Daily Archives: 5 March 2009

Risible in the City of Angels

Roughly 3000 people have sent me a note about how Card. Mahony of LA has "banned" SSPX Bp. Williamson from the Archdiocese. It is to laugh.

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Return of sparrows and finches

New comers to the feeder. First, our cardinal is shedding his winter plumage and acquiring his colors again. There are many pairs of doves. The birds must be migrating back to the area.  I have not seen the House Finch … Continue reading

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A seminarian learns about and is changed by the TLM

Pope Benedict has a vision for the Church.  We must revitalize our Catholic identity.  We must know who we are as Catholics so that we can contribute properly to the public square and shape the world around us according to … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA | 60 Comments

USCCB CDW progress report on the new translation of the Missale Romanum

In the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worships newsletter for February 2009 there is an update on the status of the new translation of the Missale Romanum now in preparation. Holy See to Facilitate Expeditious [gotta love it… only a church … Continue reading

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D. of KC, MO: Bp. Finn – don’t remove Holy Water from fonts during Lent

There are several bishops who could for their excellence merit their own WDTPRS category. This comes from a reader: Fr. Z: Thought you might like to see that some good bishops are trying to curb any nuttiness regarding sand/rocks/thumb tacks … Continue reading

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South Africa: confusion and kerfuffle over new translation

From CNS with my emphases and comments. Southern African bishops seek Vatican OK to keep new Mass translations By Bronwen DachsCatholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference said it made a mistake … Continue reading

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

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Thursday – 1st Week of Lent Keep in mind that we are also in the context of Ember Week, though that is not a Novus Ordo phenomenon. This … Continue reading

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