Daily Archives: 1 November 2008

Bishops behind “Bring back our BLACK!”

Okay… we have the BIG MO, BABY! Bring back our BLACK! has a little more support. A kind reader alerted me to a weekly letter to his flock by His Excellency Most Reverend R. Walter Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa. … Continue reading

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If you are in a region where your clocks fall back tonight then CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS. Mass will start on time whether you are there or not…. …. unless you are the priest, of course.  But… that has its problems … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 70: Venerable Bede on All Saints; a collage; don Camillo (Part IV)

For this Feast of All Saints we tune in to hear what Venerable Bede (+735) has to say.  This is an excerpt from today’s Matins in the traditional Breviarium Romanum and is taken from one of Bede’s sermons. I comment. … Continue reading

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Archbp. Gregory of Atlanta speaks about issues and voting

Many bishops have really stood up with clear statements about the importance of weighing the issues before voting, explaining that there is a hierarchy of issues.  Not all issues are of equal importance.  As a matter of fact, one outweighs … Continue reading

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Bring Back Our BLACK!

Over at NLM there is a good long post about black vestments, in advance of the observance of All Souls, Sunday 2 November (Novus Ordo), Monday 3 November (1962MR).   I want to ad my voice to theirs in support of … Continue reading

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Some All Saints fun

Enjoy!   Biretta tip to Fr. I     o{]:¬) [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnt-P38ykc4]

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A lighter note

From Vincenzo, the official photoshopper of WDTPRS:

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Mass Alert – 1500 GMT

I am sure you have many petitions. Unite yours to mine beginning at 1500h GMT (1500 UK – 1600 Rome – 1100 EST – 0200 Sydney) as I start to say Mass for All Saints (1962MR). Ask your angel guardians … Continue reading

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The last few days have seen numerous technical problems. The blog froze up for reasons still unknown. Now my Internet is down. I am working on my phone. So in the absence of anything more lengthy to post and analyze … Continue reading

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