Daily Archives: 15 May 2009


Don’t look at these last minute statements of bishops against the decision of Notre Dame as merely "jumping on the bandwagon" or getting in "under the wire". There is something to timing. It is good to have some bishops continuing … Continue reading

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What next? Consequences for Notre Dame

Read the statements of His Excellency Archbp. Robert Carlson and His Excellency Bp. Trautman. Bp. Trautman is an old and skilled warrior of the USCCB, its deliberations and processes. Archbp. Carlson has finally arrived in a position of real influence … Continue reading

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Bp. Trautman on Notre Dame and Pres. Obama

WDTPRS has been hard on the liturgical translation views His Excellent Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie. Here is his statement on the scandal at Notre Dame.  It is posted on the site of the Diocese of Erie. … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carlson speak about Notre Dame, raises the right questions

From the the site stltoday.com Carlson assails school’s plan to honor Obama By Tim TownsendST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH05/15/2009 SAGINAW, MICH. — St. Louis Archbishop-elect Robert Carlson said the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama this weekend puts … Continue reading

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Cool photo: Space Shuttle Atlantis transiting Sun

Cool photo of the Space Shuttle Atlantis transiting the Sun! Click for more info!  

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A Catholic Church on the Tibet/China border

Fascinating post on the blog In The Footsteps of Joseph Rock about a Catholic Church in western China on the Tibet/China border.   Great photos and interesting story.

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New books argues concerning TLM and Communion in the hand, altar girls

A reader alerted me to an article on kreutz.net which deals with Communion in the hand at celebrations of Holy Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, and the employment of altars girls. I don’t have time to translate it from … Continue reading

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The feeder feed

It has been a super busy day at the feeder.  We have seen the usual suspects, that is Team Goldfinch and Team Siskin, as well as the never elusive Chickadee and Nuthatch, sundry Sparrows.  But there are others on view. … Continue reading

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Talking points for the Notre Dame scandal

UPDATE: Slightly revised and corrected. During a lunch break I saw a segment on a cable news network about the Notre Dame dust up. There was a representative of Catholic Democrats, a liberal group, soft on abortion, which seeks to … Continue reading

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My rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

An excerpt from an article I wrote for The Wanderer, to which you may subscribe in print and in an online version: We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of … Continue reading

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ICEL preparing musical settings based on Gregorian chant

A reader alerted me to this interesting piece of information from ICEL about musical settings with the new translation. Music for the Roman Missal The International Commission on English in the Liturgy, while working on a new translation of the … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids, IA – TLM ALERT

A note of interest to Iowans, and others… Una Voce-Cedar Rapids is very pleased to announce that the Traditional Latin Mass (Missa Cantata) will be offered every Sunday at 7:00am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa beginning … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What office to say on Ascension Thursday

From a reader: I generally go to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on Sundays but pray the Liturgy of the Hours.  I live in Los Angeles, CA, one of the areas where Ascension Thursday is moved to Sunday in … Continue reading

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Want to guide your faith by polls? Try this one.

Polls of of ultimate importance to liberals and squishy Catholics.  They are more interested in polls than the Magisterium.   They incessantly cite polls about how many Catholics don’t follow Church teaching, blah blah, approve of Notre Dame bestowing an honor … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Le Barroux DVD

A reminder about the DVD put out by the monks of the wonderful Benedictine Monastery at La Barroux in France a long with some additional information. Go HERE for images from the DVD and to get a sense of what … Continue reading

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