Daily Archives: 26 October 2008

“If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them.”

I found this on a refrigerator.   Then I discovered that I wrote it. I guess that memory isn’t what it used to be. This was from a post I did on the 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Molla.  (This … Continue reading

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There is an old phrase. "What’s the difference between a regular priest and a monsignor?" Answer: "None, though most monsignors forget that. Well… there are monsignors and there are monsignors.  It is both a church honor given to some priests … Continue reading

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KC Blognic underway!

The blognic is underway! We started later because Mass at Old St Patrick’s started late and went long. Coffee is hot and strong.

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KC: local media coverage of Old St Patrick

Today I see in the KC STAR on B5 a black and white photo and box on the consecration of Old St Patrick. I wonder if the KC based National Catholic *Reporter* covered the event. After all… this is their … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Univ.: TLM Cantata

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, Here’s an email we received at Ave Maria University: "Dear AMU Community, The AMU Chamber Choir will sing a Missa Cantata tomorrow at 12:30pm in the Oratory.   In Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, tomorrow … Continue reading

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Synod on Scripture proposes making women Lectors… er… Lectrices

Here is a story from CNS by my friend in Rome and fellow Minnesotan Mr. John Thavis: Remember that once upon a time, Holy Church had the minor order of Lector.  Paul VI suppressed the minor orders in favor of … Continue reading

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TLM in York, England: aftermath

You might remember that I posted news of a solemn TLM in York, England. Here is a debriefing: Dear Fr ZMany thanks for posting the information about the Solemn Mass in Honour of Our Lady, which was celebrated yesterday at … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (1962MR)

Here is some of my article for The Wanderer for this Sunday, which in the older, traditional calendar, is the Feast of Christ the King, always celebrated on the last Sunday of October. What Does the Prayer Really Say?   Last … Continue reading

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FSSP celebrates in Rome

Our friend John Sonnen over at Orbis Catholicus has posted some great photos of the FSSP’s celebration in Rome.  Here and here and here and here and many other places.  Go explore. Here is a teaser. My my… that looks … Continue reading

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