Monthly Archives: May 2010

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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The past is past, the future is perfect… perfect game #20

When ever I go to a ball game, or turn on a ball game… that by default that is of course baseball… I always thing… maybe this time… who knows…. Will I see an unassisted triple play?Will I see the … Continue reading

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Oremus Pro Pontifice – Let us Pray for the Pope

From the the Enchiridion of Indulgences, #25: A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice): V. Let … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: 1st Vespers & Compline – Trinity Sunday (Breviarum Romanum)

No frills 1st Vespers with the Breviarium Romanum for the tired brethren. And Compline.

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WDTPRS: Trinity Sunday

At the end of Holy Mass this morning I noted the simple but weighty rubric: Post Missam expirat tempus paschale. We have come back around to the Tempus per annum. But we don’t go green quite yet.  Sunday is Trinity … Continue reading

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Priests v. Satan: the abortion industry’s public acts of anti-Catholic hate speech

Excuse the profanity in the images included with the following.  It is necessary to know what what drives those behind the culture of death (hint: the Enemy of the soul). From the Pro-Life Corner: Rockford Abortion Mill Continues Vicious Attacks … Continue reading

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Being “judgmental”. Fr. Finigan hits for six!

My friend His Hermeneuticalness has hit for six. Here is a sample.  But definitely go over to his place and spike his stats even while reading the rest of this excellent entry. My emphases and comments:     Judge not, that … Continue reading

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SHOCK! A Cardinal is pro-life!

I got to know Marc Card. Ouellet in Rome.  He is a stand up guy. So, I tuned in when I saw this from CWN: Cardinal Marc Ouellet expressed astonishment at the reaction to his recent statement that abortion is … Continue reading

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Of rotted fish juice lunch and of gardens and of feeders

I want to thank EC of NY for lunch today.  EC of NY sent some garum… yes… garum.  I have written about garum several times (check here and here.), but most recently in the form of colatura, a super concentrated … Continue reading

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Of irony and impeachment – wherein Fr. Z makes some observations

I understand that The White House’s Rahm Emanuel asked former President Clinton to give the pitch about a job to Rep. Sestak… drop out of the Pennsylvania primary race in exchange for a job in the administration. This comes from … Continue reading

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Sestack and the “job offer”

This is really interesting: PENN AG TOM CORBETT SHOULD EMPANEL GRAND JURY IN SESTAK AFFAIRBy Dick Morris05.27.2010 By Dick Morris and Judge Andrew Napolitano With a Democratic Attorney General in Washington, a Democratic president, and both houses of Congress solidly … Continue reading

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Mass intention reminder

As I mentioned several days ago, I will say Mass tomorrow, Friday in the Octave of Pentecost for those who follow the traditional calendar, for the intention of those benefactors who have sent donations and used the wish list. It … Continue reading

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Congo paraplegic band

I love this story: Congo paraplegic band rocks around the worldFrom Neil Curry CNN Cannes, France (CNN) — A group of disabled Congolese musicians could soon become a global sensation after an acclaimed documentary about the group was shown at … Continue reading

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Receiving Communion: “the turf the devil does not want to give up without a fight”

I am always enheartened when a find a parish where large percentages of the congregation receive Holy Communion on the tongue directly, and even more when kneeling. In his entry, Fr. Heliman first presents a Youtube of Bp. Morlino preaching, … Continue reading

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