Daily Archives: 12 January 2009

A ray of hope

From a priest reader:
Fr. Z,
Your refrain ‘brick by brick’ has struck a cord with me.  A reader recently sent in that he/she noticed the priest purifying his hands after the distribution of Holy Communion.  I had started doing this some … Continue reading

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Huh? What’s with the Weblog Awards?

What’s with this?

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iPhone application: iBreviary

I mostly use the post-Conciliar Liturgia horarum or Liturgy of the Hours for my office during the week.  
So here I am on the road and we have a change of volumes, from 1 to 3.  On the Novus … Continue reading

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A thaw in the cold war at Amiens

Several people alerted me to this interesting note posted by our friends at Rorate, a blog I look at every day, who seem always to be on top of this sort of thing.
FSSPX [This is the SSPX] Celebrates Mass at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday Mass without the Creed

From a reader:
Due to an emergency, my family couldn’t attend Mass on Sunday morning and thus had to attend on Sunday evening at a very "progressive" local parish.  At the Mass, the priest omitted the Creed.  I realize that on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s with the rings?

From a priest reader:
I have a question either for you, or if you choose to publish it on your blog, for anyone who can answer it.
In the 3 parishes I’ve been assigned to in my 10+ years of Priesthood, I’ve … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Where’s the papal pallium pin?

From a reader:
I have been watching the papal liturgies on EWTN  for several years. I recently noticed that when the Pope Benedict is wearing the pallium he SEEMS to be missing a pin/nail on the red cross over his right … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: how to iron purificators

From a reader:
Good Morning Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
I ordered the booklet from Angleus Press about Laundering Linens. Before I approach the head sacristan, I would like your opinion.
When folding the purificator the booklet says that the embroidered cross should face the … Continue reading

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ALERT! Help WDTPRS in the 2008 Weblog Awards – VOTING IS OPEN!

Once again WDTPRS needs your help.
Our little project here is a finalist for the 2008 Weblog Awards.
The voting is now open.
We can vote every day, but only once within a 24 hour period.
So vote early and often (every day) until … Continue reading

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