Daily Archives: 25 January 2010

Some Catholic stats and surprises… Fr. Z rants

I think we all know that some sectors of the Church’s life, in the USA at least, though better than in many places in the world have nevertheless been devastated in the last 40 years. We know this is true … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about Latin and the vernacular and mirages

In the poll I posted about preference for language of Holy Mass in the Latin Rite, Latin is pasting the vernacular. Anyone can vote in that poll… registered to comment here or not. In the entries I have been posting … Continue reading

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Old Mass/new Mass thoughts – part 8

Under another entry (“I am 59 years old and like the current liturgy.”) there has been some consideration of the age of Catholics who prefer the newer form of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo.  Some suggest that people of … Continue reading

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Caveat pipiator: The Vatican and Twitter

Who’s tweeting the tweeters?  When I learned that the Vatican had launched a couple Twitter feeds, I thought was do these … folks, know what they are in for?  If this is being handled by the usual sort of techno-twit … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest won’t preach on Sunday assigned to deacon

From a reader: This Sunday my family and I attended a OF mass, [or "Ordinary Form" or Novus Ordo] at the homily, ironically the reading was Christ’s first homily; the priest informed us “This was the Deacons week to preach, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul – Collects compared (1962MR & 2002MR)

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects, or “Opening Prayers”, for today’s feast.  We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition.  The Collect is nearly … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict and ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox

Pope Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. He is the Pope of Christian Unity because he is the Pope of Continuity. Liberals will always try to define the parameters of ecumenical dialogue and will inevitably introduce compromises in … Continue reading

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D. Phoenix raises the bar on time and extent of marriage preparation

People have a natural right to marry.  Despite that, I have from time to time heard smart people, including priests, opine that while perhaps it ought to be relatively easy to get a divorce, it should be really hard to … Continue reading

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Your good news

To start a new work week, how about some of your good news?

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A little cartoon irony

With a biretta tip to The Black Biretta, this was on the site Catholic Cartoons.

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