Daily Archives: 19 February 2010


I don’t know if you will be able to tear yourselves away to go to Friday night devotions, but tonight there is plenty of CURLING to see! Alas, in the RESULTS: the USA men (all from Minnesota, no?) are way … Continue reading

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Vatican’s top 10 albums for a desert island (not making this up, I swear)

I wonder if this list was vetted by Pope Benedict… from the increasingly weird L’Osservatore Romano, via CNA: ‘Thriller’ makes Vatican list of top 10 albums Vatican City, Feb 19, 2010 / 12:36 pm (CNA).- The Holy See’s newspaper has … Continue reading

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A UK theological junkyard: “Stand Up For Vatican II”

Remember that theological junk yard of a group that rattles at the likes of the His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Tim Finigan, P.P. of Blackfen?   The "Stand Up For Vatican II" crowd?  (Maybe our Vincenzo can make a new logo … Continue reading

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First time for everything: Macs

I was out running errands and stumbled onto an Apple Store. Oh dear. OH! NO!

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A couple useful chant links

In previous weeks I have been saying that Gregorian chant just isn’t that hard and that it can be introduced in parish worship.  It really must be in cathedrals and major churches, right? My friend Jeffrey Tucker over at NLM … Continue reading

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From the LCWR: Lenten Carbon Fast 2010 Calendar (not making this up)

STAGE DIRECTION:  Rod Serling enters from stage left, turns to the camera: "Consider reason #6475 why the Holy began an Apostolic Visitation of women religious in the United States of America." From a reader: Sometimes I wonder if I am … Continue reading

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Are you ready to answer questions?

QUAERITUR: If someone were to ask you to explain why the Catholic Church uses Latin as its official language, what would you say? Let’s have some of your explanations and then see if we can’t refine some good bulletpoints for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: can lay people bless ashes?

From a priest reader: I had occasion to witness an Ash Wednesday liturgy at [a boy’s school] in [___].  As there was no priest planning to be available, the liturgy was conducted by teachers and students.  After some readings, the … Continue reading

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Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and military chaplains

For those priests and seminarians out there considering military chaplaincy during this administration… From CNA with my emphases and comments: Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ could affect military chaplains’ religious freedom Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2010 / 07:49 am … Continue reading

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