Daily Archives: 20 February 2010

Cheesesteak jaunt

Fr. Pasley and I dashed into south Philly for a cheesesteak at D’Alessandro’s.

These are not production line steaks, I can tell you. 
We ate in, with some of the local color.

We have pronounced these very good steaks.  I had one … Continue reading

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UPDATE from Mater Ecclesiae

Interesting place, Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ! Thereis always something interesting going on here.
I reported earlier that abundant snow was inexorably caving in the roof of part of the rectory.
Last night, just as I was settling in to watch … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Prayer over the people (2002MR)

A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the "Prayer over the people" or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option.
This is a step in the right direction, to be … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Prayer over the people (1962MR)

Today’s "Prayer over the people" in the 1962 Missale Romanum is also the Postcommunion of Septuagesima Sunday.
ORATIO SUPER POPULUM (1962MR): Fideles tui, Deus, per tua dona firmentur: ut éadem et percipiendo requirant, et quaerendo sine fine percipiant. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: It is hard to learn the “Tridentine Mass”?

From a priest reader:
I’ve been a priest since 1984 and when I was ordained my bishop did not look favorably on the traditional Latin Mass.  Therefore my seminary training at St. Meinrad did not include any mention of the Tridentine … Continue reading

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Tried and true… and back

From time to time I have heard… always from liberals… that children shouldn’t be made to memorize when they learn.  They claim that, because children don’t "understand" what they are memorizing, memorizing is counterproductive. Piffle!
The collapse of Catholic … Continue reading

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