Daily Archives: 10 November 2008

QUAERITUR: what to buy a priest?

People often don’t know what to give priests as gifts.   As a result I get several e-mails a week asking advice about this.  Here is an example from a reader: Hi Father Z, At our diocese, the diocese of _____ … Continue reading

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Today it being the feast of St. Leo I, I thought to post links to past PODCAzTs during which I dealt with this great Father and Doctor, the eloquent Pope. I listened to bits and pieces of a few of … Continue reading

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Denver: TLM wrapup

From a reader: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf, I thought you might be interested in pictures from the Solemn High Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in Denver Colorado. 500 people were in attendance.  Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, … Continue reading

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PCED respond: bishops can’t force changes to Roman calendar for TLM

Our friend at Holy Smoke Damian Thompson has an interesting post, written in his usual gentle and conciliartory manner   o{];¬)  My emphases and comments: Vatican slaps down English bishops over holy days of obligationPosted By: Damian Thompson at Nov 10, … Continue reading

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To all the Marines out there, present and past, thank you and Happy Birthday! Tonight I will perhaps drink a 1775 Punch in your honor.  OORAH!

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“The branches of a crab”

At the Sabine Farm there are sundry crabapples.  The other day I was walking past one and, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something not quite right in one of them.  Stopping and scanning, I suddenly realized … Continue reading

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