Monthly Archives: December 2008

WDTPRS on the finalist list for Weblog Awards

Our WDTPRS project is on the finalist list for the Weblog Awards this year. Voting begins on 5 January. Let’s keep our Catholic blogs in the forefront of this new means of social communication!

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Holy Father’s 1st Vespers live

Earlier today I streamed the Vatican Radio audio feed of the Holy Father’s 1st Vespers from the Vatican Basilica.  I couldn’t access CTV for the live feed without such interference and to capture images.  Our friends at NLM, the liturgical … Continue reading

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31 Dec & 1 Jan: Plenary Indulgences for the faithful

On 31 December  the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Te Deum.On 1 January the faithful can gain a Plenary Indulgence by public recitation or singing of the Veni Creator. From the Enchiridion … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

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A Z-Cam upgrade

I have a better webcam from the window of my office now. One of you WDTPRSers sent me the present cam some time ago and it is much better than the older one I had in the window. The multiple … Continue reading

Posted in LIVE STREAMING, My View, SESSIUNCULA | 26 Comments

MN/WI: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (D. La Crosse) – weekly TLM

From a reader: Some of your Wisconsin/Minnesota readers might be interested to know that the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will begin offering a weekly TLM beginning this coming Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This is the Shrine founded by … Continue reading

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Fun with corks and wine bottles

I’m being pushed by more than one person to do more posts with cooking tips, or even a cookbook.  One person suggested a regular weekend feature with a recipe and prep photos.  Dunno about all of that… but here is … Continue reading

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Msgr. Schuler

Today would have been the 88th birthday of Msgr. Richard J. Schuler, former pastor of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Requiescat in pace.

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Bad Monkey!

You know the sort… those who think that it was just a matter of the odds that our planet Earth just "happened".  And… given enough typewriters and monkeys, and enough time, one of them would by the random bashing of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: transferring Epiphany for the TLM to Sunday

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, Here we go again… The PCED [Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei] affirmed that it was OK with them (or at least with Msgr. Perl) for a Novus Ordo parish to have the TLM said on … Continue reading

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Dear Richard McBrien…

Pope Benedict XVI, in his address to the Plenary Session of the International Theological Commission (5 Dec 2008) said: From the subjective point of view, that is from the viewpoint of the one who does theology, the fundamental virtue of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Drafted into directing a TLM choir! HELP!

From a reader: I wondered if you might be able to help me, I know you’re busy so please don’t bother yourself if you don’t have a quick answer or resource.  I got elected, recruited, uh more like drafted into … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: which Marian antiphon after Compline?

From a reader: Compline ends with a Marian antiphon, as you know.  For the Advent and Christmas seasons, the proper antiphon is the "Alma Redemptoris Mater."  After that, you pick up the "Ave Regina Caelorum" through Lent.  This is true … Continue reading

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Gainesville, VA (D. of Arlington): 6 January – Solemn TLM

From a seminarian: For the feast of the Epiphany, there will be a Solemn High Mass at Holy Trinity parish in Gainesville, VA.  Several local seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, the Institute of Christ the King, and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: stole over the chasuble

From a reader: Visiting my grandmother out here in Texas and went to Mass Saturday evening. Saw the priest was wearing his stole on top of the chasuble. I seriously thought about asking him, politely, if he was aware it … Continue reading

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