Daily Archives: 13 January 2009

Another Novus Ordo Mass ad orientem

From a reader:
I believe that you occasionally publish news of liturgical interest from various churches.
If you would like, please publicize that the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday mornings at Old St. Patrick in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is now being … Continue reading

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“…wind through some dense copse…”

Many thanks for this to the Laudator Temporis Acti… for this and for something else he sent me recently!
Charles Burchfield, Journal (Feb. 22, 1912):
    Everyone is complaining about it. "Is it cold enough for you?" (most common); "This is the … Continue reading

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Weblog award polls are closed – many thanks!

Well, folks!
The polls are closed for the 2008 Weblog Awards.

I thank all of you who participated.
It is important to keep our Catholic blogs in the first places in these award elections.
The award site says that they are going to check … Continue reading

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Kmiec attacks ‘right wing’ Catholic bloggers

Get this… from CNA…
My emphases and comments.
Prof. Kmiec accuses ‘right wing’ Catholic bloggers of character assassinationBlames them for potentially “poisoning” Vatican-Obama relationship
Washington DC, Jan 13, 2009 / 11:53 am (CNA).- In his first lengthy article explaining his position after the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: bridesmaids and mantillas: yes or no?

From a reader:
Hello. My sister is getting married in March in an Ordinary Form Mass and I am a bridesmaid. I wear a chapel veil when I go to Mass, whether I assist in the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form.
My … Continue reading

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QUERITUR: show tunes and wedding music

From a reader:
The Catholic church where my daughter is getting married does not allow the song from Fiddler on the Roof, "Sunrise, Sunset", to be sung at the ceremony because it is not liturgical. 
The Catholic church where … Continue reading

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Still working on the video streaming things

I am playing around with the trial version of Vidblaster.  Great program!
It allows you to add effects and split screens for multiple webcams, etc., in far more effective way than I have been able to do it before. 
Slowly but … Continue reading

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Brisbane: renegade parish in the news again

St. Mary’s in Brisbane is in the news again.
ABC (non commercial govt. station) had a video piece on the 7:30 report.   There is a transcript.
Check also these past entries here and here.
Here is a link to the video.
[WINDOWSMEDIA http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200901/r330139_1487546.asx 320 … Continue reading

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Scatter ye rosebuds while ye may

A big biretta tip   o{]:¬)    to Good Jesuit Bad Jesuit for this great photo:

This great picture is from a Polish Jesuit blog entitled, A Pilgrims Story see the picture (here)

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The Pill’s inventor: “catastrophe” … “horror scenario”

This is a must read from CNA:
Vienna, Jan 11, 2009 / 02:10 am (CNA).- The chemist who made a key discovery leading to the invention of the birth control pill has written a commentary calling demographic decline in Europe a … Continue reading

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