Daily Archives: 13 July 2009

Prayer request from a Legionary of Christ about Visitation

This came from a priest, from a priest of the Legionaries of Christ: On Tuesday, July 15, the Apostolic Visitation of the Legion of Christ is due to begin (the official statement of the Legion is on the “news” page … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s pick for Surgeon General

Some developments: Apparently, when Pres. Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Benjamin for Surgeon General, he also pushed his health reform bill.  Catholic League reported that on 25 June, 19 Democrats, 11 of whom are Catholic, sent a letter to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: reserving two ciboria, for TLM and for Novus Ordo

From a priest reader: Firstly, I’ve been a reader of the blog for a long time now, and it’s really fantastic.  Thank you for your efforts.  I have a question:  Is it permissible to reserve in the tabernacle a separate … Continue reading

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“But Father! But Father!… “

I am getting notes from people asking why I haven’t posted something on the consecration of Archbp. Augustine DiNoia the new Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship. Simple: I have not seen it yet.  I have it recorded, but … Continue reading

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Hearings for Judge Sotomayor

Do the hearings for Supreme Court nominée Judge Sonia Sotomayor begin today?  I read this: As Judge Sotomayor begins her hearings today, I wish her well.  Conservatives certainly know how ugly these proceedings can become, and although we may oppose … Continue reading

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Some notes on the emended edition of the 2002MR

The blog Rubrics and Ritual has interesting notes about the emended edition of the 2002 Missale Romanum.

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QUAERITUR: Communion patens or plates

From a reader: Could you please explain the difference between "patena" and "patina" in the Latin original of paragraph 118 of the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani (2002)?  In the English, this is translated as "paten" and "Communion plate", respectively.  The … Continue reading

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Fr. Finigan on an annual indulgence: anniversary of baptism

Did you know that you can gain an indulgence on the anniversary of your baptism? his Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has an entry on this and a useful entry on baptismal certificates. Getting a baptismal certificate I am very glad … Continue reading

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Some of the places where you are…

I am always amazed at the variety of places around the world where people are as they come to visit the blog. Don’t feel bad if you don’t see your exact location, or even near miss.  This is just a … Continue reading

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