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 been proposed … 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 … 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 sponsored … 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 set … Continue reading

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