Daily Archives: 18 October 2008

A note to readers

Folks, I like discussion.   I really do.
But I must make some observations.
First, when I post an entry on some topic, that really is the topic I intend to post about.   An entry with a combox is NOT an invitation to … Continue reading

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Meeting seminarians

One of the great things about traveling is meeting good people along the way.
Tonight three seminarians made their way from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to Mater Ecclesiae for a period of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the church … Continue reading

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Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ: Forty Hours – Day 2

One of the main themes of WDTPRS is Save the Liturgy – Save the World.
I think that the way we, as a Church and as small communities within the Church, worship God in liturgical prayer, affects the whole world.
Celebrate Holy … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon pontificates at Ss. Trinita in Rome

The FSSP is celebrating their anniversary in Rome.   Our friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has posted some video of a Mass at the "personal parish" in Rome for the TLM and older forms of sacraments, the historic church where … Continue reading

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More praise of autumn colors

While most the leaves are down at the Sabine Farm, here in the East they are staring to change.
Two sessions of autumn colors for me this year.
In honor of that happy development…
From the Laudator…

James Hayford, One Fall Day:
One fall day … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can priests say 3 Masses on both 2 and 3 November?

A priest reader asks:
I have always said all three Masses on All Souls day.  This year it will happen on Nov.2 for the OF  and on Nov. 3 for the EF. I am inclined to say all three Masses on … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with bacon and eggs

My good friend Greg Burke, FoxNews’s guy in Rome, has a great piece on the Roman classic  spaghetti alla carbonara.
Check it out!   Let’s have all you WDTPRSers spike his stats!   Leave comments!

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QUAERITUR: Can “ad orientem” worship be forbidden?

UPDATE: 18:47 GMT
I checked with a friend who is in a position to know these things in an authoritative way:
Lawfully, I do not think so.  Provision is made for it in the Institutio Generalis.  cf. Medina’s response to a quaesitum … Continue reading

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