Daily Archives: 9 December 2008


I was alerted that my friend "Diogenes" of Off The Record posted the following grand tidbit: ineffable Posted Dec. 9, 2008 4:53 PM  by Diogenes  According to the official Vatican translation, in a message about the Christian heritage of European … Continue reading

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Thinking about downgrading to XP?

From Engadget: As you’ve no doubt noticed, the deadline for the Windows XP downgrade option keeps getting pushed back and back, and it looks like it’s now also getting more and more expensive, as Dell has now tripled the cost … Continue reading

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Holy Hill, WI: TLM ALERT

From a reader: Reverend Canon Olivier Meney of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will celebrate a Low Mass at the Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 2nd Week of Advent – Collect (2002MR)

We continue to look at our prayers for Mass during Advent. SUPER OBLATA – (2002MR): Deus, qui salutare tuum cunctis terrae finibus declarasti, tribue, quaesumus, ut nativitatis eius gloriam laetanter praestolemur. This is and ancient prayer, found in the Rotulus … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: people putting hosts in ciborium before Mass

From a  reader: I travel a lot for work, so have obviously been to Mass at several parishes, both EF and OF, very reverent to not-so-much.  I’m currently in NW Missouri and experienced a new variation today for the Immaculate … Continue reading

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A sad punch line

I note on this photo, posted over at the Papist‘s place…. As if they weren’t already a sad punch line,…

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Hey you liturgical progressivists! Get a load of this!

A couple photos of the new Prefect! You like? Biretta tip to Daily Peeps.   o{]:¬)

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A controversy about head coverings for woman in church

There is some discussion going on in the Catholic blogosphere about the obligation, or lack thereof, for women to cover their heads in church with a mantilla or hat, etc. On St. Louis Catholic there was stark statement about my … Continue reading

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More about Card. Cañizares Llovera

More about Card. Cañizares Llovera, the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship From Palazzo Apostolico of Paolo Rodari: The nickname "little Ratzinger" was born in the Roman Curia.  From 1985 to 1992 Canizares played the same role in … Continue reading

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