Daily Archives: 21 February 2009

Fr. Finigan responds

His Hermeneuticalness has glossed The Tablet‘s hit piece by Elena Curti "That was not my Mass". Fr. Finigan responds saying: This is not my Mass (#1) A picture says a thousand words. In the meantime… ?!? … what the…!?

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Preview of a book-interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay

Here is an interesting piece from APCOM.  My translation from the Italian original: My emphases and comments. 16:53 – POLITICA- 17 FEB 2009 Book interview with Fellay: The Vatican neutralizes papal authority Roma, 17 Feb. (Apcom) – The Pope "is … Continue reading

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POLL: face to face or behind the screen

Catholics should make a good habit of regular confession for the whole year, of course, but Lent is a privileged season for penance and reconciliation. Alas, the sacrament has fallen into desuetude in many places.  Many priests, of a certain … Continue reading

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NYT: priest revives confession in his parish, liberal loser runs it down

This is in from the New York Times. Securly in the "Brick by Brick" department, but there is an interesting dimension to this which you should not miss. There will always be a liberal loser in the mix. February 21, … Continue reading

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Discovery of a new element!

From a priest reader: New Element Discovered Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it … Continue reading

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D. of Orlando memo: errors concerning the status of the SSPX

A reader sent an interesting piece of news from a memo for the Diocese of Orlando. As you can see, even official offices of the Church still refer to the SSPX as being in "schism", even though the Holy See … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: fingers together after the consecration

From a seminarian: In the Tridentine Rite of the Holy Mass, the Priest, after touching the Sacred Host, would then henceforth not seperate his fingers from the manner of keeping them together (thumb and index fingers). He would also keep … Continue reading

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Charlottesville VA: Dominican Rite Missa Cantata scheduled

From a reader: DOMINICAN RITE MASS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VA By an initiative of the pastor, Fr. Luke Clark, O.P., in response to requests by parishioners, St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville VA, will host a Dominican Rite Missa Cantata … Continue reading

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Kmiec on Holy See’s Pelosi visit statement, Justice Scalia, duties of jurists

This is in from TIME.   You might go back and review this entry before reading ahead. My emphases and comments. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009Catholic Judges and Abortion: Did the Pope Set New Rules?By Douglas W. Kmiec Much has been made … Continue reading

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Archbp. of Brisbane: bomb threat for removing Fr. Kennedy from St. Mary’s

You know about the flap in Brisbane, Australia.  The Archbishop of Brisbane has finally… finally acted to check the renegade priest Fr. Peter Kennedy, heretic and perhaps soon to be schismatic, who has been warping the parish of St. Mary … Continue reading

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Interesting “Declaration” from the Holy See’s Press Office

This is pretty interesting, from the Holy See Press Office Bolletino today: My translation from the Italian original: DECLARATION BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE HOLY SEE, REV. FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI, SJ In the late morning the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Quinquagesima

An excerpt from the column for this Sunday: In our traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. … Continue reading

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