Monthly Archives: September 2008

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 by church … Continue reading

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Off to the airport

What a wonderful time I have had in England.
Many thanks to the fine people I met along the way.
My special gratitude goes out to those who came to the blognic and to the folks at. St. Bede’s in Clapham Park.
I … Continue reading

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D. of Venice: Extraordinary Use parish

Some TLM news:
Bishop Dewane Gives First Church in Florida for Exclusive Use of the Latin Mass His Excellency Bishop Frank Dewane announced today that the Diocese of Venice in Florida has purchased a church for the exclusive use of the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Last meal in town

A last bite to eat, again in Chinatown, before heading home to pack!
Tomorrow I depart this “sceptered isle” for the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.

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The Tower

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Fur furious

I had to wait at the DLR for nearly 30 minutes for a train running every 3 because a DOG was in the tunnel and had to be removed. I suspect this means I will miss the last entrance … Continue reading

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Time for Time

My visit to see time was great! I have been interested in clocks and the history of the Royal Navy for years. This it was avrral pleasure to visit the Nrlson displays in the Maritime Museum and then … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum

I am on my way to the Maritime Museum now. It is a beautiful sunny day!
A view from the upper deck of the bus and nearby tube station.

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Catholic Times (UK): Paul VI & Bugnini: no one more “pastorally sensitive” about TLM

The recent number of The Catholic Times, (21 Sept, p. 9) an English weekly, has one of the dumbest articles about Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum I have read to date.
It was written by one Msgr. Basil Loftus, whom I had … Continue reading

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The Palace

I just concluded a visit to Buckingham Palace. Very few people. Fascinating. Some of the most beautiful rooms have seen. Well worth the effort if you are here at the right time if year.

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The Steak and Kidney Pudding Lunch

Today I have gone in search of another standard: steak and kidney pudding.
For dessert it will be Spotted Dick!
Just as I was getting the morning together, a priest from Essex called to ask if I could … Continue reading

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NEWARK: TLM implemented

From a reader:
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (259 Oliver St., Newark, NJ) has recently instituted a Latin Mass according to the More Ancient Use Monday-Friday at 7:30 A.M. We are planning to start a Sunday Mass at 5:00 P.M. … Continue reading

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TLM Seminary news

I got this from a reader:
Here at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the theologate is having a workshop on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  I have attached a copy of the schedule.   This morning we assisted at a Solemn High … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion rails – Fr. Z rants

A question from a reader:
I am wondering if there was once a "law" about the Altar Rail in a Catholic Church.  Did, or does, Canon Law, GIRM, or The Ritus Servandus speak to this piece of Church architecture?
I am away … Continue reading

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A shot in the sacristy

Our friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus shot a photo in the sacristy of Ss. Trinita dei Pelegrini of me with an old friend in Rome, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, who runs the Rome office of HLI. 
This was last week … Continue reading

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