Monthly Archives: March 2009

Archbp. Chaput’s workshop on debate and discourse

There is an article/interview in the Boston Globe with Denver’s Archbishop, Most. Rev. Charles Chaput.  This is not quite prompt, since it refers to 17 March, but it was on the Globe’s site on the 29th.  From the blog of … Continue reading

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Archbp. Dolan on Pres. Obama at Notre Dame

This is in about Archbishop Dolan’s reaction to the coming appearance of Pres. Obama at the Univ. of Notre Dame.  From Milwaukee’s TMJ4. Archbishop Dolan: Notre Dame Made a "Big Mistake"By Tim Lethlean Archbishop Timothy Dolan appeared on Today’s TMJ4’s … Continue reading

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Msgr. Bux on liturgical reform of Vatican II

I noticed this on Rinascimento Sacro.   The great Msgr. Bux has given a conference on the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council. You can read it in Italian.

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Kmiec vs Wiegel: dueling editorials

In a sort of op-ed cage-match, the Chicago Tribune has back to back editorials on the topic of Notre Dame University’s invitation to President Obama.  One is in favor, the other against. One is by Doug Kmiec, the other by … Continue reading

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More Brisbane hijinx

On a distasteful note, in Brisbane, Australia, the way-out-there Peter Kennedy is splitting a group even farther from Holy Church and taking it on the road. My emphases and comments. This is from ABC: A controversial church congregation in South … Continue reading

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Passiontide veils

It is Passion Sunday. From this onward our custom in the Latin Church is to veil statues and many images. Are the images in your church veiled? You might send photos (as attachments). UPDATE: In case anyone wonders why we … Continue reading

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online backup service?

Do any of you use an online backup service? What are your experiences?

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Papal spokeman to be replaced?

There is talk that the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, may be replaced soon. Fr. Lombardi is not only papal spokesman, but also head of Vatican Radio.  I believe he also has a job in the Jesuit curia. No … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When should the lights go on at the Easter Vigil?

From a priest reader: During the Easter Vigil in the ordinary form, when are the lights of the church supposed to be turned on? Ourcustom has been to turn the lights on after the third "Christ our Light"; the rubrics … Continue reading

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What movie sequels would you like to see made?

Most movies are garbage. Some are good. Few are worthy of being carried forward. Which movies/films (not the same) would you desire to see a GOOD… GOOD sequel? Off hand I can think of… Master and Commander (NB: I have … Continue reading

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The President at Notre Dame and decorum

It seems to me that we should have quite a bit of discussion of this dreadful development. It would be a really bad idea for protesters to make asses of themselves, or disrupt the actual event at Notre Dame when … Continue reading

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cardinalatial stuff

If you were a Cardinal of Holy Roman Church before they started hacking away at the cappa magna and eliminating this and that, … say you were Desiré-Félicien-François-Joseph S.R.E. Card. Mercier (+1926), Archbishop of Mechelen, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in … Continue reading

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The world must be peopled!

On an early episode of Battlestar Galactica, the new and embattled president observes that if the human race was going to survive, people better start having babies. We know that a lot of priests and bishops are rather silent about … Continue reading

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Card. DiNardo on SSPX excomms and Pres. Obama at UND

His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo has something to say about the lifting of the SSPX excommunications and the visit of President Obama to the University of Notre Dame. This is in the Texas Catholic Herald. My emphases and comments. A … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “I forgive” instead of “I absolve”

From a reader: I have a question about confession, ….  When I went this morning, the priest heard my sins and then said, "I forgive you your sins in the name of…" instead of the usual "I absolve you from … Continue reading

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