Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Sabine view

Just because it’s pretty.

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“Pronto, Vaticano”

Years ago, when I worked in the Vatican and cellphones were not yet an option, placing some calls required you to go through the Vatican switchboard.  So, I can attest to much of the substance of this article.
Here is a … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 12 Comments

Thanks to readers and Penjing update

It is time once again to thank you readers for… well.. several things.
First, I repeat my gratitude to those of you who voted for WDTPRS on the Blogger’s Choice Awards.  WDTPRS came in first, as you may recall.  Your support … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon responds to some questions about Summorum Pontificum

A kind reader alerted me to a interesting set of responses from His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos to questions about Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum.   The Q&A is, interestingly enough, posted on clerus.va, the website of the Congregation for Clergy.  … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | 22 Comments

Archbp. Naumann: most important issue to Catholics is abortion

A friend alerted me to this from the site of Kansas Liberty:
My emphases and comments:
Archbishop defends church’s ‘rights and responsibility’ to teach moralsNaumann says most important issue to Catholics is abortion
Last week the Roman Catholic archbishop of Kansas City, Kan., … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

QUAERITUR: Can a bishop forbid a priest to say Mass ad orientem?

From a priest reader.  This is edited to preserve anonymity.  My emphases:
Dear Fr. Z.: I have been transferred to a new assignment.  At that time I determined to celebrate Mass ad orientem. 
The bishop has received letters of complaint and … Continue reading

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Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests | 21 Comments

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

REPOST:
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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QUAERITUR: Bought a Baronius Missal… how to set up the ribbons

Here is a question from a reader.
It brings up good questions.  People often come to see their beloved old hand missals for Mass as treasures, dear old friend, a life-long companion. 
Thus, they probably use their hand-missals in very different … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box | 43 Comments

On the way home

After my travels I am finally heading back to the Sabine Farm.
So…. yet another airport.

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Nice photo from the Pontifical Mass

This is from the Pontifical Mass at Old St. Patrick’s last Saturday.

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Don’t worry

His Hermeneuticalness has a great post about happiness in the present moment over at his excellent place.
Here is a portion of it.    Do go visit him, however.  He ranges from Stocism, eschatology, to … and I love it when he … Continue reading

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“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 is also the … Continue reading

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Posted in Classic Posts | 11 Comments

Monsignori

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 and a title … 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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Posted in Blognics, On the road, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 21 Comments

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 … Continue reading

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Posted in I'm just askin'..., SESSIUNCULA | 5 Comments