Daily Archives: 10 June 2009

A wonderful note from an SSPX priest

I had a beautiful note from an SSPX priest (edited): Father, thanks for the reports on the SSPX – Rome developments.  It’s great to be able to watch your blog and Rorate Coeli to get the latest. As this progresses, … Continue reading

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Archbishop Robert Carlson now in St. Louis

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson is now the Archbishop of St. Louis. In your charity will you pray for him? Here is his first sermon as Archbishop in case you missed it.


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His Hermeneuticalness on the upcoming new ICEL translation

WDTPRS has had something to do with the issue of liturgical translations.  But we do like to see the good observations made by others.  His Hermeneuticalness has posted a good entry over at his place. Many of us will be … Continue reading

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A new visitor to the feeder, whom I have not ever seen. Flicker.

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Catholic New Media Awards – 2009

The Catholic New Media Awards are underway. We have been nominated for several categories. VOTING has begun. Will you help WDTPRS? People’s Choice Blog Best Blog by a Cleric Best Blog by a Religious Best Blog by a Man Best … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: marriage validity question

In most cases I refer people with questions about the validity of their marriages directly to a real live parish priest who will be in a position to help them work out any problems they may have. This question, however, … Continue reading

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A new Motu Proprio from Benedict XVI about the PCED

Here is an interesting report of the intrepid Andrea Tornielli in my translation (edited): In the next weeks there will be published a Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI which makes the Commission Ecclesia Dei … an organism of the Congregation … Continue reading

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Relics returned – remembrance of saints past

This last weekend I recovered some relics which a friend had had for some years. Included are St. Leo the GreatSt. Thomas AquinasSt. DominicSt. Ignatius Loyola They are all first class relics, from bone. They join the other great saints … Continue reading

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Doctrinal talks between the Holy See and SSPX closer

Via a reader, from ASCA (my rapid translation from the rather awkward Italian): (ASCA) Vatican City 10 June This morning the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discussed how to begin the doctrinal dialogue with the Lefebvrite Preiestly … Continue reading

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Welcoming a convert

I am catching up with the avalanche of news and e-mail by which I have been recently overwhelmed. In the mix I found some stories and links to the blog of Anglican Fr. Jeffrey Steel, of Durham in the UK … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “We baptize you…” valid?

A friend asked a question by telephone. A priest in a parish baptized two children using the proper rite for baptism, pouring water properly, but saying "WE baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: RCIA in “traditional” parishes

From a reader: I’m curious about traditional parishes (both those which exclusively use the 1962 liturgical books and those which would self-identify as a traditional parish) and adult converts in the US. I don’t have the official documents ready at … Continue reading

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Rumblings in Germany against the SSPX and Pope Benedict’s efforts?

A few notes about the SSPX in Germany. I am wondering if there isn’t a coordinated effort to spoil the detante and talks which must take place between the SSPX and the Holy See. First, there comes this from CNS … Continue reading

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Request for prayers

Please pray for a positive outcome to an urgent and important issue.

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