Daily Archives: 8 June 2009

Mexican archbishop: Priesthood not based on feelings

From CNA:
Mexican archbishop: Priesthood not based on feelings
Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 8, 2009 / 08:06 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico began celebrations for the Year of Priests this week and said the vocation to the … Continue reading

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The reign in Spain: Consecration of Spain to the Sacred Heart

From a reader in Spain:
Next Sunday 21st, being the ninety anniversary of the Consecration of Spain to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by King Alfonso XIII, Archbishop of Madrid Cardinal Rouco Varela alongside with other bishops will renew it at … Continue reading

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Ratzinger on applause in church

From the blog Sober Inebriation comes this timely note:
An important liturgical message from Cardinal Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict XVI
"Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence … Continue reading

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“… in this twittering world …”

I have for many years belonged to a fine literary group.  At present we are working our way through poems and plays of T.S. Eliot.
Last night we met and had an exceptionally fruitful meeting (and fine meal afterward!) on the … Continue reading

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Do you have some good news for us?

Let’s hear your good news!

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USCCB site for The Year of the Priest

The USCCB has put up a nice webpage for the upcoming Year of the Priest, declared by Pope Benedict and which will begin on 19 June.
Check it out!  Click below!

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L’Osservatore, ho hum, throws a little handful of dirt

I am rather disgusted with L’Osservatore Romano at the moment.  Over 80 American bishops demonstrated that they would do the ecclesiastical equivalent of walk on broken glass when they protested how this Catholic university wanted to bestow an honor, a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Martyrology and the Liturgy of the Hours

From a reader:
Can you talk a bit about how to integrate the Martyrology into Lauds in the Ordinary Form?  As I understand it, it can be inserted after the Collect and before the dismissal.  Connected to this, why does the … Continue reading

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UK: TLM training for priests

I received this from the Latin Mass Society in England.
LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, St Albans, Herts
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Forty Hours at St. Mary Major

One of my favorite traditional practices is Forty Hours Devotion, in Italian Quarantore. 
As younger priests come up in the ranks and take over parishes, I think we may see a revival of Forty Hours in many places.
In Rome, at … Continue reading

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