Daily Archives: 2 March 2009

US women (progressivist) religious defy Vatican Visitation

Typical of the shrill dissent sadly … nay rather tragically emanating from many groups of women religious in the United States, some of the liberated religious gals are going to resist the announced Visitation. The is from the excellent Catholic … Continue reading

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Vatican Radio: Prof. at Pontifical school criticizes Summorum Pontificum

Apparently something interesting happened on the waves of Vatican Radio.   Don’t be shocked.  It happens. A Benedictine priest, p. Ildebrando Scicolone, OSB, professor of liturgy at a Pontifical Athenaeum, Sant’Anselmo, was, apparently, on Vatican Radio and, apparently, trashed Summorum … Continue reading

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Bp. Williamson reflects on poetry… a good niche?

SSPX Bp. Williamson is using his blog to think aloud about the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. This is a good occupation for him. He concludes his entry: Could weary men but once more find their wayTo God, how light … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion if I missed the Gospel because of 3 yr old

From a reader: Hi Father, here is my question:  my wife and I regularly attend the TLM.  During Mass we share looking after our rather energetic 3-year old. This often leads one of us to be outside of the church … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: great interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay

A kind reader sent me a translation of the interview Der Spiegel did with SSPX Bp. Fellay, their superior. My emphases and comments. Williamson Apology ‘A Step in Right Direction’ Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the Society of Saint Pius … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Monday 1st Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Monday 1st Week of Lent This prayer is ancient, found in the Veronese Sacramentary in the month of July.   It is in the Liber sacramentorum Engolismensis and Gellonensis, … Continue reading

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Prayers requested

Please pray for His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze as he leads the Lenten days of reflection for the Holy Father and the Curia.

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iTunes PODCAzT feed – problem?

Are any of you having trouble with the iTunes feed for the latest PODCAzT?  


POLL: The Sunday Meal

A question has popped up in several ways during these last few days which prompts this poll. I was watching part of a cooking show recently with the English chef Gordon Ramsay.  Vocabulary aside, he is promoting a laudable project … Continue reading

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