Monthly Archives: January 2010

WDTPRS: Septuagesima – Prayers for Mass (1962MR)

In the pre-Conciliar calendar this period before Ash Wednesday is called the Season of Epiphany. This year, because Easter falls so early, there aren’t many Sundays immediately after Epiphany.  Some will be bumped to the end of the liturgical year.  … Continue reading

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Dust up between the SSPX and FSSP in Guadalajara

I was disturbed by this story, which I received by e-mail from a traditionally-minded priest. What you will read here is hard to believe. Thursday, January 28, 2010 SSPX Group In Mexico Attacks FSSP Church. I have just got word … Continue reading

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“We are not amused.”

Damian Thompson has an interesting piece about the reaction of Her Majesty the Queen of England, who is the head of the Church, and her reaction to Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. My emphases and comments: ‘Unhappy’ Queen sends Lord Chamberlain … Continue reading

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Ralph McInerny… RIP

After a long illness the well-known author and teacher Ralph McInerny has gone to his reward. Pray for the repose of his soul. RIP

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The origin of the term “nova”

Long-time readers of WDTPRS know that I often post about astronomical phenomena.  I was looking up a few things about astronomers and happened on some interesting tidbits on the false-nosed Dane, Tycho Brahe (+1601), interesting especially since I find news … Continue reading

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The UK’s Catholic Herald writes of priest bloggers, especially Fr. Finigan

I am glad to post that the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has posted a brief piece about priest bloggers. What makes this article so congenial is that it talks about my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, whose … Continue reading

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Will Robby George become the new spokesman for the pro-life movement?

Robby George speaks: ttp:// “Abortion and embryo-destructive research are at the heart of the divide between the nation’s major political parties,” Professor Robert George said, galvanizing support for the pro-life plank in the Republican Party while drawing disaffected Democrats to … Continue reading

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I am at the SOS Dinner in Kansas City. This is an annual event in support of seminarians.

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“Do I get to come home?”

President Obama wants to kill NASA and the space program. In reference to the poor little rover Spirit, stuck on Mars, a reader sent this cartoon: Sniff. I must admit I also hated Toy Story, one of the saddest movies … Continue reading

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I’ve always wanted to be a landlord

As we were zooming around in Kansas City today, looking at sites, we stopped in at the HQ of the National Catholic Reporter. The building is actually for sale.  They say location is very important and NCR’s building is within … Continue reading

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