Daily Archives: 28 September 2008

A surprise encounter in the British Museum

Those of you who know and share some of my reading habits will recognize the significance of the following. I was in one of the general displays in the British Museum and recognized a friend… twice!  

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4 million today!

We hit the 4,000,000 mark for visits today! That’s 4 mil since I started using Sitemeter. Who was it? UPDATE: It’s done!Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Visitor’s Time         Sep 28 2008 10:49:04 pmVisit Number         4,000,000

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The Pope people forget to remember

Say a prayer for His Holiness Pope John Paul I, who unexpectedly died on this day in 1978.

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Observations of a priest new to the TLM

From a priest reader: I hope priests continue to write in.  I would like their contributions to be a regular feature here. Fr. Z., I am a pastor who recently began offering Mass in the Extraordinary Form. In fact, today … Continue reading

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Where are you?

I am always fascinated to see how many different places around the world whence people are when they visit WDTPRS. Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes. (These places are sometimes approximations.) Bloomington, Illinois Salt Lake City, Utah … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon’s intro to new edition of Fortescue/O’Connell

A new edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described edited by Alcuin Reid is being produced. A kind soul sent me the text of the introduction to the edition by the President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, … Continue reading

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What Does the Samizdat Really Say?

I found this great comment on the blog of Damian Thompson Holy Smoke about the London Blognic (here and here). A few nights ago I joined a group of Catholic bloggers in a pub in Victoria. They included the world-famous … Continue reading

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A Protestant Pastor reacts to the Communion rail entry

When I see that someone has linked back to WDTPRS, I will sometimes go find out what is going on.  I often find gems. For example, on the blog Power, Love, Self-Discipline a pastor of a United Church of Christ … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Who should receive Anointing of the Sick?

A reader asks: I have a friend who is undergoing foot surgery soon. Although it is minor surgery, she will be under general anesthesia for over two hours. Her sister ended up in a coma for two weeks following a … Continue reading

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San Diego TLM news

This sketchy news comes from San Diego.  I am guessing by "tommorow" he means "Sunday" Folks… if you send news, send complete information. I wanted to tell you that tomorrow, our Bishop, His Excellency Robert Brom, will be celebrating mass … Continue reading

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Telegraph: ten commandments for bloggers

Apparently other Christian groups are envious of the Vatican’s infamously strange  "ten commandments for driving" and they have begun to put out their own lists. Here is a story from The Telegraph in the UK: Bloggers given new Ten Commandments … Continue reading

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