Monthly Archives: April 2010

Request

I ask your prayers for personal intentions.

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Of TLMs and hormones

Fr. Longenecker over at Standing On My Head has an amusing, and useful, entry! Lovers of the TLM might want to read this and pay careful attention during High Masses in the future. A New Solution for the Sign of … Continue reading

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A beautiful mountain of violet silk

A great deal of interest has been expressed in a DVD of the Pontifical Mass celebrated on 24 April in Washington, DC for the anniversary of Pope Benedict’s pontificate. As far as I know, this project is going ahead.  The … Continue reading

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Sudanese Catholic bishop warns about possible genocide

A few notes before you read the following. First, the bishop in the story below is a friend of mine.  We lived together for a year in Rome and I used to give share Mass stipends with him when they … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Oriole!

The Orioles are back! First one spotted this morning. I can see these two are going to be in competition for that grape jelly!

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Your reactions to the Pontifical Mass in Washington – Part 2

I had asked readers for reactions to the Pontifical Mass in the Traditional, Extraordinary Form celebrated in Washington DC for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict. Here are some of your responses: I arrived at 11:00 pm, … Continue reading

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Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, RIP

The oldest living Cardinal, His Eminence Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, OSB, has died at nearly 99 years of age. Card. Mayer had an incredible life of service in the Church. I can make the claim that we were friends.  His … Continue reading

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One of the best blog post titles I have ever seen

Why isn’t abortion the Catholic Social Justice issue? Before I go on to my point, you might want to look at this.  It is heavy fuel: Response to America Magazine’s Editorial “Community of Disciples” (22 June 2009) As you reflect … Continue reading

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US Catholic has a nutty about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC, but still manages a good question

Over at the liberal US Catholic site a writer named Bryan Cones has a little nutty about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC. I’ll add some emphases and comments as I read along with you. I predict clichés. A ridiculous … Continue reading

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A note about your sending “Thanks!” to Bp. Slattery

I recommended (HERE) that you who attended the Pontifical Mass on 24 April in Washington DC, or who watched it on TV, send Bishop Slattery of Tulsa, the celebrant, a note of thanks via the combox on the blog of … Continue reading

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Paulus Institute: DVD of Pontifical Mass coming

Remember!  If you liked the broadcast of the Pontifical Mass on EWTN, be sure to thank the Paulus Institute. From the Paulus Institute: DVD, Photographs of Pontifical Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine WASHINGTON, … Continue reading

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Recent Posts of Interest

Lest they be missed as they scroll off. The religion of the New York Times, “a hell of a thing” NCR “analysis” of the Pontifical Mass in Washington, DC. Wrong again. The Feeder Feed: new bird!   What’s driving the media … Continue reading

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Vatican Library to digitise 80,000 manuscripts

Did you see this? From Digitised Manuscripts Blog: Vatican Library to digitise 80,000 manuscripts Monsignor Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Library, sent out an "extraordinary" Newsletter 5/2010 on 24 March (see full text as posted by the Evangelical Textual … Continue reading

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The religion of the New York Times, “a hell of a thing”

Long-time readers of WDTPRS have read my constant reference to The New York Times as "Hell’s Bible".  Over the top?  I don’t think so.  I pick up a little support for that nickname from a fascinating column by Kenneth Woodward … Continue reading

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NCR “analysis” of the Pontifical Mass in Washington, DC. Wrong again.

The dissenters of National Catholic Reporter have an analysis piece about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC on 24 Saturday. Included in the body of their piece are some splendid photos.  A redeeming point. Let’s have a look with my … Continue reading

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