Daily Archives: 19 October 2009

“I think I can! I think I can!”

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes a tale about The Little Mars Rover That Could!
Nereus Crater on Mars Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA; Image Processing: Kenneth Kremer
Explanation: … Continue reading

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Briefing tomorrow in Rome about Anglicans and the Church

This is from the Bolletino:
AVVISO DI BRIEFING
Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che domani, martedì 20 ottobre 2009, alle ore 11.00, nell’Aula Giovanni Paolo II della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, si terrà un briefing su un tema attinente ai rapporti … Continue reading

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Some random musings on “ordinary” and “extraordinary”

Just a reminder:
Going back to what "Ordinary" and "Extraordinary" mean in liturgical or ecclesiastical terms.
Ordo in Latin, has to to with putting things or people in an order.  That is, organizing them according to a scheme.
Our trusty Lewis & Short … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: Augustine on Prayer; how to treat newcomers to Traditional Latin Masses

I am digging out of the archive an old PODCAzT.
These days in the Liturgy of the Hours we have had readings from St. Augustine’s Letter 130 to the wealthy widow Proba, who had fled to North Africa after Alaric the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z in NYC

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, a First Friday, at 6:30 PM at the Church of the … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! Is The Catholic Church “a force for good in the world”?

A reader told me about a POLL.
The proposition is:
The Catholic church is a force for good in the world
Can you imagine such a question?
VOTE!
At the time of this writing… AGAINST … Continue reading

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Fr. Jenkins … 2nd term

I received word that Fr. Jenkins was appointed to a second 5 year term as President of Notre Shame.
Fr. Jenkins has supported filthy plays at this Catholic university.
He completely ignores Ex corde Ecclesiae.
He sits on the board of a group … Continue reading

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CNS slant on Sunday’s Pontifical Mass in the Vatican Basilica

Here is an interesting slant, and I use that word with care, on Sunday’s Pontifical Mass in the Vatican Basilica celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Segnatura.
My emphases and comments.
Archbishop Burke celebrates Tridentine Mass in … Continue reading

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Philadelphia/Camden area upcoming TLM news

From a reader:
Special choral TLMs will be celebrated at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109 on the Feast of Christ the King and the Feast of All Saints. Each Mass will be sung by … Continue reading

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What to do…

As I head out for errands on this sunny Monday, I am contemplating a PODCAzT.
I am contemplating PODCAzTs in general actually.

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