Daily Archives: 15 September 2009

QUAERITUR: When can I say a Requiem TLM?

From priest reader: I just started praying the usus antiquior low mass after a year of preparation (of latin and the rubrics). Question:  When may I opt to say a missae defunctorum?  When may I not?  In other words, may … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: may a permanent deacon be a deacon for a TLM?

From a reader: As part of the changes recommended by the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI brought back the permanent diaconate in 1967.  For centuries prior to this change, the role of deacon was a transitional period for those … Continue reading

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Many registrations approved

I just approved a whole bunch of registrations for the blog… in case you were waiting or couldn’t get your log in to work. You must register and log in to be able to post.  I must approve the registration … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why give the liberals so much attention?

Quite a few have asked in e-mail, some in comments, why I should give so much attention to liberal dinosaurs such as Richard McBrien of Notre Dame, to dissident publications such as NCR, America, RU-468 (aka The Tablet). I wonder … Continue reading

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NCR instrumentalizes priest to attack his own bishop, Bp. Robert Finn

The editors of the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter once again show their spittle-flecked contempt for the diocesan bishop where their paper’s offices are located: Most Rev. Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph. NCR published a letter from a priest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: isn’t it “inappropriate” to have the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader: I’ve enjoyed reading your blog lately, although it has been somewhat frustrating as I tend to disagree with most of what you say.  My question, which is an honest one, is how people could genuinely either attend … Continue reading

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