Monthly Archives: August 2009

Reminder about registration

Remember… to post comments you must register. I ask for some information which for the most part is not displayed. What is displayed is your username or screen name. Hint: If you are stingy with information (which won’t be posted) … Continue reading

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Operating Systems and Mac my questions – your suggestions

My recent struggles with my Vista driven computer have me looking down the road to Windows 7. Apparently if you have a certain level of Vista, you have to upgrade to a certain level of Windows 7, right? Also, since … Continue reading

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Mon 31 Aug: Diocese of Scranton To Make Announcement

From the website of the Diocese of Scranton: Diocese of Scranton To Make Announcement  The Diocese of Scranton will conduct a news conference this Monday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. The news conference is not open to the public, and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: altar and ambo

From a reader: What is the significance of the ambo being elevated? Should it be as high as the altar? What should their positioning be relative to one another? I ask these questions, because I recently made the statement that … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Augustine

Augustine died on 28 August 430. His friend and biographer Possidius describes his last days during the siege of Hippo by the Vandals. Sometime before the early 8th century, Augustine’s remains were translated from N. Africa to Sardinia for fear … Continue reading

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The Tablet.. er.. RU-486… pitting Archbp. Nichols v Pope Benedict

The great Fr. Blake of Brighton, made this comment on his blog for St. Mary Magdalen. The Tablet’s editor and her deputy have been invited to resign by James MacMillan, because of their attempt to stir up trouble between Archbishop … Continue reading

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Will the Obama Kennedy Eulogy be Notre Dame II?

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The Exceptional Catholic

Is it true that Pres. Obama is slated to give a eulogy during a Funeral Mass for the late Sen. Kennedy? I am not quite sure, but this is what the news reports are suggesting. I’m just askin’ If so…. … Continue reading

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What did George Weigel write about Mr. Winters?

By now you have read here or elsewhere America and RU-486 contributor Michael Sean Winters’ philippic against Patrick Madrid.  I covered that HERE. What did George Weigel write about Mr. Winters: By combining low-grade sourcing, a faux-authoritative voice, and leftist … Continue reading

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Consecration of a chalice in the traditional Roman manner

A Catholic Life has a great entry about the consecration of a chalice in the older, traditional older Roman Rite.  Be sure to check it out!  

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QUAERITUR: priest adds words to the consecration

From a reader: I had a question regarding a practice that occurs at my parish. One of our associates who offers Mass changes words here and there which I know do not invalidate the Mass, although it is a serious … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: use of a microphone during a TLM Canon

From a reader: a new tlm has begun in my town and some newcomers have complained about inaudibility and wanting to hear every prayer in order to better understand.  those in charge have put a mic on the priest and … Continue reading

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Return of a blogger: once an Anglican priest, now a Catholic layman

FYI, Jeffrey Steel, former Anglican clergyman and now a Catholic layman, has returned to blogging at de cura animarum. WDTPRS will be watching and reading with interest!

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True ecumenism

True ecumenism… brick by brick… Episcopal nuns in Archdiocese of Baltimore to join Catholic Church By George P. Matysek Jr. [Mother Christina Christie (left), Sister Mary Joan Walker and Sister Emily Ann Lindsey depart the chapel of the All … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico: Sen. Kennedy and also cultural Catholics whoe “relinquish the substance of the faith if it gets in the way”

On the site of National Review our friend Fr. Robert Sirico has an obituary for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Kennedy the Catholic    [Rev. Robert A. Sirico] I only met Edward Kennedy once. I had been invited to visit then-senator … Continue reading

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