Monthly Archives: February 2010

Guest rant about priests and then Fr. Z rants about priests

Our friend at Recovering Dissident Catholic, "Cathy of Alexandria" has a particularly good rant, which I feature here (with edits) as a "guest rant".  My emphases and comments.
A good priest is hard to find. Heck, a PRIEST can be hard … Continue reading

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When will there be a consistory for cardinals?

Paolo Rodari of Palazzo Apostolico has an interesting piece today about a possible consistory in which Benedict XVI would name new cardinals, thus giving a indication about a future successor.  Rodari’s focus is on Europe, but it is interesting for … Continue reading

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Literally brick by brick: the new FSSP chapel

Your the Brick by Brick file from the Journal Star with my emphases and comments.
Consecration at Denton seminary to celebrate ‘crown jewel’
By ERIN ANDERSEN / Lincoln Journal Star
Sitting atop a hill in Denton, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is visible … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Saturday in Lent – (1962MR)

There are several Collects in today’s extended edition of Holy Mass for Ember Saturday.  There are five lessons before we even get to the Epistle and each lesson is followed by a Gradual and Collect.
After the the fifth lesson, the … Continue reading

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Women’s Curling Kudos

The woman of curling have resolved all the questions.
It came down to a nail-biter, last rock of the 11th end.
The moment of truth for Canada.

Disaster.

Congratulations to Sweden.
UPDATE 27 Feb 0448 GMT:
And as curling is winding down, we have some time … Continue reading

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Lenten Lunch

I am trying these days to eat my principle meal at midday rather than in the evening.   In the evening I will have a light supper, maybe some salad and/or soup and then, after a while, have a solid … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Friday 1st Week of Lent – Prayer over the People (2002MR)

Here is the Oratio super Populum which may be used NOW (in Latin) after Holy Mass.  Each day in Lent in the Ordinary Form now has this revived tradition according to the 2002MR which is, now, the edition of the … Continue reading

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Instruction on Summorum Pontificum “imminent”?

For a long time people have wondered about the "Instruction" that was to come from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (now under the CDF) on the Holy Father’s "emancipation proclamation" Summorum Pontificum.
For some time I wondered whether it would be … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ember Friday in Lent – (1962MR)

This is Ember Week in Lent. 
I had a PODCAzT which spoke about Ember Days.
During the week after the 1st Sunday of Lent we observe the Ember Days of Lent.  “Ember” derives from Anglo-Saxon ymbren, “a circuit or revolution … Continue reading

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Curling confusion

Do not be deceived.

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