Monthly Archives: November 2009

Damian Thompson’s obervance of the 40th anniversary of the Novus Ordo

I see that Damian Thompson has his blade sharpened: My emphases and comments: November 30th, 2009 Happy 40th birthday, Novus Ordo! It is 40 years ago today since the New Mass of Paul VI was introduced into our parishes, writes … Continue reading

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Off to Cape Canaveral!

Today is my day trip to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center! I had been here many years ago. how things have changed! I did enjoy the Rocket Park. I thought the Soviet era Soyuz was pretty interesting. And … Continue reading

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iBreviary – the iPhone app

Do any of you have an iPhone and have iBreviary installed? I do.  I don’t know if any of you have the same experience, but I don’t think it is being updated. More often than not, I refresh and there … Continue reading

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Some recent posts

Some recent posts: NYT Op-Ed on 40 years of the Novus Ordo Whatever it is we’re doin’… ain’t workin’! My view of Benedict’s XVI’s sermon for 1st Vespers in this new liturgical year Australia: Holy See tells diocese not … Continue reading

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Your good news

As you start your new work week, tell us all some of your good news.

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Fr. Rawley Myers, RIP

I understand that Fr. Rawley Myers has died. Requiescat in pace.

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Fr. Robert Fox – RIP

I understand that Fr. Robert Fox has passed away on (U.S.) Thanksgiving Day. May he rest in peace. Fr. Fox was a great apostle of Our Lady of Fatima and her message.

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“Bishooooops, don’t let your chapels grow up to be discooooos….”

Every once in a while, walking about in Rome you come across a forlorn little ex-church or chapel, now serving as a nightclub or art gallery or worse.   It’s like something out of a cartoon. I know of a once … Continue reading

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Australia: Holy See tells Catholic diocese not to host Anglican ordination of women

Yes, you read that correctly. I picked up this story from an Australian source I get the sense that, in the past, the local Catholic diocese in Victoria had allowed Anglicans to have ordinations in a My emphases and … Continue reading

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Our friend John Sonnen at Orbis Catholicus has posted a nice photo of one of the purple dalmatics made for the pontificate of Benedict XVI.  These are the purple vestments used at Vespers at the beginning of Advent. Here is … Continue reading

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