Daily Archives: 9 December 2009

QUAERITUR: What rubrics to follow at Mass in case of gunfire?

From a reader: I have a question for you. Suppose during a EF Mass, a gunman or threatening person enters the church, and opens fire. What can be done within the rubrics to protect the Blessed Sacrament, the priest, the … Continue reading

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Windswept House…

… Finch. Red Alert! These guys are having a hard time getting onto the feeders today. Often they fly backwards, and navigate on to the surface… amazing aeronauts, really. Bout with a plow. "WHAT THE… !?!" They always manage to … Continue reading

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NYC for Christmas 23-28 Dec – Midnight TLM, etc.

I will be in Manhattan for Christmas. Perhaps this time there can be a blognic.  Who knows? I am coming in part to be celebrant for a TLM Midnight Mass, at least a Missa cantata, and probably a Solemn Mass. … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Liturgical Blue!

Over at NLM there is an interesting and serious post about Latin Rite blue vestments in Spain.  There are some good photos over there (in which they specialize).  For example: H.E. Jesús Esteban Catalá Ibáñez, bishop of Málaga, celebrating First … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: concelebrating priest not consuming Precious Blood

I had a note from a priest asking about concelebration. First, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare. That said, I’m looking for a source for the instruction that the celebrant and concelebrants must consume both species which … Continue reading

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Dominican Sister associates B.V. Mary with pro-“Choice” position… no… really!

From The Catholic Dictionary: BLASPHEMY.  Speech, writings, gestures or thoughts which show contumely to or contempt for God or detract from his honor whether such contumely, contempt or dishonour be intended or not.  Intentional blasphemy is always a grave sin … Continue reading

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