Daily Archives: 9 March 2010

Card. Levada’s speech in Canada on Anglicanorum coetibus

I am starting a lot of entries with anecdotes these days about old Vatican days. I was speaking one day, some time ago, to high official involved in the Vatican’s efforts for Christian unity.  I pushed him, hard, on a … Continue reading

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ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of the health care battle.

A tip of the biretta o{]:¬)   to American Catholic who got this in turn from IowaHawk. Enjoy!  And remember!  Talk Like Shakespeare Day is coming up! (with apologies to the Bard) ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of … Continue reading

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The terms we use for liturgy make a difference

Once upon a time… … I stopped to visit my old chief and friend His Eminence Augustine Card. Mayer at his residence.  Sister said that he still had a guest with him, but they should be done soon.  I waited … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent – 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. Priests can use this prayer NOW at the end of … Continue reading

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NCReg: Normalizing the Extraordinary Form

From the NCR that’s actually Catholic, the National Catholic Register, comes this on the increasingly wide-spread use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. My emphases and comments. Normalizing the Extraordinary FormPriests Are Free to Celebrate the Traditional Latin … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest consecrates more Hosts during Communion

From a reader: At a Mass in our Diocese this past Sunday, the priest was running very low on consecrated hosts.  Even after breaking some of the hosts in order to distribute more, it was clear that there would not … Continue reading

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