Daily Archives: 10 October 2008

QUAERITUR: Can the TLM be offered ‘versus populum’?

From Facebook: Dear Fr. Z, The priest that celebrates de EF in Buenos Aires, has decided today to do it versus populum quoting a work of Card. Ratzinger that says that the cross must be the focal point or liturgical … Continue reading

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A kind reader has sent me the second update of the day!  Feast or famine, it seems. I am pleased to share with you the Internet Prayer in Norwegian.  I am hoping to audio files of these prayers as well.Bønn … Continue reading

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Our Yellow Sun’s role in the economic recovery

I was clued to this from Dealbreaker by a friend.  Very funny: Paulson To Use Superpowers Sooner Than ExpectedIn a raft of measures, that aren’t desperate (no really, we swear) Hank Paulson is set to issue what looks to be … Continue reading

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Bp. Fisichella at the Synod

I am interested in the intervention of H.E. Rino Fisichella whose background is in fundamental theology.  (Rene Latourelle) –  H.E. Most. Rev. Salvatore FISICHELLA, Titular Bishop of Voghenza, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life; Rector of the Pontifical Lateran … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: Bp. Zubik’s Letter on Catholics and Voting

His Excellency Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, has issued a letter to his flock on VOTING. Here it is with my emphases and comments. Letter from Bishop David A. Zubik on Catholics and Voting My dear family … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR)

Here is an excerpt from my article in The Wanderer to which you can subscribe electronically, saving both time, paper, and money. So, we turn now to this week’s Collect.  It is an ancient prayer, found in the 9th century … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI hasn’t yet signed the decree on the heroic virtues of Pius XII

Fr. Lombardi, spokesman for the Holy See, has said that the Holy Father has not signed the decree of beatification of Pius XII. Città del Vaticano, 9 October (Apcom) The Pope hasn’t signed any decree for the beatification of Pope … Continue reading

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Synod stuff

Great wisdom still continues to flow forth abundantly from the Synod on Scripture and we are no doubt hanging on every word. Apparently there are two camps. A more spiritual approach to Scripture, embraced by men such as Card. Ouellet. … Continue reading

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I received a very nice note from a seminarian in Bratislava, Slovakia.   They did a translation of the Internet Prayer into Slovak and asked for approval from the local Archbishop Stanislav Zvolensky.  It has therefore been published there far and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: We have two TLM places – should we push for more?

From a reader: My wife and I are recent converts. Our family is increasingly drawn to the beauty and transcendence of the EF. I have approached our parochial vicar and gently inquired about the possibility of having a EF mass. … Continue reading

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“In draperies worthy of eternity”

Biretta tip   o{]:¬)   to the Laudator Temporis Acti: John Clare, Autumn: Autumn comes laden with her ripened loadOf fruitage and so scatters them abroadThat each fern smothered heath and molehill wasteAre black with bramble berrys—where in hasteThe chubby urchins from … Continue reading

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Rumors about the CDW and Archbp. Ranjith

I am getting some chatter from the backstage in Rome.  You have by now heard some of the rumors about Archbishop Ranjith. It seems that Archbishop Ranjith (Sec. of CDW) wants to return to Colombo, Sri Lanka, if he is … Continue reading

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