Monthly Archives: April 2009


Have you heard of, or have you ever used C-Fam as a pro-life resource? This is the Catholic Family and Human Right Institute ( The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute is urgently seeking donations to support its Friday Fax, … Continue reading

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It’s time for good news

Tell me some of your good news! I need it! 

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QUAERITUR: Justify ad orientem worship in light of GIRM 299

From a reader: I’m a student at ___, studying Psychology and Theology. First off, IMy name’s __, and I’d like to thank you for your blog. I’ve learned a lot that I’ve been able to share with my friends about … Continue reading

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Clear correction from Bp. John D’Arcy (where Notre Shame is)

From the website of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend My emphases and comments. Statement to the faithful April 21, 2009 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Recently, Father John Jenkins, CSC, [Pres. of Notre Dame… Shame] in a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: choosing not to go to Sunday Mass if it is not a TLM

From a reader: Recently, after reading this post on traditional Catholicism, I posted the link on Facebook and got into a debate with a few friends of mine.  Basically, it boiled down to the following three questions:  [there were three … Continue reading

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Davenport, IA – 13 June – Extraordinary Form workshop for laity

From a reader: Una Voce Quad Cities is happy to announce a Workshop for the Laity in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the “Latin Mass”), Saturday, June 13, 2009 (the feast of St. Anthony of Padua) at St. … Continue reading

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The accelerating exclusion of God from the public square

Are you a citizen of the United States of America? Are you irritated by the erroneous claims made about the separation of Church and state used to justify the total exclusion of references to God (at least in a Judeo-Christian … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: moving up the age of (Latin Rite) confirmation

From a reader: A bit related to your post about seeking Confirmation from another diocese, I was wondering what you thought of seeking out the sacrament of Confirmation for my children before they receive Holy Communion for the first time.  … Continue reading

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Garabandal visionary Mari Loli, RIP

The Garabandal visionary Mari Loli Lafleur has died in Boston after a long illness. Garabandal still does not have approval of the Holy See. Requiescat. 

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Consecration of Mexico to the Holy Spirit

Read this with three points in mind. 1) Pope Benedict has a project for his pontificate to reinvigorate our Catholic identity so that we both can be better Catholics on the road to salvation and also contribute effectively to the … Continue reading

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Lateran – Cañizares – TLM – Brick By Brick

Once upon when a Cardinal celebrated Holy Mass in one of the Roman Major Basilicas at the Papal Altar it was a special event.  Only the Pope could celebrate at those altars.  A special bull from the Pope had to … Continue reading

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St. Anselm – 900 years

Today is the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Anselm. His feast day coincides in both the traditional and post-Conciliar calendar.

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NatRev: Fr. Sirico on Pres. Obama at Georgetown

From National Review comes this piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute. My emphases and comments. The Catholic Identity CrisisWhat the Georgetown and Notre Dame controversies reveal. By Rev. Robert A. Sirico In his speech this week at … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carlson in St. Louis

Some photos of Archbishop Carlson are available.

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St. Coleman’s, Cobh, Ireland: Easter Monday TLM

In the beautiful St. Colman’s Cathedral of Cobh, Ireland on Easter Monday there was a solemn TLM.  As we reported before, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) Mass O quam gloriosum was be sung by the Dublin Lassus Scholars I was … Continue reading

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