Daily Archives: 11 January 2010

Blessing cellphones, laptops

From Engadget:  Vicar gives his blessing to cellphones and laptops (but not to their most common uses) By Joseph L. Flatley posted Jan 11th 2010 at 1:07PM Not to be outdone by the Catholic Church with its iPod wielding Bishops … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City-St.J) on vocations

This is the Year of Priests.  I think it is fair, especially during this year, when talking about the Year of Priests, we talk about vocations to the priesthood. Let us not forget that every person has a vocation.  All … Continue reading

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POLL: Sen. Reid v. Sen. Lott – a double standard?

You citizens of the USA have probably by now heard about the comments made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) about then-candidate Barak Obama.  Pretty much everyone says that Sen. Reid’s comments were "racist".  Sen. Reid acknowledges that his … Continue reading

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Palin… in comparison, and in the news

In the news in more way than one. I just heard that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going to be a Fox News contributor and even as a host! That should be interesting!

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Card. Razafindratandra, RIP

Armand Gaétan Cardinal Razafindratandra, Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar, has died at 84. For some years I did the Christmas cards for my old boss H.E. Card. Mayer, now the oldest living cardinal.  Every Cardinal in the College got a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: removing gloves before Communion in the hand

From a reader: One question:  does any document specifically state one must remove gloves prior to receiving on the hand?  I have always taught this to be the case as I was taught, but presently cannot find a citation to … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: “I am 59 years old and like the current liturgy.”

There is a Latin phrase: repetita iuvant…. repeated things help… or… repetition of things helps you you to remember them. In discussions about the older, traditional form of Mass or about the position of the altar in relation to the … Continue reading

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Here are some links to some recent posts of interest just to make them a little easier to find.   Don’t forget to help WDTPRS by using the Google Thingy on the side bar and voting in an award site. How … Continue reading


QUAERITUR: baptism of Catholic’s child in a non-Catholic service

From a reader: My brother-in-law (to-be), her CATHOLIC brother, is having a baby in a few months and is planning to have the child baptized in a Presbyterian service.  I was told at one point that it might be a … Continue reading

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The kerfuffle in Thiberville, France seems to be resolved, for now

I read on Fratres that the dust up in France over the replacement of a pastor (who coincidentally celebrated Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum) is, for the time being resolved… in favor of the people who wanted the pastor … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini on liturgical issues: the “Benedictine arrangement”

Again, I am pleased to link you to the site of NLM which posted the full text of a presentation by the papal MC Msgr. Guido Marini delivered to the wonderful clergy conference for the Year of the Priest which … Continue reading

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