Daily Archives: 7 October 2008

Londoners: Oyster Card’s chip can be hacked for info – interesting

When I was in London recently, I used my Oyster Card all the time.  Very handy. I read this story and pass it along to my new and old friends in London. Oyster card hack details revealed By Peter Price … Continue reading

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NCR: Richard McBrien interview on “one issue” politics

The increasingly cliche ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter has an interview with the long-time Notre Dame University sourpuss dissenter Fr. Richard McBrien. My emphases and comments. Theologian says one issue bishops violate their own teachingBy tfoxCreated 10/06/2008 – 19:48 By THOMAS … Continue reading

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The “Mail from priests” category

WDTPRS has a new category: Mail from priests Some of the most interesting feedback and news I get is from priests (and bishops) who are readers. I like to be able to share more mail from priests with WDTPRSers. If … Continue reading

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A newbie to the TLM writes with observations after which Fr. Z rants

From a reader (edited and with my emphases and comments.  This is very good for people who went to a celebration of the older form of Mass and had a hard time with it, who found it difficult to follow … Continue reading

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Synod – Day 2: some points

There were 23 5 minute interventions on the Second Day of the Synod. Among the points made, these could be interesting. The so-called biblia pauperum is still important.  "The bible of the poor", is comprised of non-literary works, such as … Continue reading

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K of C’s: radio ad features heartbeat of 10-week-old unborn child

This is interesting: Knights of Columbus airs pro-life ‘heartbeat’ radio ad New Haven, Oct 6, 2008 / 08:25 pm (CNA).- A new Knights of Columbus radio spot featuring the heartbeat of a 10-week-old unborn child and urging listeners to vote … Continue reading

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A Sestri la “TLM” si costruisce “mattone su mattone”

In Italy there have been problems with the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, along the lines of what Msgr. Perl explained at a conference last month in Rome, despite the rosy picture painted by the new Archbishop of Florence and Secretary … Continue reading

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Pius XII’s baptismal font

You should check the photos of Pius XII stuff my friend John Sonnen has posted on his site Orbis Catholicus.  He always has interesting photos. Here is the Rome font where the little Roman born baby, Eugenio Pacelli, received the … Continue reading

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Catholic League about YouTube’s double-standard

From the Catholic League: October 7, 2008 EUCHARIST DESECRATED ON YouTube Under the name fsmdude, a Canadian man, Dominique, has posted over 40 videos on YouTube desecrating the Eucharist. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: “On September 29, … Continue reading

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Institute of Christ the King now of “Pontifical Right”

I just got word that the Holy See has raised the Institute of Christ the King to be of Pontifical Right, rather than merely of Diocesan Right.  From the ICK website we get this: On the feast day of Our … Continue reading

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More (future Cardinal) Burke news

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS VATICAN CITY, 7 OCT 2008 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as president of the Commission for Advocates. NA/…/BURKE

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Rabbi at Synod says Pius XII shouldn’t be beatified

  [uc] The Synod still has me scratching my head.  I know everyone is going to say that it is wonderful to talk about, read and use Scripture, but… I think we know that already. Other curiosities puzzle me as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: tips for making altar linens

Here is a good practical question from a reader. I have a question which you may well be able to answer, but that if you are too busy, I am pretty sure my fellow loyal readers of WDTPRS can. What … Continue reading

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