Daily Archives: 24 February 2009

Bp. of East Anglia (England) comments on SSPX excommunications

His Excellency Most Rev. Michael Evans, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia has commented on his website about the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops.
Shall we have a look?  My emphases and comments: 
STILL IN SCHISM … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: changing words near the consecration

From a reader:
When I travel I frequently have to attend NO Masses.  Such was the case last Sunday.  The parish is liberal and so is the “guest” priest, but I was with a friend, so on I went.
The priest changed … Continue reading

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A convent dilemma

I had an e-mail which is both sad and uplifting.
Sad because the obvious decline of religious life.
Uplifting because of the potential and the fact that someone wants to do something about it.
Parishes far and wide are trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Book Change

Do you say the office, from either devotion and/or obligation?
Change your volume and get your ribbons set up.

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Reponse to a reponse on question of insisting on Communion in the hand

I have gotten some e-mail about the question sent me about the man who, at the Communion rail during a TLM, stood insisting to the priest that he be given Communion in the hand.
Originally I had the combox open on … Continue reading

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An unspeakably ironic note

A reader sent a fun note:
Father,
I saw this prayer on the website of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  As you are well-aware, many members of the Federation are the same people who are on the “progressive” side of the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Ranjith’s observations about today’s state of the liturgy

We haven’t heard much from His Excellency Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith lately.  He is the indomitable and clear-thinking Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
CWN has posted that Archbp. Ranjith wrote a forward to a book … Continue reading

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