Daily Archives: 24 March 2010

Risible but not funny

I wrote some time ago that that Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams may soon want to issue a document Romanorum coetibus whereby he would create a safe haven in the very loose Anglican embrace for the editor and readers of The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How early can the Easter Vigil begin?

Here is an oldie but goodie.  Updated for 2010.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil.  Are there ANY circumstances … Continue reading

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Archd. of San Francisco paper gets something right

From Jack Smith of The Catholic Key, the blog of the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Archdiocese of San Francisco Paper Drops a Bomb – Today’s MUST Read
George Wesolek is a friend and former colleague who … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks a favor

Folks, if you write to me with links or news, would you please send a link to your source, if there is one, and also not send JUST a link without giving me an indication of what it is all … Continue reading

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Bp. Magee resigns Diocese of Cloyne… Cork, Ireland

Many years ago, the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, went to the Basilica of St. Cecilia in Trastevere, where a friend of mine was rector.  The rector, was traditionally inclined and was also a papal MC himself.  Therefore, … Continue reading

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In Philadelphia: “A Burlap Church No More”

Brick by brick, folks.
From the Weekpress.com of Philadelphia.
This is pretty long, so I will just give you the link. Here is the title:
A Burlap Church No More

Read and come back to discuss what you think is important.

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“Well done, good and faithful servant”… Sister President gets her reward

Pres. Obama has engaged in an aggressive campaign to split the Catholic community in the USA.  He suborned liberals – already easily seduced in respect to worldly things.  They went all wobbly under his gaze and  he used them to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: communal recitation of office in parishes during Triduum

From a reader:
 
In preparation for Holy Week I (for the first time ever) read PASCHALES SOLEMNITATIS and noted that in paragraph 40 it states that "It is recommended that there be a communal celebration of the Office of Readings and … Continue reading

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Older, Smarter

From NASA comes this about one of the intrepid Mars Rovers… Opportunity:
NASA Mars Rover Getting Smarter as it Gets Older
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now in its seventh year on Mars, has a new capability to make its own choices … Continue reading

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