Daily Archives: 4 December 2008

shots and thanks

Many thanks to J of AL who sent a wonderful panettone from my wish list!  I am very grateful. I shall have to find some prosecco to go with it and people to share it. In the meantime, it’s off … Continue reading

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A gloss on “Say the Black Do the Red”

From a reader: Thanks for the website.  It nevers fails to engage me.  Deo gratia. I have a cousin an elderly priest in Ireland.  He visited us last week and we were discussing the TLM and I mentioned, "Say the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 75: An Advent hymn dissected “Conditor alme siderum”; Fr. Z digresses far afield

I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum.  We begin today with the hymn for Vespers called Conditor alme siderum, with its variation Creator alme siderum as it was in Breviarium Romanum.  I dissect this … Continue reading

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Chicago: 12 Dec. at High Noon: Mass in front of Pres.-Elect Obama’s HQ

From Mark Shea‘s place. On Friday, December 12, the Pro-Life Action League will be co-sponsoring a solemn Mass at noon at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This Mass, the first … Continue reading

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Reminder: TLM in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark

Reminder: TLM in St George’s Cathedral, SouthwarkSaturday, December 6, 2008 11:00am – 12:15pm

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Let them eat papal panettone… really! 1000 loaves for the poor

From CNA: Italian bakers give Pope a thousand loaves of ‘panettone’ for the poor Rome, Dec 4, 2008 / 11:33 am (CNA).- L’Osservatore Romano reported this week that the Italian Federation of Bread Bakers has donated to the Pope one … Continue reading

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True confession

Yes, I have his RSS in my feed reader…. I can’t help it… I do…

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Interesting Firefox add on for Twitter

I just found an interesting Firefox addon.  Twitter Bar. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4664  

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WDTPRS: Thursday 1st Week of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)

We continue our look at the Super oblata or "Prayer over the gifts" for Masses during Advent. Today’s Super oblata is the same as that used for Monday of this week. You can consult the entry HERE.

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Rorate Masses at Assumption Grotto, Detroit

From a reader: Perhaps you could pass along the news that Rorate Masses are being celebrated at Assumption Grotto each Tuesday evening, in the ordinary form, throughout Advent.  They will try to provide candles for a stipend, but it would … Continue reading

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A plug for Fr. Finelli

From the GMTA Department, I had a note from the great Fr. Jay Finelli last night just as I was working on my PODCAzT about the Advent hymn Conditor alme siderum.  Get a load of this! Dear Fr. John, I … Continue reading

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Brick by brick: TLM at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bellingham, MA

From the Brick By Brick Department a reader sends this: St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Bellingham, MA384 Hartford AveBellingham, MA Fr. Mullen will begin celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass ("TLM") in December here at St. Brendan’s. The TLM will be offered … Continue reading

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A bishop on FOCA: “you can go take a flying leap”

A reader alerted me to this from Lifesite.  My emphases and comments: Catholic Bishop: "Go Right Ahead and Arrest Me" Rather than Obey Freedom of Choice Act By Kathleen GilbertLife siteDecember 2, 2008 ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – … Continue reading

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American papal Nuncio score a goal on Summorum Pontificum, reform, ad orientem

I was alerted to a piece on a blog called Island Envoy, the blog of the papal nuncio to a whole bunch of places in the Carribean, the Antilles.  He is Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, originally a priest of … Continue reading


Question to readers: problems with comments?

I had a note from someone suggesting that there might be a problem on the blog with reading comments. Anyone having problems? I can’t see anything wrong.

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