Daily Archives: 19 August 2009

QUAERITUR: holding hands during the Our Father

From a reader:
I’ve recently had an “argument” over whether it’s licit to hold hands during the Our Father during Mass.I’ve always been taught that this posture was not a part of the rubrics and should not be done.I’ve also been … Continue reading

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“Please, Father, Help Me To Be Holy”

Here is a piece from a blog of Edward Mechmann hosted by the Archdiocese of New York.   Mr. Mechmann in the archdiocesan Respect Life Office.
My emphases and comments.
Please, Father, Help Me To Be Holy
August 19, 2009
I’m trying to be holy.  … Continue reading

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Another grrrr update

After considerable effort yesterday, my desktop crashed and burned again today.  How my heart quailed.
However, I think I may – again after considerable effort and frustration – have found a work around. 
Right now, with the blessing, it is running … Continue reading

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Frank interview of Msgr. Domenico Bartolucci, “maestro in perpetuo”

In my years in seminary in Rome, I would walk often passed the door leading to the rehearsal rooms of the boys choir of the Sistine Chapel choir.  I could hear them rehearsing with their maestro, Mons. Domenico  Bartolucci, the … Continue reading

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