Monthly Archives: July 2009

Any good news?

I need some, even if it is someone else’s.

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QUAERITUR: the bishop/priest ignores the Pope

From a reader: In our parish in the diocese of ___ our parish priest announced that until further notice there would be no Holy Communion given on the tongue nor would there be a kiss of peace. When I spoke … Continue reading

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While I was away…

… "something" happened here.  I am guessing something weather related has knocked down my main computer. I have already spent quite a bit of time trying to recover it. Things are not looking good. Sign from God?  Grrrr It always … Continue reading

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On my way

It was an early rise this morning for the sake of the airport. Father Basden, the great pastor of St. Bede’s – long may and his tribe he thrive – was the consummate host during my time here. He even … Continue reading

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Caunterbury

And specially from every shires endeOf Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,The hooly blisful martir for to sekeThat hem hath holpen, whan that they were seeke.

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Aylesford

A stop at Aylesford. Reclaimed for God after its theft. Here are the relics of St. Simon Stock.    

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Interesting letter from the PCED to a Brazilian questioner

From a reader I received a rather difficult to use transcript of a letter from the new de facto head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, now under the guidance of Msgr. Guido Pozzo for His Eminence Card. Levada, Prefect … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

I received some very bad news. May I ask your prayers for an intention? Thanks!

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Off to Blackfen! Fr. Finigan’s Silver Jubilee!

UPDATE: More at the blog of His Hermeneuticalness HERE and HERE. Check also: Mulier FortisBara BrithSingulare Ingenium St Mary Magdalen, BrightonRoman ChristendomPuella PaschalisThat the bones you have crushed may thrillCatholic Commentary ______________ We are off to the event! A few … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “pro multis” and validity

From a reader: I’ve not written to you before, but I’m really looking for some help here.  I am from England.  I go to the Traditional Mass, which I love, at the London Oratory every Saturday and Sunday, and the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: reconsecration of a ciboration as others are consecrated?

From a reader: I was at Mass a little early today and noticed that a few lay helpers approached the tabernacle, and then I watched as they took a ciborium back to the narthex where the rest the of the … Continue reading

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Lifesite interview with Card Canizares: Save the Liturgy – Save the World

Lifesite has a transcript of an interview with His Eminence Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship.   Formerly Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, Cardinal Cañizares is the current Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and … Continue reading

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Fr. Bux on the manner of reception of Holy Communion

The great Fr. Nicola Bux has excellent comments about the reception of Holy Communion.  They are posted (back on 20 July) on the Italian language site Pontifex.Roma. He makes the observation that reception of Holy Communion standing is not necessarily … Continue reading

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Save The Liturgy – Save The World

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First impression of a TLM

From a reader: To begin with, I was born in the late 1970’s in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, so I’ve had my share of erroneous interpretation and liturgical abuse.  I have also found small bastions of the OF ["Ordinary Form" or … Continue reading

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