Daily Archives: 12 September 2009

Caritas in veritate

BTW… I understand that the Latin text for the Holy Father’s encyclical Caritas in veritate is ready. Hopefully it will be made public soon.

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hash #

When people use Twitter, they often use hash tags. A bit confusing…. You might chime in with commonly used Catholic topic hash tags. Of course hash tags are ephemeral as well, topical! Wanna find Tweets with hashes? Go to http://search.twitter.com, … Continue reading

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“For every man there is some spot on earth…”

From the Laudator: Donald Culross Peattie, Flowering Earth (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1939; rpt. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), p. 144:     For every man there is some spot on earth, I think, which he has pledged himself to … Continue reading

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too bad

On BBC 4 I would like to have seen the presentations on The Gothic Revolution, Palestrina and the Popes, Tallis, Byrd and the Tudors.

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I understand that a pro-life Catholic was "gunned down". Do you suppose that will get as much coverage as the shooting of the abortionist Tiller?

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QUAERITUR: sanctuary invasion!

From a reader:     My son served for Daily Mass yesterday, and we had an awkward moment.  We’d like your advice on how to best handle this type of situation, should it ever happen again.  I’ll set up the scene.    … Continue reading

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Young people in the UK – 18-20 September – IUVENTUTEM

From the site Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem During the weekend of the 18-20 September 2009. ‘Young Catholic Adults’, the English branch of the Juventutem International Federation, will run a Traditional Retreat at Douai Abbey in the south of England. The weekend … Continue reading

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“Ineffable” sighting… in the wild!

From a reader: Father Z, I am about to become a candidate to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church and have enjoyed reading your blog for a while now. I thought you might be glad to know that … Continue reading

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POLL: Prayers of the faithful during Mass

I posted a story about a Catholic liturgical publisher developing and distributing a "prayer of the faithful" for Mass which extolled the late Sen. Kennedy. That small dust up raised another question in my mind. I am sure you have … Continue reading

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CNA: Publisher apologizes for Sen. Kennedy memorial prayer

The funeral of the late Senator Edward Kennedy is one of those events which keeps spurring discussion. From CNA with my emphases and comments. Publisher apologizes for Sen. Kennedy memorial prayer Chicago, Ill., Sep 12, 2009 / 07:05 am (CNA).- … Continue reading

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