Monthly Archives: November 2009


Not so thankful for this, I’m afraid… There is an article in the ultra-dissenting weekly National Catholic Fishwrap… err…  Reporter which says that many congregations of women religion in the USA are simply not complying with the Holy See’s Apostolic … Continue reading

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CDWDS responds on question of H1N1 and restriction of Communion on the tongue

I don’t know how many e-mails I have received from people in distress about parishes or even dioceses attempting to issue edicts which effectively forbid reception of Holy Communion on the tongue because of the risk of contagion (e.g., Swine … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on the road and abroad

I am at the time of this writing in Florida visiting my mother and an uncle who also migrated here away from other regions. The time of the US observance of Thanksgiving always brings to my mind a particular experience … Continue reading

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Catholic League on Chris Matthew’s shame

From The Catholic League: From the Catholic League: Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way MSNBC host Chris Matthews handled his interview with Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin last night on “Hardball”: We were deluged with phone calls, faxes … Continue reading

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John Paul II – flagellation before he ordained priests

Many people sent me a link to this story in the Daily Mail … and you can stop sending it now. I have a proposal for a PROJECT at the end. I read this as one who was ordained by … Continue reading

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A “first TLM” note… brick by brick in Georgia

Here is a nice note from a reader: Tonight, I attended my first TLM in approximately 46 years (I am 49).   It was a beautiful Mass and I was filled with God’s love to the point of tears.  The Mass … Continue reading

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An analysis of the Bp. Tobin “Hardball” interview

From American Magazine comes this with my emphases and comments. We have seen Michael Sean Winters before here on WDTPRS.  He wrote a hit piece about Patrick Madrid some months ago. Here is a day I didn’t think would arrive … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: use of the zucchetto at Mass, etc.

I need to enlist the help of readers.  I am on the road and away from my books. I need your expert assistance on the clerical use of the zucchetto.  As a premise I’m aware that it is not to … Continue reading

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Brick by brick… big bricks… in Lyon

Here is a nice brick by brick story picked up from NLM: Recently there was a meeting of French faithful attached to the usus antiquior, the rencontre pour l’Unité Catholique (Meeting for Catholic Unity), in Versailles, France. In the course … Continue reading

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The Manhattan Declaration

REPOSTED from 20 Nov: Have you heard about the Manhattan Declaration? Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin… Chris Matthews… you decide.

Bp. Tobin… Chris Matthews… you decide.

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“K-Cup” Coffee

Coffee… good coffee… is a sine qua non for me. I suspect some of you feel the same way. Do any of you have experience of these new "k-cup" single serve machines? There is a WSJ story on this today. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 95: PART III – 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo

Based on your response to PODCAzT 93 & 94, and my own desire to drill more deeply into the issue, we welcome back as our guest Pope Paul VI (+1978). In PART I we explored Paul’s General Audience of 26 … Continue reading

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Your good news

Tell us about your good news! We could all use it.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 63 Comments

What’s with the vampire thing?

I hear that this new vampire flick is bringing in money by the coffin load. I hear also that most of the audience in these theaters are female. What’s with that?

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