Daily Archives: 19 April 2009

OLDIE PODCAzT 20: Leo the Great and Benedict – Habemus Papam!

This OLDIE PODCAzT takes us to the 5th century to spend some time with Leo the Great, Pope from 440-461.  Leo was very conscious of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome among all the bishops of the world.  Also, … Continue reading

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Where you are!

Here is a brief snapshot of the some of the places people are when they visit the blog.  These are in many cases estimations, depending on where a person’s provider or server might be situated.  I cut out all the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Abstinence on Easter Friday

From a reader: According to the Ordo of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Easter Friday "is not a day of abstinence or penitential observance".  Yet on their liturgical wall calendar, there is a fish symbol on April 17th, indicating … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect (Mercy Sunday)

In the post-Conciliar calendar this is the “Second Sunday of Easter.”  It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle.  It is called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, the … Continue reading

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D. of Raleigh, Confirmations in the Extraordinary Form

On April 17, 2009, His Excellency Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, NC confirmed 21 people in the Extraordinary Form at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn, NC.  This was his first ceremony in the Extraordinary Form. Brick … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Holy Father!

On this day in 2005, Joseph Card. Ratzinger was elected as the 265th Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome. May God grant Pope Benedict health and length of days!

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What were you up to?

It is sometimes possible to remember precisely where you were and what you were doing when historic events took place. People often cite examples like where they were when they heard that JFK was shot, or when Neil Armstrong stepped … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 83: St. Augustine on the challenge of remaining faithful

In this simple PODCAzT, we will pry open St. Augustine’s sermon to newly baptized Catholics. He talks to them about the hardships they will face in remaining faithful under the onslaught of temptations presented by the unfaithful. In s. 376A … Continue reading

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