Monthly Archives: September 2008

Reminder: Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Biden

We all know that Congress is busy these days, but let us not forget that the Archbp. of San Francisco wants to have a private discussion with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about her understanding of the Church’s teachings … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on the help of angels

Today at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict addressed a group and appropriately spoke about the Holy Angels, saying: The invisible presence of these blessed spirits is of great help and comfort to us: they journey by our side and protect us … Continue reading

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Office of Pontifical Ceremonies – who was appointed, who not

I have received dozens of e-mail from people alerting me to the news that my friend Fr. Uwe Michael Lang of the Brompton Oratory and the CDW has been appointed as a consultant for the Office of Pontifical Ceremonies headed … Continue reading

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Michigan: Gregorian chant workshop for beginners

I received a note from my friend Fr. Robert Johansen about a Gregorian chant workshop he has organized for beginners. No previous knowledge of Chant required – This is truly for beginners! Saturday, October 18, 20089:00 AM – 3:00 PM … Continue reading

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Card. Levada on separation of faith from life

Prefect of the CDF, William Card. Levada – from recent remarks in Los Angeles where he gave a talk at a prayer breakfast on 16 September 2008: "Of course, what is essential is a correct understanding of the just autonomy … Continue reading

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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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