Daily Archives: 6 March 2009

Card. Pell with His Hermeneuticalness in Oxford

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Connecticut State Legislature introduced bill #1098/2009

This sounds like something directly from a Michael O’Brian novel: Dear Fr. Z, The Lord’s peace.   You are going to be one of the first to hear about this.  Nothing like this in the history of the US has ever … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: blessed salt

From a reader: Recently a Protestant friend of mine sent me an article you might find interesting about someone hawking “Christian salt.” I don’t know much about the Catholic tradition of blessed salt, except that my mom keeps some near … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s fascinating Q&A

My friend Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded columnist for that instrument of dissent, the National Catholic Reporter, has done us a great service in translating and transcribing the Q&A Pope Benedict XVI held with priests of … Continue reading

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

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Friday – 1st Week of Lent This prayer was more or less the Postcommunio on the 1st Sunday in Lent in the 1962MR.  Changes were made.  It is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: in a bind about eating meat in a Friday in Lent

From a reader: Yesterday I brought a ham sandwich for lunch.  I had forgotten however that my firm was sponsoring a lunch on that day. It would have been somewhat awkward and unseemly to bring my own lunch to that … Continue reading

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Rose vestments for sale

I really don’t want to turn this blog into a college campus telephone pole, but this is an attempt at a good deed. A priest who is in need wrote to say that he wants to sell an "Iberian" style … Continue reading

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