Daily Archives: 16 December 2008


I have been trying to get usteam to work on the old laptop I put in the chapel.  I think more people can watch ustream at once, whereas only 7 can watch at the same time with the present service.
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QUAERITUR: Rose vestments during the week after Gaudete Sunday?

Rosacea vestments during the week after the 3rd Sunday of Advent?
I reader sent me this:
In re: Rosacea, today I came across this interesting instruction, found in "Matters Liturgical" 9th edition (1956): 119. b. Rose-color vestments may also be worn, if the … Continue reading

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Radio Sabina lives again

I have temporarily revived Radio Sabina and the Z-Cam in the chapel.

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QUAERITUR: satifying 1 January Mass obligation

From a reader:
Per the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is a holy day of obligation — one of the few non-Sundays throughout the year when Catholics are required to … Continue reading

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“I was told there would be cookies”

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What is this?

Can anyone tell me what this flower is?
It is blooming in my kitchen and I have no idea what it is.

From a reader:
From the photo it appears that the flower in question is called by the name … Continue reading

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CNN interview of Fr. Roy Bourgeois

More on Fr. Roy Bourgeois and the excommunication situation.
There was a CNN piece on 14 December with Fr. Bourgeois and Msgr. Charles Pope.
Father found his collar for the interview.   He has not found a Catholic position on the ordination of … Continue reading

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Italiani! Nuovo sito dedicato all S. Messa in forma straordinaria

Vorrete investigare questo nuovo sito:

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Fitchburg, Mass. Mass: TLM – Midnight – Christmas

From a reader:
There will be a high Christmas midnight mass (missa cantata) at Immaculate Conception Church, 59 Walnut St., Fitchburg, Massachusetts. A musical prelude will begin at 11:30, with the mass beginning at 12 midnight.
It is hoped that this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I can sew, embroider, make – how do I make vestments?

From a reader.   Perhaps some of you can help her:
Hello Father Z,
Before I call the parish office and volunteer, I wondered if you or your readers could recommend a reliable source on doing the fancy sewing for Mass vestments.  Google … Continue reading

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