Daily Archives: 6 December 2009

Any readers near Telluride, CO?

Are any of you readers near Telluride, CO? Could you drop me a line?

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US Episcopalians have lesbian bishop: Archbp. Williams says “serious questions”

So… a bunch of Anglicans, tired of the ongoing implosion due to sheer anti-Christian stupidity in the Anglican communion, asks the Holy See whether it couldn’t be possible to embrace the fullness of the Catholic Faith and keep their traditions. … Continue reading

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And so I ask again…

How’s it going? Are you ready were things to go very bad very quickly? HERE.

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Here is my annual rant on blue vestments for Advent (see the POLL results about that). "But Father! But Father!", you might be saying.  "Aren’t the confused liberal dinosaurs dying off?  Aren’t blue vestments cliché? Yes and yes. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR SPECIAL! An online “confession”

From a reader: Bless me Father for I have worshiped in a language I don’t understand, and heard the word "ineffable" no fewer than three times within the same worship experience. That would have been singing at my local Russian … Continue reading

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A new worthy Jesuit initiative: New Jesuit Review

We all know that the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), have their… problems. But I know some younger Jesuits (older too) who are outstanding.  They maintain that old time Jesuit spirit and excellence. One such e-mailed me today about a new … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Advent (2002MR)

From an old WDTPRS article. These articles were the original reason why I started this blog in the first place. […] Lest any “traditional” Catholics think today’s Collect is less valuable because it isn’t old enough, or wasn’t in the … Continue reading

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6 Dec. – African martyrs who suffered horribly at the hands of heretics

The 2005 Martyrologium Romanum (which I will remind you is a liturgical book, and is therefore required to be translated according to the norms of Liturgiam authenticam) might have a short, dense entry for the far more famous St. Nicholas, … Continue reading

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6 Dec – St. Nicholas

Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas of Bari. Here is his very terse entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Sancti Nicolai, episcopi Myrensis in Lycia, sanctitate et intercessione apud thronum gratiae divinae praeclari. There is a relic of … Continue reading

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