Daily Archives: 28 April 2009


Many people are e-mailing me about Bishop Finn’s keynote address at the Second Annual Gospel of Life Convention.
Yes, folks.  I know.  I wrote about this over a week ago here: Bp. Finn: “We are at war” … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Pro-lifers assaulted while collecting signatures against abortion

From CNA:
Pro-lifers assaulted while collecting signatures against abortion
Madrid, Spain, Apr 28, 2009 / 03:24 pm (CNA).- On Saturday, April 25, three volunteers of the Right to Life organization and a Chilean in the town of El Ferrol were victims a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: no Asperges or Vidi aquam

From a reader about the Vidi Aquam and Asperges… not to be confused with the wonderful vegetable:
At nearly every single High Mass I have attended, whether FSSP, ICR or SSPX, including most diocesan TLMs, the High Mass is preceded with … Continue reading

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Z-Feeder Feed

I can hear some of you now… after I post questions about liturgy or my pondered insights…
"But Father! But Father!", you say in frustration.  "Who cares about the liturgy!  What’s up at the feeder?"
What is up at the feeder, you … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: when to turn to the people when saying Mass “ad orientem”

From a priest reader:
I have been working towards implementing some liturgical changes here, to include ad orientem since my sanctuary allows for adjusting the altar’s location to accommodate it.  What I am looking for is some rubrical aid.  At … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Card. Cañizares

Apparently Card. Cañizares, Prefect of the CDW, has been hospitalized with thrombophlebitis.  Given that he is in hospitalized in Rome, would you stop now, and in your charity, say a prayer for his swift and complete recovery?

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Ziegelstein auf Ziegelstein

From a reader:

I’m happy to pass along to you something in the brick-by-brick category. The administration of the International Theological Institute, an ecclesiastical theological faculty in Austria, invited a priest of the congregation Servi Jesu et Mariae to offer a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: substituting for a subdeacon

From a seminarian reader, rewritten for anonymity:
I was told that having a layman (including a seminarian/acolyte) serve as a sub-deacon constitutes an abuse. Sed contra, the FSSP regularly has seminarian sub-deacons. Do you know of any official documents which … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I was supposed to love the TLM, but I hated it!

From a reader with my emphases and comments:
I’ve been following your blog quite attentively for a few months now and all my reading convinced me that I needed to give the Extraordinary Form of the Mass a try ASAP. This … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Please stop now and pray for Fr. "J", who is in need.

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