Monthly Archives: July 2008

PCED response about TLMs for children

One of the WDTPRSers sent me a copy of an interesting response to a question put to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have the original letter of the sender containing the question(s), but we can perhaps discern what … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 67: St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)

Today we are joined by the mighty Doctor of Grace, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430).  He preaches to us from sermo 103 about the tension of the contemplative life and the active life, about being attentive to the needs of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: What I did on my summer vacation.

His Holiness will be able to relax for his August break in a place well-known to him. Hopefully he will be able to finish the second volume of Jesus of Nazareth and get something done on the "social" encyclical. This … Continue reading

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The really important things about the Church

Yes, folks, some things are more central to the Church’s life than others. For example, what the Vatican police wear. The gendarme of the Vatican have a new look. Here is the design.  Note that the shape of the hat … Continue reading

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Oshkosh & Appleton, WI – regular TLMs

I got a note by e-mail: Fr. Z:   Would you mind spreading the word that the TLM will be offered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish St. Mary’s site on August 24th. Rosary begins at 4:00 PM, … Continue reading

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Restoration of Old St. Patrick’s in Kansas City – update

The restoration of Old St. Patrick’s in Kansas City, MO, is going apace.  

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NYT – John L Allen’s op-ed on Humanae vitae

My friend John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter had an op-ed in the New York Times (or Hell’s Bible as one bishop I know calls it). Let’s have a … Continue reading

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Quincy, IL: TLM parish to be established

Here is some good news:   St. Rose in Quincy to be chapel for extraordinary form of Mass  Written by Kathie Sass, Catholic Times Editor    07/27/2008 Extraordinary form sometimes known as Traditional Latin Mass St. Rose of Lima Church … Continue reading

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The NCR dissents from Humanae vitae, the Church’s moral teaching

I imagine His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph (MO), has a very full schedule, and therefore doesn’t have time to read each issue of the ultra-leftist National Catholic Reporter (published nearly in His Excellency’s own … Continue reading

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A curious Martyrology entry

I missed posting this yesterday. There was a very interesting entry in the Martyrologium Romanum for 27 July. 1.  Commemoratio sanctorum septem Dormientium Ephesi, qui, ut narratur, martyrio consummato, in pace quiescunt, diem resurrectionis expectantes.   I’ll let you dig … Continue reading

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