Daily Archives: 2 October 2008

What Benedict sowed in April, Bishops are reaping today.

I am watching a wonderful developing story.  Bishops in the USA, one by one, are coming out with statements, those statements are getting better and better. It strikes me that the bishops are using each other’s statements, along with the … Continue reading

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A Lion for Life in Scranton: Bp. Joseph Martino’s Letter for Respect Life Sunday

This just in from the Most Rev. Joseph Martino of Diocese of Scranton, PA treated with my emphases and comments as usual:   At the direction of the Most Reverend Bishop, this letter is to be read by the celebrant … Continue reading

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YouTube pulls desecration videos

I was alerted that YouTube pulled the videos of the desecrations of consecrated Hosts. Perhaps some of you will know more about what is going on with this.

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Theme feedback

Theme feedback time. As you know… in the past I experimented with new themes. I’d like to lighten the page, allow it to load faster. I want to add some robust new features. First, I can see that the font … Continue reading

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Samizdat mirror moment

In the wake of the London blognic, when one of the participants Damian Thompson invoked the image of the samizdat days, I have been reflecting. I found a good quote about samizdat which was the underground movement of writing and … Continue reading

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Q&A about Elevation at Mass using both hands

I am finally getting around to something Fr. McNamara of the Legionaries of Christ at Regina Apostolorum wrote for ZENIT.  He answers liturgical questions. Something very interesting rises from this Q&A, which I will get to down the line and … Continue reading

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UK: Traditional Confirmation – registration

I was asked to post this: Last Chance to Register for Confirmations: Now is your last chance to register for Confirmations in the Traditional Latin Rite at St James’ Church, Spanish Place, London W1 on Saturday 15th November at 11.30 am … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Deacons and the TLM, what can they do?

From diaconal reader: I wonder what your opinion is. As a newly ordained permanent Deacon, I have been instructed that I may not assist with the distribution of Holy Communion or be allowed to preach at the Tridentine Mass because … Continue reading

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Post-defeat(s) aenigmata

Last night as I sadly watched the Cubs implode… a long tradition there… I became melancholy, which always drives me to being also aenigmatic.  Thus I posted this, which no one bit into… I’ll set the stage…  Keep in mind … Continue reading

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