Monthly Archives: November 2008

A Sunday Aftermoon

On a Sunday afternoon, it is nice to visit a Museum. Here are some shots from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Benedict XVI’s 1st Vespers for Advent – some video

Here is a too brief clip from CTV of Pope Benedict’s vespers service in the Vatican Basilica for the beginning of Advent. [flv]08_11_29_B16_1st_vespers_advent.flv[/flv]

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Pope Benedict visits St. Lawrence outside-the-walls – video

Today the Holy Father visited the parish San Lorenzo fuori le mura, St. Lawrence outside-the-walls.  This is a Minor Papal Basilica, rather than a Major, but it is an extremely important church in the history of Rome and our Roman … Continue reading

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Seminarians and Gregorian chant in the Netherlands

From a reader: Hello Father Z First let me thank you for your wonderful work with your blog. I am an young woman living in a parish with, well, an “interesting” liturgy. Thanks to the many Catholic blogs out there like … Continue reading

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Thorny USA election trivia question

What would happen if a president-elect should die or be demonstrated definitively not to have been eligible for office under the requirements in the Constitution, before the electoral college meets? I am getting various answers. Anyone?   Something authoritative.

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1st Vespers of Advent with Benedict XVI – live

First Vespers of the 1st Sunday of Advent is on. This is the first liturgical ceremony of the new liturgical year.

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“defense against the dark arts

For fans of those books and certain movies:

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WDTPRS: 1st Sunday of Advent – Secret (1962MR)

An excerpt from this week’s article: In the TLM, the “Prayer over the gifts”, in Latin Super oblata in the Novus Ordo, is called the Secret because it was spoken by the priest in a low voice inaudible to the … Continue reading

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On the move

This weekend I will be in the Twin Cities to help with Masses for a priest who is under the weather.

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QUAERITUR: substantial bread and risk of profanation

From a reader: I have a BA in Catholic Theology and A MA in Religious Studies;  however, my background is not strong in liturgy.  I focused on pastoral ministry, youth ministry and world religions.   Could you help me answer a … Continue reading

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