Monthly Archives: July 2009

WDTPRS WordPress theme help needed

As I reassess all things WDTPRS…
Is anyone out there savvy enough to make a WordPress theme which looks like the present theme used for WDTPRS but … well… better?  Lighter?  Widget enabled?  Etc?
Drop an e-mail.

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St. Bede’s Sunday Morning

Sunday at St. Bede’s in Clapham Park, London included a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form.  The celebrant was Fr. Andrew Southwell and the choir, which sings monthly, provided Gregorian chant propers and the Ordinary by Victoria.
Some images and a … Continue reading

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Kansas City, MO – 15 Aug – ground breaking for sisters

On 15 August His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City, MO, will preside over the ground breaking for a new building for the wonderful community of sister, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.
I have written of … Continue reading

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Comments OFF for unregistered readers

I have for a while turned off the "open" posting of comments.   Right now you must be registered participant to post a comment.
There are a few deeply creepy "green ink" people out there who have an obsessive need to create … Continue reading

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The question of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

I think you have all seen it happen. 
As the time for Holy Communion approaches, a small throng of EMHCs troop up into the sanctuary.
On the blog Uncommon Sense there is a proposal, worth reading and passing around. I include … Continue reading

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Southwark Cathedral

I rather like Southwark… little streets and interesting corners.
I popped into the once-Catholic Cathedral for a visit.

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A curious parish bulletin note

An alert reader sent me the following notice about a comment in a parish bulletin in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC, St. Mary’s in Willmington where Fr. Robert Kus.
Fourth, beginning the last Sunday of August, the diocese will host … Continue reading

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I had lunch today with a Dominican from a traditional community in France.
We spoke about the corona, and the communities of religious who still maintain it.
A different sort of corona…
APOD show the total eclipse last week, compliments of God … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: licit use of languages for Mass

From a reader (edited):
I am at the [organized thing for seminarians] for the summer and each Friday Holy Mass is celebrated in Spanish.  In my estimation, about 20-40 out of 173 seminarians here this summer spoke spanish as their mother … Continue reading

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Some pro-life news stories you should read

A couple related stories via CNA:
First, a few lines of this… Proposed abortion reduction bill a Planned Parenthood ‘stimulus package,’ bishops’ pro-life official says
Washington D.C., Jul 24, 2009 / 01:13 pm (CNA).- An official with the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat of … Continue reading

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