Daily Archives: 24 April 2009

How to light the really tall candles

The other day we were talking about candles and their composition.
You know the old phrase… don not try this at home?
From a priest reader:
Fr Z. now that altars are becoming higher and higher, so to speak, some practical difficulties ensue. I … Continue reading

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A lesson in how groups work to politicize the Notre Shame controversy

On the blog Ten Reasons I learned of the following.
I had posted about "Catholic Democrats" here.   This is a group that sets polling over doctrine.
Now something is brewing in Ohio.
First, we look at this story in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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ZzzzzzzzAP! RAY GUN!

I want one of these.   I will use it while driving the 789.
While the US Air Force is dead set on shooting down missiles with airborne lasers, it looks like their colleagues in the Army are busy cooking up a … Continue reading

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From VIS:
VATICAN CITY, 24 APR 2009 (VIS) – The Press and Information Office of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) today issued a note concerning a news item carried by certain communications media … Continue reading

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QUAERUNTUR: some questions about Mass

From a reader, some questions.
I  usually don’t like to tackle more than one question at a time, because multiple questions make subsequent moderation to difficult.
So, I will be brief.
Is it permissible for the following;
1.  At the Offertory to consecrate the … Continue reading

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19 June: NYC – Pontifical TLM

From a reader:
On Friday, June 19th, 2009, Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop Fernândo Rifan (Campos, Brazil) will celebrate a (traditional) Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste (East 76th and … Continue reading

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