Daily Archives: 22 June 2009

Supper was “Ottimo”

I won’t show you photos of what I had for supper.
It was great and with good company.
We ate at Ottimo on 24th, close to the parish, St. Vincent de Paul’s.
I recommend this place.  The chef, Salvatore, is a great fellow … Continue reading

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“tweet… tweet tweet… tweet tweeeeet!”

You bumped me to 34!
Twitter is turning out to be an interesting tool for rapid notices.  Anyone watching the new from Iran has seen how Twitter is changing the reporting about what is going on.
I am … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: promoting reverence at Communion

From a priest reader:
Quick question with regard to GIRM #281.
"Holy Communion has a more complete as a sign when it is received under both kinds.  For in this manner of reception a fuller light shines on the sign of the … Continue reading

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Response to America Magazine’s Editorial “Community of Disciples” (22 June 2009)

They are at it again with the same old tricks.  They are losing on the issues, so they try to silence people by saying that they aren’t being civil or reasonable or tolerant.
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Chinese Lunch!

I am at the Grand Sichuan on 9th (between 24th & 25th) for lunch. I remember this place from years ago.
Starting with dumplings in sesame sauce.

Time for Kung Bao Ji Ding from fresh never frozen free range chicken. Wonderful!

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Westminster Cathedral’s main altar

From the blog Holy Smoke by Damian Thompson:

The big free-standing altar [read: "picnic table"] that cluttered up the sanctuary of Westminster Cathedral has gone for good, it seems – with the full approval of Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who is happy … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Old & new calendar – feast of St. John Vianney

From a reader:
I have a question for you regarding the celebration of feasts that fall on a different date in the new calendar rather than the old. Our diocesan office of worship is planning events for the year of priests, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confessions forbidden on Sunday?

From a reader:
We had a visiting priest today who refused to hear confessions because the CIC forbids the Sacrament of Penance to be celebrated on Sunday.  I’ve checked my own copy of the CIC and found no such Canon at … Continue reading

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New Sottosegretario for the CDF

It was announced that…
 – Appointed Msgr. Damiano Marzotto Caotorta, bureau chief of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as under secretary of the same congregation.
Msgr. Marzotto Caotorta was what is called a "capo d’ufficio".  … Continue reading

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An audio homily of the day

I have often been tempted to start a daily audio homily.
I am tempted, I say.
A friend of mine, I just discovered, is actually doing it!
My good friend Fr. Gerry Murray, pastor of St. Vincent’s in Manhattan has … Continue reading

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