Daily Archives: 2 February 2009


I have tonight been overwhelmed by the e-mail sent to me. So many people have promised prayers… …or asked for them. You have so many questions. People are so hungry.

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What a cleric sees

… during Mass.

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Can you tell the difference?

Some years ago, when I was living in S. California, a priest friend showed up at the door saying gruffly, "Get in the car… I want to show you something." He drove us to a supremely ugly building, which he … Continue reading

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Gregorian Chant Workshop 6-7 March

In the brick by brick department: Hi Father, Perhaps your readers would be interested in the following: www.musicasacra.com/floridaMusica Sacra Florida is happy to announce: Gregorian Chant WorkshopSponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of Americain conjunction with theFarquhar College of … Continue reading

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SSPX leadership and Bp. Williamson having a hard time of it

Via CathCon, on top of things lately, we learn of a story in the Mittelbayerische Zeitung, namely, that the SSPX leadership is not satisfied with the apology made by SSPX Bp. Williamson. Frankly, I thought Williamson’s apology to be pretty … Continue reading

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US Catholic Congressmen write to Pope Benedict about SSPX

This is from the website of a US Congresswoman of the 3rd Connecticut, Rosa L. D Lauro (D-CT). Get this.  My emphases. For Immediate ReleaseFriday, January 30, 2009 Contact: Adriana Surfas202-225-3661Click here for Printer Friendly Version  Catholic Members of Congress … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Archbp. Collins on Pope Benedict and the SSPX

On the official blog of the Archdiocese of Toronto, H.E. Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto offers observations about the lifting the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops and the subsequent ruckus in the press, especially concerning the Jews … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: retreats

Last night in Z-Chat someone raised a question about good retreats. This is a good topic for us to discuss. I think tough times are coming.  Knowing where good retreats are available could be very handy. Too often people run … Continue reading

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A new visitor at the feeder and PENJING REPORT

It is a beautiful sunny day.Today we have had some flurries and ice-crystals in the air. This Pine Siskin is surrounded. I have a new comer to the feeder! These guys are unknown to me, at least in this plumage. … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Tissier de Mallerais: “we have the intention of converting Rome”

The fine Rorate has an English version of the interview SSPX Bp. Tissier de Mallerais did with La Stampa. Here is, I think, the salient quote. But do you think of turning back regarding your disagreements [with Rome]? -"No, absolutely … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Tissier: we’ll convert the Vatican – Reuters look at SSPX fallout

Trends are emerging. Tom Heneghan, on the FaithWorld blog of Reuters, posted an interesting roundup about the fallout after Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications of the SSPX bishops. One of the points he brings up is that one of the … Continue reading

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More on Fr. Farinella: what he really wrote

Did you see my article about Fr. Paolo Farinella?  He is the Italian priest who said that in lifting the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops, Pope Benedict perpetrated a "rape" of the Church. A reader, and old friend, sent … Continue reading

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