Monthly Archives: April 2009

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 on alert. … Continue reading

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Third SSPX Rosary Crusade: 12 million rosaries for….

From the "Letter to Benefactors" of the SSPX from SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay.
Some of the usual stuff, some very good points and finally a great idea.
My emphases and comments.
LETTER TO FRIENDS AND BENEFACTORS … Continue reading

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Archbishop Dolan hits the ground running in NYC

From The New York Post
My emphases and comments:
‘TAMPER WITH MARRIAGE & WE’RE IN BIG TROUBLE’
By DAN MANGAN
April 23, 2009 –
Archbishop Timothy Dolan yesterday said advocates of gay marriage "are asking for trouble," arguing that traditional, one-man/one-woman marriage is rooted in … Continue reading

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Fr. Bugnini’s defense of Mass antiphons against vernacular hymns

I had this from a reader, with my emphases and comments.
Does this eye-opening piece by Jeffrey Tucker … at NLM bear further comment?
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Can Hymns Licitly Replace Propers?
In short, in 1969 the [Bugnini] Consilium was asked this question. Their … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Mark: procession and litany

From a reader:
How many parishes observed this feast day of St. Mark with the traditional procession chanting the litany of the saints?
Ours followed a sung ad orientem Novus Ordo Mass with incense and Kyrie (Gr.), Sanctus, Mysterium Fidei, Per … Continue reading

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A miracle approved for Ven. J.H. Newman?

This is in The Telegraph:

Cardinal John Newman poised for beatification after rulingThe Vatican has cleared the way for the beatification of John Henry Newman, the English Roman Catholic Cardinal.
By Simon CaldwellLast Updated: 4:29PM BST 24 Apr 2009
A panel of theological … Continue reading

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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.
Archbishop … Continue reading

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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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