Daily Archives: 17 November 2008

Coffee and donuts at St. Joan’s in Minneapolis

UPDATE 19 Nov 15:10 GMT The Recovering Dissident Catholic has something to add: People ask me, often, what brought me around. This is it. Right here. It is THE LORD. Communion is not just some communal parish meal like having … Continue reading

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Some nonsense from Andrew Sullivan

The young scholarship seeking Papist says that "Andrew Sullivan goes on a tear" after he hears about the Cardinal Stafford’s comments: "The Vatican hierarchy has become radicalized under Benedict and John Paul II – so much so that they see … Continue reading

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A few shots: And while I was having my lunch, … what a difference a few minutes make.

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The Greenville controversy continues

The controversy over Fr. Newman’s bulletin at his parish of St.  Mary in Greenville, SC has heated up and become complicated. You will remember that Fr. Newman made strong statements about the propriety receiving Communion by Catholics who voted for … Continue reading

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Card. Stafford: Pres.-elect Obama “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic”… we will know “Gethsemene”

A reader sent me this from the magazine of the Catholic University of America. This is from the magazine of Catholic University of America.  My emphases and comments. Cardinal at CUA: Obama is ‘Aggressive, Disruptive and Apocalyptic’ Posted By Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Romanesque… oh… romanesque

Over at NLM there are images of a chapel projected for University of Southern California. Honestly, I have a recurring dream… one of many… but this one is pleasant.   I have a recurring dream that I have to build a … Continue reading

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A little pin

I have been tidying up a bit and rediscovered a pin I acquired along the way. This is a diminutive coat-of-arms of Pope Benedict XVI. I don’t use it very often, for it is very delicate.  The coins give you … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Dirunale and Nocturnale

A reader asks: I purchased a Monastic Diurnal and am quite pleased with it.  I am interested in obtaining a Nocturnale that contains the entire Vigils of the Monastic Breviary, including the Psalter, Sanctoral, and Temporal, all in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Having printer problems?

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Brooklyn: Solemn TLM – Friday, 21 November

From a reader: In accord with the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, a traditional Solemn Mass will take place in Brooklyn (NY) at St. Cecilia’s Church on Friday, November 21st, 2008 at 7:30PM. This will be the first traditional (Solemn) Mass … Continue reading

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Note to readers: tips for writing to Fr. Z

I get zillions of e-mails every day.   Many people want me to post this or write on that. Some tips for writing. If you want me to look at something, then please: Provide the text Provide the link  If I … Continue reading

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Planet Watch and Leonid Meteor alert

From Space Weather News for Nov. 16, 2008 EVENING PLANETS: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, are shining through the twilight side by side. You’ll want to keep … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ordination of permanent deacon with the Extraordinary Form

From a reader: Could a married man be ordained to the permanent diaconate using the extraordinary form? Of course! A bishop can use either Use to ordain.  And a deacon is a deacon is a deacon.

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Dayton, OH: 1st Solemn TLM in 40 years

From a reader: The attached photos are of the first Solemn High Mass in the archdiocese of Cincinnati in over 40 years. Celebrant: Fr. Eric Flood, FSSP, North American District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Deacon: Fr. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When does a priest use a black zucchetto?

From a reader: Hi Fr. Z, I had a question about priestly "headware."  I am glad to see that the biretta is coming back in many places, but my question deals with the black zucchetto.  Obviously you still see bishops … Continue reading

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