Monthly Archives: October 2009

Benedict XVI on the ‘digital continent’

I have used this example for years now: Our Lord asked to be let out on the water in a little boat at the end of a line so that He could address a much larger crowd on the shore.  … Continue reading

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Another reason for Summorum Pontificum

In Knoxville, TN there is a vibrant Traditional Latin Mass community at Holy Ghost Church.
Here is one of the photos from their extensive archive. 
It was taken on the Feast of Christ the King.
I suspect Father wasn’t saying "And have … Continue reading

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Rome – 1 Nov.: Card. Canizares, Solemn Pontifical Mass at SS. Trinita dei Pellegrini

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini [the parish church of the FSSP in Rome] this coming Sunday, November 1st at 10:30am, the feast of … Continue reading

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Fontgombault, et al.: older form of OSB solemn profession

News from a reader about Clear Creek:
This Sunday two of the young monks at Clear Creek will make their solemn profession in the presence of the Abbot of Fontgombault during the conventual Mass.  They are Brother Jose Lagos from Saint … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN 30 Oct – 2 Nov

I will be in St. Paul, MN over this weekend.
Among other things it will be an opportunity to get my digital camera cleaned!
I am assuming that I will have the 11 a.m.on Sunday at St. John’s in St. Paul.

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QUAERITUR: lutefisk

You would not believe what I get in my e-mail.
I thought you or your readers might have an idea where to acquire some lutefisk. My in-laws are of Swedish stock and we have some interest in serving some lutefisk during … Continue reading

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Thanks for the notes and messages!

Many thanks to all of you who have sent birthday greetings!  Your notes are very much appreciated.
Also, belated thanks are due to the kind soul, JV of PA who used my wish list to send me the three volumes of … Continue reading

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Looking for screenings of the new movie on Fatima?

I posted about the new movie on the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin at Fatima: The 13th Day.  I posted on it HERE.Here is a link to a schedule of screenings in different places.
I am waiting for a copy of … Continue reading

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A priest speaks about demonic possession and exorcism

A reader alerted me to the following in The Daily Illini.  This concerns demonic possession and exorcism.
My emphases and comments.
Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possessionKatie Palmer   October 28th, 2009 – 4:00 AM
With Halloween around the corner and Hollywood … Continue reading

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Too many ornaments on your Rosary…Poem

There are may ways to recite the Most Holy Rosary.  The basic paradigm changes from country to country.  In Italy, for example, the recitation of the Rosary usually includes the Litany of the Blessed Virgin.  In the USA, people often … Continue reading

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Viguzzuolo: Christ the King

From the parish church of "Beat Vergine Assunta" in Viguzzuolo, in the Diocese of Tortona, the pastor, Fr. Gino Bava demonstrates to the world that your church doesn’t have to be huge for there to be a Solemn Mass in … Continue reading

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Kingston, Ontario – 6 Nov: Juventutem – TLM

From a priest reader:
The Kingston chapter of Juventutem, a group of youth attached to the Roman traditions of the Catholic Church, has organized a special celebration of Mass (Missa Cantata) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for the … Continue reading

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Some recent posts of interest

Some recent posts not to miss:

Whose ecumenism? (IMPORTANT)
All Souls, 1st Thursday, Year for Priests: A PROJECT
The Nuns’ Story? (about the attack by NYT’s Mo Dowd on Pope Benedict)
“The Anglican experiment … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly on Bp. Tobin’s Rep. Kennedy smackdown

Did any of you see Bill O’Reilly’s show on FNC last night?
He had a segment on Bp. Tobin of Providence who recently slapped down Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).
In a CNA story we learn that last Friday Bp. Tobin explained the … Continue reading

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Soap Sisters UPDATE

I have written before about the Sisters who sell soap.  And worthy soap it is too.
Just a reminder.
Also, they are peddling some new stuff and they are bubbly with enthusiasm.

The Soap Sisters have been busy in our expanded soap department. … Continue reading

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A report on the SSPX/Holy See meeting

Our friends at Rorate did some heavy lifting for us today about the talks between the SSPX and the Holy See.  Drawing on the intrepid Andrea Tornielli’s piece on the same (which I simply don’t have time to translate) we … Continue reading

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NYC: 2 Nov – Solemn Pontifical Requiem at the Faldstool

A friend alerted me to the following:
There will be a Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass at the faldstool for All Souls Day in Manhattan (37th St. and Broadway) at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Monday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM.  … Continue reading

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UNA VOCE…. Cuba!

Did you know that there are Catholics in Cuba who desire the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite?
Check this.
Una Voce is an international group with local and regional chapters.  It is dedicated to the cause of traditional Catholic liturgy.

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Blackfriars TLM for the English Martyrs

There are some very beautiful photos at Godzdogz of a TLM celebrated at Blackfriars, London for the feast of the English Martyrs.
Here is a sample.

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The enemy of my enemy?

The wonderful and persistent Anna Arco of England’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an amusing observation about Mo Dowd’s Sunday contribution to anti-Catholic bigotry.
Thus, Anna:

It is a rare occasion that finds Fr John Zuhlsdorf of What does the … Continue reading

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