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 Margery Popinstar, editor of … 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.
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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 are no … 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 … 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 beautiful … 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 comments.
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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 a … Continue reading

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