Daily Archives: 11 October 2008

A Sabine oddity

I’ll get to the oddity but first a pretty picture. Let me preface this by saying there are robins right now.  I have never seen so many robins. I got a few snaps in the dimming light, but these are … Continue reading

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All of these were taken with my phone and this post was created directly from my phone.

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11 Oct: Blessed John XXIII

BTW… today at the Vatican Basilica it is the feast of Bl. John XXIII. Today is also the 46th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

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UK seminaries: the seminarians are making the difference

I found a very engaging post at Damian Thompson’s place Holy Smoke: Let’s have a glance with my emphases and comments. The fight against Futurechurch: seminarians Posted By: Damian Thompson at Oct 10, 2008 at 14:38:45 Do you know what … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Black pall for caskets in the Novus Ordo?

A question via e-mail: With the common occurrence of white vestments at funerals and a corresponding color funeral pall, I wondered about the practice of a black funeral pall for the OF. While black vestments can be used for funerals … Continue reading

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Another happy announcement.  We have now a Danish rendering of the Internet Prayer. DANISH: Bøn før du logger på internettet: Almægtige evige Gud Du som har skabt os i dit billede, og opfordret os til at søge det som er … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Assistant priest puts an amice over the surplice

This comes via Facebook from a priest reader: What can you tell me about the use of the amice over the surplice for deacon chaplains and Assisting Priests? The AP at my first Mass wore the amice that way. There … Continue reading

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TULSA: Vocation of spiritual motherhood for priests

I was alerted to this very good item on the website of the Diocese of Tulsa.  Bishop Slattery continues to impress.  You will remember his statement after pro-abortion Catholics Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and VP candidate Sen. Biden (D-DE) made their … Continue reading

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