Daily Archives: 7 February 2009

SSPX Bp. Williamson: ceased to function as seminary rector

It may be that the obvious shoe has dropped and that Bp. Williamson has been retired so that he won’t be an obstacle.
Rorate has this interesting story.
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QUAERITUR: words of absolution

From a reader:
      I know you are busy but I have a quick question regarding the valid words of absolution in the sacrament of penance.  If the priest says the whole formula starting with God the Father of Mercies, and … Continue reading

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New uses for unused confessionals

A reader sent me this photo of a confessional.

CLICK the photo to find out how it is being used now!
What signal does this send to people about the importance of the sacrament of penance?
I’m just askin’…

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WDTPRS: Septuagesima (1962MR)

A few thoughts about Septuagesima and its prayers for Holy Mass, excerpted from articles I wrote for The Wanderer, to which you can subscribe for an online edition.
The Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside-the-walls.
In the pre-Conciliar calendar the … Continue reading

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What some Catholic Colleges have in their theology departments

This blog, the Journey To A New Pentecost, has posted an editorial printed in the newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport, IA. 
It is by Keith Soko, Ph.D, who is associate professor of moral theology and chair of … Continue reading

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Follow a pilgimage

Check out Philip Johnson’s pilgrimage!

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Thanks to readers!

First of all… thanks for your patience as I battle with the comments problem.
Next, I appreciate the support you are giving to WDTPRS in the Bloggers Choice Awards in the Religious Blog category.  It is a bit of a hassle, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: children at Mass

And now a reader is seeking to get me killed by asking about children at Mass.
My wife and I recently attended a TLM for First Friday, and had an unpleasant experience before Mass. Our 1 year old daughter noticed the … Continue reading

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POLL: Tempus fugit

Tracking time is how we track change.  It is salutary thing to consider how we are slipping toward the future.
Tempus fugit.
How do you do it?
Do you use a wristwatch?  A clock?  Just your cellphone? 
Sundial?
Just … Continue reading

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When in Rome… this Sunday… support the Pope

If you are in Rome or anywhere near, please go to St. Peter’s Square for the Holy Father’s noontime Angelus and show your support.
Bring your friends and urge them to bring their families and friends.
Support the Pope.

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