Daily Archives: 1 August 2009

Tasty beers and …. free SNAKES!

I know how hard it is to learn another language and to translate from one language to another with anything like both accuracy and correct idioms. That is why I enjoy the site Engrish. For a chuckle:

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QUAERITUR: parish priest objects to child’s 1st Communion at SSPX chapel

From a reader comes an interesting question.  Given that – as I believe – we will be having more and more to do with followers of SSPX chapels, especially as Summorum Pontificum gets better traction, this person’s question deserves some … Continue reading

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1 August: Seven Holy Maccabees (1962 MR)

Here is an oldie post for today’s feast of the Seven Holy Maccabees.  Some of you newcomers to WDTPRS may not have seen it. I am sure you already know that today, in the new calendar, is the feast of … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Miami

From a reader: Reverend Father,Thank you for all you do and thank you for your recent "coverage" of Father Hogan’s post regarding the EF in Miami.  I would like to alert you to another good sign here in Miami which … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic violence in Vietnam escalating

I wonder if the Obama Administration has made a statement on this yet… Two stories from CNA on anti-Catholic violence in Vietnam.  Here and here. Two short tastes of the articles Dong Hoi, Vietnam, Jul 30, 2009 / 01:51 am … Continue reading

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New Roman Missal Formation Website

New Roman Missal Formation Website – www.USCCB.org/romanmissal The USCCB’s Secretariat for Divine Worship is launching an updated website to catechize the priests and faithful on the forthcoming third edition of the Roman Missal. The new website is www.USCCB.org/romanmissal. Presented in … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay speaks his piece – dialogue with Rome, etc.

Our friends at Rorate have reproduced an interview piece from APCOM with SSPX Bp. Fellay, Superior of the SSPX. Here are some excerpts.  Go to Rorate for the whole thing. My emphases and comments.    Fellay speaks: The talks begin … Continue reading

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A tough question in a sad circumstance

Here is an item from a newspaper in Sioux City, Iowa.   SIOUX CITY — Sioux City Catholic tradition is in peril. One of the oldest area churches, 117-year-old St. Joseph’s, recently experienced a fire. It damaged the roof and … Continue reading

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Archbp. of StPaul-MPLS on 1st Confession before 1st Communion

His Excellent Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis has something to say about First Confession for children before First Holy Communion. I am sure you have all encountered priests or some parish teams who say … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: reciting the Office in the vernacular

From a reader: Under the provisions of Summorun Pontificum the Clergy are permitted to use the Breviarium Romanum in place of the Liturgy of the Hours, as I’m sure I don’t need to tell you. However there are those who, … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

With the assistance of the tireless Laudator: C.P. Cavafy, Ithaca (tr. George Valassopoulo):     When you start on the way to Ithaca,    Wish that the way be long,    full of adventure, full of knowledge.    The Laestrygones and the Cyclopes    and … Continue reading

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Prayer request

A request for prayers, please. Really. Perhaps to St. Joseph?

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“I teared up a bit … We’re in a parish now.”

A reader alerted me to this item in the Catholic Free Press. My emphases and comments. Latin Mass a regular Parishes attract new people with old Mass By Tanya Connor A desire to attend Latin Mass – and belong to … Continue reading

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