Daily Archives: 5 December 2008

Help the Sisters

From the Catholic Key Blog: Spread some Beauty for Christmas  Kansas City – St. Joseph’s own Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles have a new CD out titled "Echoes of Ephesus". This is a very young, rapidly growing and … Continue reading

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Prayers requested for a dead priest

From a reader: Fr. John Weyer, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Although Father had been receiving ongoing treatment for cancer, he developed pneumonia and was admitted into ICU.  He passed … Continue reading

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Recent PODCAzTs

Have you not yet heard the most recent PODCAzTs? I’d like to have a bump to the stats for a few of them before I settle in to make the next one, which will probably focus on another Advent hymn … Continue reading

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Fr. Bux on a new liturgical movement: “With the patience of love”

The other day, 4 December, the great Fr. Nicola Bux (happy onomasitico in advance) had a piece in L’Osservatore Romano on liturgy. You might remember The Bux Protocol.  He is also author of the recent La Riforma di Benedetto XVI: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: RCIA sponsor to someone about to marry pro-abortion Catholic

From a reader: Dear Reverend Father Zuhlsdorf,                                                I was asked and agreed to be an R.C.I.A. sponsor for a family member. The family member is about to marry a Roman Catholic who "Would not personally have an abortion but believes in … Continue reading

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Who can educate me about USTREAM.TV?

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Moral Theology and St. Thomas Aquinas – the comeback

From ZENIT: Vatican Official Considers Aquinas’ Comeback Recalls How Morality Was Scorned in the 60s By Antonio Gaspari ROME, DEC. 3, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Moral theology based on St. Thomas Aquinas is among one of theology’s most popular branches today, says … Continue reading

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TLM in Finland

From a reader: Just to let you know what is happening in Finland… Yesterday we have opened a new webpage to specifically tell about the activities and visits of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in Finland: http://fsspfinland.wordpress.com/ The Home … Continue reading

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Jesuit Superior General defends Liberation Theology

On AsiaNews I read that Pope Benedict spoke to participants in the plenary session of the International Theological Commission.  He outlined the guidelines theologians must follow in their work as he discussed the Commission’s own study on the “nature of … Continue reading

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How NAC seminarians prepare their first Masses

[uc] I got this from a reader who is NOT a seminarian at the North American College in Rome.  This is actually pretty useful.  Deacons out there might want to pay attention. My emphases and comments. First Mass Preparation Program … Continue reading

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

We continue our look at the Super oblata or "Prayer over the gifts" for Masses during Advent. SUPER OBLATA (2002MR) Placare, Domine, quaesumus, nostrae precibus humilitatis et hostiis, et, ubi nulla suppetunt suffragia meritorum, tuae nobis indulgentiae succurre praesidiis.Today’s Super … Continue reading

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Cleveland: TLM alert

From a reader: I was wondering if you would mind announcing this:On December 26th a Solemn High Mass will be celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church in Cleveland, to honor our patron saint.  It will be celebrated by the Rev. Bede … Continue reading

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If you were to be stranded on an island with a big flat TV screen, … …which THREE TV series on DVD (or other) would you choose to have with you?

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