Daily Archives: 10 August 2009

QUAERITUR: consuming blessed salt

From a reader:
Is it a respectful and proper use of the sacramentals of Holy Water and Blessed Salt for a pious Catholic to either consume or cook with them, for the purpose of (without superstition) restoring and promoting health of … Continue reading

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Cardinal George Pell: Newman against the ‘errors of the age’

I received the following from the Oratorians at Birmingham.  It was under embargo until midnight, UK time:

August 11 2009
Cardinal George Pell: Newman against the ‘errors of the age’
On the anniversary of Newman’s death, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has commented … Continue reading

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Catholic Sr. Campbell (NETWORK) endorses Planned Parenthood bailout bill

You might remember the story about the Catholic Dems in the House and their little bill to bailout Planned Parenthood.
Check out The Catholic Key blog on this.
Also, note that Sister Simone Campbell at NETWORK endorses Ryan-DeLauro bill.   NETWORK is supposed … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence and the Holy Grail

On the Feast of St. Lawrence, I thought you might want to see an old post I wrote some time ago, posted on 26 June 2006, on the chalice some people think might be the Holy Grail:
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Caritas in Veritate — A Reader: by Acton Institute

 
Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute has something to say on the Acton blog:
Posted by Rev. Robert Sirico on Monday, August 10, 2009
In response to the ongoing interest in Pope Benedict’s new encyclical, the Acton Institute is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Canon aloud in the TLM

From a reader:
Is there any precendence for saying the Offertory and Canon audibly at a TLM?  I’ve heard a few people who are attached to a traditional group who say that the "silence" in the Mass pertaining to the Offertory … Continue reading

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The Replacements

There was a bad lightning storm here at the Sabine Farm during my trip to England and two of my UPS (Uninterrupted Power Sources) were fried.   They protected my equipment, mostly.  I am still having problems with one computer, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: wedding processions

You would not believe the dopey things people want to do during weddings.
I had a question from a reader about marriage processions.
I had a (hopefully quick) question. I am getting married soon and just found out about … Continue reading

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More comments on The Tablet’s vulgar little scream

In the last issue of The Tablet (aka "The Bitter Pill") the editors had a little hissy fit.  I look at their piece here.
Subsequently, I have found comment by His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan as well as The Sensible Bond.
Here is … Continue reading

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