Daily Archives: 16 November 2009

PODCAzT 93: 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo

We are coming up on the 40th Anniversary of the implementation of the Novus Ordo in the Latin Church. Forty years ago on 30 Nov 1969 the Novus Ordo went into force.  It was the 1st Sunday of Advent. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Just tuning in

Great!  I am watching now the live coverage of the USCCB meeting. Commercials at the beginning! UPDATE: Bp. Wester (D.Salt Lake City) reports that Nat. Advisory Council recommended the passing of the block of translations.

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St. Gertrude

Today is the feast of St. Gertrude. From the 2005 Roman Martyrology: Sanctae Gertrudis, cognomento Magnae, virgins, quae, inde ab infantia solitudini et litterarum studiis summo ardore ac strenuitate dedita, tota ad Deum conversa monasterium Cisterciensium Helpithense prope Islebiam in … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh newspaper on USCCB translation battle

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comes this with my emphases and comments: Bishops split over Mass translationMonday, November 16, 2009By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The nation’s Catholic bishops will address many social controversies at their meeting in Baltimore this week. But … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical sighting!

I was sent a photo from a confirmation ceremony with the older, traditional form of the sacrament, which took place in England last week, in the Archdiocese of Westminster. His Excellency Most Rev. George Stack, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster confirmed … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT: Bp. Tobin and Rep. P. Kennedy

UPDATE: A reader sent this: Suggestion on polls…. Ask readers to copy and paste the poll links into a new browser window.  Even better – disable the link so they have to.  This will keep the poll admin from seeing … Continue reading

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Reminder:WaPo has a POLL: QUESTION: Should the city required the Church to follow a law it considers immoral? I voted "NO" in this poll. The liberals have found the poll and are asserting their control.

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Pres. Obama Will Remove Abortion Funding Ban From Health Care Bill

From Lifesite: Obama Will Remove Abortion Funding Ban From Health Care Bill, Advisor Says by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorNovember 15, 2009 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Top Obama advisor David Axelrod on Sunday confirmed what pro-life advocates already suspected would happen. He … Continue reading

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