Daily Archives: 27 February 2009

New rector for SSPX seminary in Argentina

I got this from Rorate:
Local sources in Argentina confirm that Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, one of the four bishops of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, will run the Seminary of Our Lady Co-Redemptrix in La Reja, Province … Continue reading

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A reader sends a useful comment

I received this from a reader.  My emphases and comments:
I really enjoy your blog and have learned a lot in reading your posts; however, I’m going to stay away for Lent.
The comments are just too polarizing; the traditionalists and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Friday after Ash Wednesday – Post communionem (2002MR)

WDTPRS Friday after Ash Wednesday – Post communionem (2002MR)
I am not sure about the origin of this prayer.  It seems to be comprised of prayers in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Gelasian and Veronese and the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts … Continue reading

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Blizzards and birds

Yesterday there was a bit of a blizzard here.
It came on in the late afternoon.  The wind was blowing hard enough that the chickadees were being blown off their perches.  They are quite the aeronauts, however.

As darkness came on, they … Continue reading

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A note for those who want to post comments

ALL: Two things.
If there is going to be discussion here, I ask that it be civil.
My mood today, and the list of things to do I face, are such that I will simply lock people out of the blog for … Continue reading

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What’s sauce for the goose-step…

I am reading stories that "the Vatican" has "rejected" Williamson’s recently issued apology.
Fr. Lombardi said:
…Williamson’s statement "does not seem to respect the conditions" set forth by the Vatican on February 4, when it ordered Williamson to "in an absolutely unequivocal … Continue reading

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The first Roman Catholic bishop in House of Lords since 16th century

From The Times:
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor set to be first Roman Catholic bishop in House of Lords since 16th century

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QUAERITUR: Indulgence for Stations of the Cross

From a reader:
Last night the family that I live with recited the Stations of the Cross together in our home. At the end, we prayed for the intentions of the Holy Father and had a discussion about eternal/temporal punishment, indulgences … Continue reading

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The auxilliary dust up in Linz, Austria – dustier still

The indomitable Raphaela has been busy:
Hello again Father,
Another piece from kath.net, hot off the presses. It seems that the bishop of Linz was called to Rome at short notice, presumably to explain himself. The rest of the Austrian bishops’ conference, … Continue reading

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“We Are Church” whiners feel “cheated of their aims”!

Get out your hankies.
I received this from the indomitable Raphaela in her translation:
“We Are Church” group faces crucial test
KATH.NET Excluxive: Vatican II texts threaten to drive wedge into movement  Munich (kath.net)
The “We Are Church” movement is evidently faced with … Continue reading

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