Daily Archives: 30 May 2010

Do you get this?

Am I simple and unsophisticated, or is this authentically daft? From the "arts" section of Hell’s Bible… 700-Hour Silent Opera Reaches Finale at MoMA At 5 p.m. Monday the longest piece of performance art on record, and certainly the one … Continue reading

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Problems in the seminary at Maynooth, Ireland

I received a note from a Irish priest friend about articles in the Irish Daily Mail concerning problems at the seminary in Maynooth.  I had planned to write about it, but others have done some of the heavy lifting already. … Continue reading

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100 year old Medal of Honor winner dies

Consider that this is Memorial Day weekend. With a biretta tip to Sancte Pater this from the San Diego Union Tribune. John Finn, hero at Pearl Harbor, dies at 100 Ex-sailor was oldest living Medal of Honor recipient By Blanca … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper – 3

On Sundays people should, if they can, get together for a nice meal, something a little different. I didn’t poll on this one, because I knew what I was going to make. It was time to crack, once again, Julia … Continue reading

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4-12 June – NYC

I will be in NYC from Friday 4 June until Saturday 12 June. On the evening of Friday 4 June I will have the 6:30 pm Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at Holy Innocents. On 11 June I will … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: 2nd Vespers of Trinity Sunday (Breviarum Romanum)

Vor the tired brethren…. Vespers from the older, traditional form of the Office. No frills… well most of it is no frills…. I sing the hymn, Magnificat antiphon and Magnificat. It is a feast, after all, and the liturgical (if … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 104: A glimpse of heaven, “the Love that moves the sun and other stars”

No eye has seen and no ear has heard what God has prepared for those who attain the bliss of heaven. Christ has won for us the most precious gift of all: membership in the Kingdom of God. It is … Continue reading

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In The Wild: Say The Black – Do The Red coffee mug – and a PROBLEM

From a reader…. it is clearly peony season! One of these would be perfect for new priests. … older priests too, come to think of it. Ah peonies….  in the back yard of one of the many places I lived … Continue reading

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Check out the latest New Jesuit Review

The new issue of New Jesuit Review is available and there are good articles in it.  Lessongs from Matteo Ricci for the Presentby Fr. David A. Brown, SJ Ignatian Obedience in the Light of the Spiritual Exercisesby Fr. Andrew Garcia, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to give a priest after a wedding?

From a reader: Help, my daughters wedding was yesterday and I was stuck, what is an appropriate tip or gratuity for the our parish Priest, besides what the parish charges, 20 50 100 I’m lost. After the Mass I just … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What do about about a liturgical abuse in the Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader: I was at Mass today. It was a First Holy Communion. There were many things that were obviously not right, but one thing stood above the rest of the usual novelties and abuses. It was the Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Please pray for David, who died recently.

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