dear Fr Z — Is an individual priest of the Latin Rite permitted to say Mass only in the Ordinary Form or only in the Extraordinary Form?  Or will all priests be required to use both forms, at … Continue reading

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Will Roman appointments affect Archbp. Burke?

The Holy Father made an interesting appointment this week.  For a long time there have been strong rumors that one of Rome’s auxiliary bishops, His Excellency Rino Fisichella, Rector of the Lateran University and one of the real go to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can seminarians wear birettas?

A question from the internet: Hi Father,      I first want to say thank you for your great work for the Lord and the Church!!! Many thanks.  My question is whether or not a seminarian is allowed to wear the … Continue reading

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