Daily Archives: 15 August 2009

From a rather senior altar boy

From a reader: Dear Rev. Fr. Z,                           Today I served my first E.F. Mass (High Mass).  What an awesome and humbling experience.    At 42 years old, and an altar server since 1973, I  was eager to join the Knights of … Continue reading

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4th Glorious Mystery revisted with the Fathers of the Church

Back in the day, I did a patristiblogger series called The Patristic Rosary Project.  Some newcomers to the blog may not have seen it.  Here is a slightly modified review of my entry for the 4th Glorious Mystery, appropriate for … Continue reading

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The Pope’s wrist

The great Fr. Blake of Brighton noticed the swelling of the Holy Father’s hand. The Holy Father is now at Castel Gandolfo. I once had a broken wrist which required surgery.  I laughed aloud when I read the optimistic note … Continue reading

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Life on Mars and PVS

I have written about the unconscious state of some patients called usually "persistent vegetative state".  Here is one piece I wrote. Another. Just recently I have been watching the UK version of Life on Mars.  The series brought back to … Continue reading

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Archbishop Hughes on “active participation”

From a reader: The Art of Celebrating the LiturgyBy Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes(Clarion Herald – 8-08-09) Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, [the former] Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, recently delivered the keynote address at the … Continue reading

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15 August: St. Tarcisius

Many other blogs are paying the proper attention to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. I will therefore remind you that other saints share this day with the Mother of God’s feast and consequently are somewhat marginalized (not that they … Continue reading

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22 Aug: blognic at Scotney Castle, in Kent

This is excellent.  From The Sensible Bond posts this news about the upcoming anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field… well… that’s not really the … just read: Fr Mildew is organising a blognic at Scotney Castle, near Lamberhurst in … Continue reading

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