Daily Archives: 11 February 2009

The Nightmare for Progressivists

The post by Mosebach got me thinking about something I have drilled at for a while now.
Libs, progressivists, what ever you call them, are functioning within a blinkered paradigm.
They have raised what they imagine the Council was about to … Continue reading

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Three SSPX seminarians killed near Econe

People of good will will note with sorrow that three seminarians of the SSPX, attending the seminary in Ecône, were killed in an avalanche in nearby Nendaz.
I urge you to pray for them and for comfort for their families, friends … Continue reading

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“Why the Pope had to do what he did”

The author of the fine  The Heresy of Formlessness, Martin Mosebach, has published in Der Spiegel an essay about the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX Bishops. 
I picked up this English translation here, the Society of St. Hugh … Continue reading

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Let me make this clear

To those sending me obtuse e-mail filled with indignation that the POPE would rehabilitate a HOLOCAUST DENIER!, I offer these comments. 
To those journalists and columnists out there who are grinding their gears over this issue, please pay attention.
Please read … Continue reading

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CUA: Lecture on liturgy – Thursday 12 Feb

WHAT:    CUA Lecture: "Which Liturgy Is the Church’s Liturgy"?
WHEN:    4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12WHERE:    The Catholic University of AmericaEdward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room620 Michigan Ave., N.E.Washington, D.C.
DETAILS:    Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: young people, music, Mass and entertainment

From a reader:
In my experience when Masses are celebrated with a children’s choir or a teen band it seems that the focus of the Liturgy shifts from the Sacrifice of the Mass to the children that are singing or the … Continue reading

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Preparing for a yearly Triduum controversy

Brace yourselves.
In the week’s ahead, as we move into Lent, enemies of the Pope will no doubt remember that he changed the Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962MR.  Then the whole anti-Jewish thing will have another round in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Easter Sunday Mass during two weeks early

From a reader:
According to a good friend of mine at Notre Dame, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be celebrating Easter Mass two weeks before Easter, so that it can be taped and broadcast on NBC on Easter day…
"All … Continue reading

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The Pope or the Party? Bad News from China

The always interesting Sandro Magister presents us with a piece on the Church in China.
I am sure you will be shocked that the "openness" of the Olympic facade might not have been entirely genuine.
Let’s have a look with … Continue reading

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A Lenten meal idea: eggplant

Last night I made melanzane alla parmigiana, that’s eggplant.
I found eggplant on sale for $1.39 each and thought I could get a couple meals out of them.

I also wanted to see how fast I could … Continue reading

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