Daily Archives: 20 April 2009

Msgr. Richard Schuler – RIP

Today is the anniversary of the death of Msgr. Richard Schuler, a well-known Church musician and pastor for many years of the Church of St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN.
This was a man who fought the good fight, in hard … Continue reading

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Harrisburg, PA: Solemn Mass Video

Apparently there was a Solemn TLM yesterday in Harrisburg, PA at St. Lawrence Chapel.
The sender wrote:
Though this is an apostolate of the Fraternity, it was the first Solemn High Mass celebrated there since the post-conciliar reforms. For many of … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

Some recent bird shots at the Sabine Feeder.
You can see that the abundant Goldfinches are going for the gold again.

The Sparrows are back.  Perhaps Spizella passerina.

I am not sure who this little guy is.  They have … Continue reading

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First Holy Communion

Here is a great photo from St. Norbert’s in Roxbury, WI.  This is a solemn Mass with the priests of the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest.
First Holy Communion!

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QUAERITUR: Taking a RCIA group to a TLM – advice

From a reader:
I am a volunteer for the RCIA group in my parish.  Thanks be to God, eight were baptized and another twenty-two from our parish were received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.  I’ve talked the director into … Continue reading

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SHHHHHSSSSers

Under another entry commenter "Allan" posted the following, which is worthy of consideration on its own.  My emphases and comments.
I’ve been wondering where to post this, but under the theme of “brick by brick” I think there’s a lesson here … Continue reading

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“I feel like I’ve been deceiving myself about what it means to be a ‘traditional Catholic’.”

From a reader:
I’ve been attending the Traditional Latin Mass for a while now, and have found many wonderful Catholics there. But today was a shock to me.
The afternoon TLM had been moved to an early-morning time slot to make … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn: “We are at war”

The great Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO, has again struck the nail on the head.
You should read his Keynote Address at the Second Annual Gospel of Life Convention this last weekend.  The Catholic Key has the text.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: real wax candles or oil inserts in fake candles

From a reader:
I have been searching for the answer to this question but cannot find the rubrics for altar candles.
Is it still mandated that altar candles during mass be of wax, or is it permissible to use the plastic look … Continue reading

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Card. Cañizares (CDWDS): the “great campaign of liturgical formation”

I have long argued that Pope Benedict has been implementing a "Marshall Plan" to revitalize our Catholic identity, both for the Church herself and then for what the Catholics can offer the world in the public square.  Liturgy is a … Continue reading

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