Daily Archives: 29 November 2009

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 theage.com.au. 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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Some random items

In no special order here are a few images and notes from Florida and a maternal visit. I made some spaghetti … nothing special. Just good ingredients combined and presented in simplicity. Nice to have fresh basil off a plant … Continue reading

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My view of Benedict’s XVI’s sermon for 1st Vespers in this new liturgical year

You may know that when he was Archbishop of Munich, Pope Benedict gave series of sermons on the Sundays of Advent.  He has spent significant time reflecting on this season. But year and each change in our lives, changes our … Continue reading

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Whatever it is we’re doin’… ain’t workin’!

I don’t know how many times my own proposals, or those of others I have heard about, were rejected because of "young people".   "No, no.  We have to do [FILL IN BLANK] for young people". Pretty much you know in … Continue reading

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NYT Op-Ed on 40 years of the Novus Ordo

From the op-ed page of Hell’s Bible comes this from a name that some of you will recognize NEW YORK TIMES OPINION By KENNETH J. WOLFEPublished: November 29, 2009 Washington WALKING into church 40 years ago on this first Sunday … Continue reading

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I’m just askin’

I don’t know, but does this seem like a pretty good summation to you?

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The Holy Father’s new Ferula

You may have seen that the Holy Father has a new ferula, in place of the older one from the time of Bl. Pius IX. Pope Benedict began his pontificate using the staff of the late John Paul II.  Then … Continue reading

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A Brit chimes in about Bp. Tobin and pro-abortion Rep. P. Kennedy (D-RI)

I received this by e-mail from a reader in the UK.  I think he puts it well: Dear Father Z I feel moved to comment on the furore concerning Bishop Tobin and  Senator Kennedy, <font color="#ff0000"><b>[Representative or Congressman Kennedy.  The … Continue reading

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An oldie PODCAzT about an Advent hymn

An oldie PODCAzT about an Advent hymn. As I wrote back then: I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum.  We begin today with the hymn for Vespers called Conditor alme siderum, with its variation … Continue reading

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