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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A prayer request

Apparently, and sadly, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus editor of First Things, has been diagnosed with cancer. He put this on his site: Fr. Neuhaus wrote this note on First Things: I cannot begin to respond to the deluge of assurances … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A Prime example…. V. Benedicite. R. Deus.

From a reader: Can you explain the construction, "Benedicite Deus"?  First, is it actually the equivalent for "God bless," as several websites suggest?  If so, how does the grammar work there — is "benedicite" some sort of majestic plural, with … Continue reading

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Reminder of PODCAzTs

Don’t forget these recent PODCAzTs on the Advent hymns in the Church’s official prayer, the Liturgia Horarum. 076 08-12-07 An Advent hymn dissected "Verbum supernum prodiens", with digressions 075 08-12-04 An Advent hymn dissected "Conditor alme siderum"; Fr. Z digresses … Continue reading

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Chicago: 22-28 June – Sacred Music Colloquium

From a reader: Seven Days of Musical Heaven” June 22-28, 2009 (Monday noon through Sunday morning)Loyola University, Chicago, IllinoisSponsored by the Church Music Association of America You are invited to sing with and experience the Sacred Music Colloquium, the largest … Continue reading

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Archd. of Ferrara, Italy: TLM established

On the blog Rinascimento Sacro there is an story I didn’t expect to be reading. Following the precepts of Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio and the Abbey of Pomposa, the archbishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Paolo Rabitti on … Continue reading

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