Monthly Archives: October 2009

I need some education on an Anglican/Catholic point

I was under the impression that some – perhaps not all – Anglican priests who entered the Catholic Church as priests were ordained as Catholic priests conditionally.
I imagine that most, if not all, were ordained absolutely, without the condition.
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WSJ: liturgical diversity

From the WSJ with my emphases and comments:

 
The Pope Lets a Thousand Liturgies Bloom [This is an echo of a famous phrase that helped to spark the so-called "Hundred Flowers Campaign" in Communist China.  "Let a hundred flowers blossom, let … Continue reading

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Personal prelature for SSPX?

From CNA with my emphases and comments.
Vatican could convert Lefebvrists into personal prelature, says Fellay
Santiago, Chile, Oct 22, 2009 / 01:03 pm (CNA).- In an interview with the Chilean daily, “El Mercurio,” the Superior General of the Society of St. … Continue reading

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Ode to Autumn

Ode to Autumn
by John Keats
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;Conspiring with him how to load and bless    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,    And fill … Continue reading

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Great Minds Think Alike: The Pope of Christian Unity

I just had a note from a rather distinguished reader of WDTPRS alerting me to something that appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal. 
BTW… there is a POLL on that page, but you have to search for it.
He wrote: Next … Continue reading

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Whose ecumenism?

Liberals are beginning to twit.
They are just warming up, but soon it will be a grand mal twit.
They are panicking about Pope Benedict and his provisions for Anglicans who, after their long nightmare with liberal on their side of … Continue reading

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Posted in Ecclesiae unitatem, Our Catholic Identity, Pope of Christian Unity, SESSIUNCULA, The future and our choices, What are they REALLY saying? | Tagged | 72 Comments

The Anglican Anschluss?

The Times has a piece by their religion writer Ruth Gledhill about the Anglican Provisions being offered by Rome.
My emphases and comments.
From The TimesOctober 21, 2009Desperate bishops invited Rome to park its tanks on Archbishop’s lawn
by Ruth Gledhill
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Details about the new Compendium Eucharisticum

Some more detailed news about the new Compendium Eucharisticum:
Contrary to news reports the Compendium was published in Latin not Italian. 
Also, …

It is divided into 3 sections: doctrinal, liturgical, and devotional. 
It has number of appendices: Book IV … Continue reading

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Manual for proper celebration of the Mass officially presented to the Pope

No… it isn’t a clarification of Novus Ordo rubrics.  Nor is it a copy of the 1962 Missale Romanum.
From CNA:
Manual for proper celebration of the Mass officially presented to the Pope
Vatican City, Oct 21, 2009 / 01:38 pm (CNA).- Cardinal … Continue reading

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NB: New book in Italian on liturgy

On the Italian site of ZENIT there is a note about a new book, in Italian, concerned with liturgy by Fr. Mauro Gagliardi dal titolo “Liturgia fonte di vita. Prospettive teologiche” (Fede & Cultura) – "Liturgy – source of life: … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Prayer Crusade for Priests (Angelus Press)

I received from Angelus Press a small book I want to bring to your attention.
This little book contains prayers in support of priests.  A very good thing to have during this Year for Priests.

Inside you kind prayers and also classic … Continue reading

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Proselytizing?

Proselytize is a bad word these days.
A lot off people are rushing to say that the Holy Father’s Anglican Provisions is not a matter of sheep stealing or, as Card. Kaspar put it “fishing in the Anglican lake”.
Card. Kaspar was … Continue reading

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Gathering Leaves

Biretta tip to the Laudator
Robert Frost, Gathering Leaves:
    Spades take up leaves    No better than spoons,    And bags full of leaves    Are light as balloons.
    I make a great noise    Of rustling all day    Like rabbit and deer    Running away.
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KC Bp. Finn – Priesthood Sunday in the Year For Priests

A reader alerted me to this from the upcoming edition of The Catholic Key:
October 25: Priesthood Sunday in the Year For PriestsBy Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph
We have in our Diocese of Kansas City-St. … Continue reading

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Excellent conference for priests in Rome 4-8 January

There will be a very good conference in Rome for priests … for priests… just after the 1st of the year.
It is pretty good timing, since that is often when priests take a little time off after the Christmas crunch.
The … Continue reading

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Fr. George Rutler (convert from Anglicanism) on new Anglican provision

On CNA Fr. George Rutler comments on the new Anglican provisions.  My emphases and comments:
October 20, 2009Fr. Rutler discusses Vatican’s Anglican provisionBy Fr. George Rutler *
Editor’s Note: Fr. George Rutler, a convert from Anglicanism, was asked by CNA what his … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins interviewed by Hugh Hewitt

Did any of you hear Richard Dawkins on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show tonight?
It was interesting to hear Hewitt, the lawyer, pick Dawkins apart on the level of his reasoning and evidence. 
In any event, I found Dawkin’s argument against God … Continue reading

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A prayer request for a Marine and family

I would like to ask your prayers for an intention.  I received this e-mail from a couple I have known for some years. I baptized one of their children.  This is from a mother of three whose husband, a Marine … Continue reading

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Some video of pressers in Rome and England

I was pleased to see that His Hermeneuticalness picked up on a couple videos posted on Youtube.
One is a blurb from the Vatican’s TV service about the presser in Rome.  Note that the Vatican’s announcer mispronounced Card. Levada’s name.  Funny.
The … Continue reading

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Thanks!

Just a note of thanks to readers who have made donations lately, especially for the bird feeding fund.
I was able to stock up a bit on some feed during a sale and also get a little feeder for the window … Continue reading

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