Monthly Archives: April 2009

Prayer request

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

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WDTPRS congratulates Amb. Glendon

I congratulate former the US Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon for her decision to decline Notre Dame’s Laetare medal. She has set a good example at a serious moment of decision for Catholics in the United States. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: a proper genuflection

From a reader: I happened to note in O’Connell, II, 1940, p. 23: "… the Celebrant, when genuflecting at the foot of the altar (especially when genuflecting on the step), must not turn sideways, but directly face the tabernacle."   … Continue reading

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Dies non

Sometimes you need a calm day.

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Springfield, IL: TLM comeback

From the Springfield Journal Record with my emphases and comments. Mass trend: Latin making a comeback locally By STEVEN SPEARIECorrespondentPosted Apr 26, 2009 @ 12:00 AMSPRINGFIELD — Early on a Saturday morning under the watchful gaze of archangels and the … Continue reading

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A CALL TO PRIESTS who implemented ad orientem worship

Here is a call to priests who have implemented ad orientem worship in their parishes. The renowned liturgical scholar Fr. Klaus Gamber – who influenced also the liturgical theology of Joseph Ratzinger – thought that perhaps more than any other … Continue reading

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A great image

Archbishop Burke in Lourdes

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His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review

His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review.  Let’s have a look at the great Fr. Tim Fingan’s latest interesting entry. A recent book by John Baldovin SJ, "Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics", published by the Liturgical Press of Collegeville, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I attend an SSPX ordination

From a reader (edited):      I wanted to ask you about attendance at relative’s ordination.  My relative is going to be ordained a priest for the SSPX.       We have not gone to the weddings which have been in the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion in time of epidemic

From a reader in Mexico City on the Swine Flu outbreak. My emphases and comments. As you are probably aware by now, there is a very serious influenza (also called swine flu) outbreak in Mexico City, since yesterday we are … Continue reading

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