Daily Archives: 14 October 2009

Fr. Bouyer and an anecdote about how the liturgical reform was imposed

Forgive the screwy formatting of the following.  It is taken from a mass e-mail from the editor of Inside The Vatican, Robert Moynighan.
It concerns the behind the scenes story of the post-Conciliar liturgical reform.  The characters involved are the … Continue reading

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People seem to be fascinated by tuna.
It might be that their interest in tuna comes from how funny sounding the word is: tuna.
Is it that a large percentage of their flesh and bones knit together from the childhood consumption of … Continue reading

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4-9 Nov NYC (Solemn TLM 6 Nov) – BLOGNIC?

I will be in New York City from 4-9 November.   One of the things I will be doing is acting as celebrant for a Solemn TLM on 6 November.   More details about this to follow.
However, perhaps in advance we might … Continue reading

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L’OssRom: smelling and spilling the coffee

Biretta tip to the one the only His Hermeneuticalness   o{]:¬)
This was in L’Osservatore Romano.
After they consumed some of their excellent coffee, we also got this:
On President Obama’s NobelA demanding prize
    Lucetta Scaraffia
    The decision to award the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: books to help seminarians understand the Novus Ordo by learning the TLM

From a priest reader who works in a seminary and is involved with helping seminarians learn how to say Mass (edited):
… I find it helpful to know the historic reasons behind even small gestures at Mass.  […] Thus, I would like … Continue reading

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Which Catholics are happy with the health care vote?

From CNA:
Washington D.C., Oct 14, 2009 / 12:04 pm (CNA).- Chris Korzen, Executive Director of Catholics United, a non-profit organization that has consistently supported President Obama’s policies, released a statement yesterday thanking Senator Olympia Snowe for being the only Republican … Continue reading

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Many thanks to the kind people who have contributed to the Feed Z Birds fund! 
This winter they will eat by your donations.
Right now there is a good sale on feed going, till 18 October, at a wild bird store.  … Continue reading

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10 “scientific” explanations against the Fatima Miracle of the Sun

Yesterday I reminded you that it was the anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun.
Today I found on Creative Minority Report a delightfully snarky examination of some reasons naysayers posited to explain what happened.
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The last acceptable prejudice

A writer in a Canadian newspaper considers the coverage of the unfortunate Nova Scotia bishop and comments in a refreshing way.
From the National Post with my emphases and comments.
The last acceptable prejudice
Michael Coren, National Post  Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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October Maples

From the Laudator:
Richard Wilbur, October Maples, Portland:
The leaves, though little time they have to live, Were never so unfallen as today, And seem to yield us through a rustled sieve The very light … Continue reading

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