Daily Archives: 15 July 2008

A momentary pause

It is humbling to see the various places whence some of you readers are coming.
In the top few slots just a couple minutes ago I saw:
Newcastle Upon TynePago PagoSheboygan, WisconsinTe KauwhataDublinRenningen, Baden-WurttembergTokyoBismarck, North DakotaItuna, SaskatchewanStockholm, Stockholms LanNatchitoches, LouisianaTielt, West-VlaanderenDallas, Texas
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Ineffable irony and the USCCB

A priest WDTPRSer helped me to a chuckle today:
Dear Fr. Z,
First, thank you for your blog.  I’ve been following it faithfully for about 2 years and I always find something interesting and informative.  You are providing a great service to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Visiting priest and baptism with the OLD Rite

Here is a question from e-mail, useful for people and priests alike:
Dear Fr. Z.,
We are expecting our 6th baby in August and I asked our "Sunday" priest if he would come up to do the baptism at our local parish.   … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A Latin among Easterners: what gives?

Another question from e-mail:
First allow me to say how much I, as a young convert, have enjoyed and learned a great deal from your blog.  My question is, what is the status on Latin Rite Catholics participating in Masses according … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When does the “clerical state” begin?

I got this question via e-mail:
Father,
In societies that use the 1962 Missal, when does a man become a cleric?  The current 1983 Code says they become a cleric at the diaconate.  Do societies like the FSSP and ICK have an … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 64: Bonaventure on Christ “the door”; Interview – Fr. Timothy Finigan

Today I have an interview with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Timothy Finigan.   We talk togther about Summorum Pontificum and matters liturgical and spiritual.  I think you’ll find this pretty interesting.
But first, we hear from St. Bonaventure (+1274) speaking to us … Continue reading

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WYD Opening – some video

Here is a video piece from CTV about the opening of WYD:
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A blogger’s experience of the Novus Ordo in Latin

I am concerned about something.
I am concerned that with Summorum Pontificum the use of Latin will be segregated to the Extraordinary Form.
We must have far more Latin in all Masses.
So here is a blog piece from Esperu. … Continue reading

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Letter to priests from the Congregation for Clergy

The latest letter to priests from the Congregation for Clergy:

 Dear brother priests,
On the occasion of the August 4th feast of St. John Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars, I greet you cordially with all my heart, and I fraternally send … Continue reading

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