Daily Archives: 11 December 2008


It is really interesting looking to see where people are when they visit the blog. Here is a screen shot.    

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How the XXXX do you get off a e-mail reply list in Outlook!? Some people … some of YOU…. put me on mass e-mailings and then I receive every single reply anyone makes… And I now want to KILL someone. … Continue reading

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A note from Augustine for your consideration

St. Augustine: from a Christmas sermon –  on the harmony between Matthew and Luke on the Lord’s genealogy: And so, whatever else there is to be said regarding these hidden treasures among God’s mysteries, this is for others who are … Continue reading

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From rogueclassicism this day in history ante diem iii idus decembres Agonalia — the fourth and final occurrence of this festival in the Roman calendar; like all instances, the Rex Sacrorum would sacrifice a ram in the Regia, but on … Continue reading

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Our friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has a great photo of the infulae of Card. Comastri’s miter.  The pianeta ain’t bad either.

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WDTPRS: Thursday 2nd Week of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)

We continue our Advent journey through the prayers for Holy Mass. Today’s Super oblata is the same as that used on Mondays and Thursdays throughout. SUPER OBLATA (2002MR) Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine, munera quae de tuis offerimus collata beneficiis, et, quod … Continue reading

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Legnano: Ambrosian Rite Mass for Immaculate Conception

Ambrosian Rite in Legnano:  Check out more at Rinascimento Sacro.

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Italiani! S. Messa a Carrara – il 14 dicembre

Domenica 14 Dicembre 2008, alle ore 17.00 Chiesa di San CeccardoCarrara SANTA MESSA NELLA FORMA STRAORDINARIA Celebra il M. Rev. Prof.Don PIERO CANTONIParroco di San Ceccardo

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Message for World Day for Peace

I am just starting to dig into the Holy Fathers Message for the World Day for Peace, just released. His very first message, for the 39th World Day of Peace 2006 was, I maintain, one of the most important documents … Continue reading

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Twitter progress

This Twitter thing is still a bit of a mystery to me.  In the last week I have some 70 additional followers.  Does anyone out there use Twitter very much or have observations about it? What applications does it have? … Continue reading

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Question: retreats for women

Does anyone know of any places/houses, etc., where really good retreats are offered for women?  Women only?

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The darker side of what people do

Watch how this escalates.

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Check out a new composer of Sacred Music

From a reader: I happened upon this website providentially and am impressed with the efforts of this musician. He is doing what many more liturgical musicians should be doing: composing new music that conforms to the spirit of the liturgy … Continue reading

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A reader’s reactions after a first TLM, followed by my little rant

It is important that people have exposure to the older form of Mass celebrated well. From a reader: Hi Father, So my wife and I went to our first TLM this last week at the TLM community here in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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The Philippines: Christmas midnight TLM live on TV

From the Philippines we have this news. This brings to all the good news that WORD Communicators Apostolate, Inc., an N.G.O. Catholic apostolate in media registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission {S.E.C.}, has finally received approval from National Broadcasting … Continue reading

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