Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Feeder Feed

I had an odd experience today.
I went out to put more grape jelly in the little cups on the bird feeder apparatus.
As I was doing so, I heard directly behind me – but close – a loud strange ratchety sound, … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA, The Feeder Feed | Tagged | 24 Comments

WDTPRS: Whit Tuesday

According to the older, traditional Roman calendar, today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost.
The octave of Pentecost was lamentably killed off by the cutters and snippers of the Consilium in the post-Conciliar reform of the Roman liturgy. 
Here is … Continue reading

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Posted in WDTPRS | Tagged | 7 Comments

REVIEW: Pope Pius Clock

Mr UPS’s brown truck pulled up today with a big box, wherein I discovered my new Pope Pius clock.
At the time of this writing there have been 12 Popes Pius, handy for the crafting of a clock.
The great Vincenzo, official … Continue reading

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Posted in REVIEWS, SESSIUNCULA | 27 Comments

Footprints

With a biretta tip to Creative Minority Report I share something from the Catholic Cartoon Blog…

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Posted in Lighter fare | 23 Comments

Good news from Phoenix!

A reader alerted me to this nice piece in the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Catholic Sun. 
My attention was directed to the last line of the piece.  Here is some context, with my emphases.

Fr. Paul … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA | 10 Comments

PODCAzT 103: The new translation of the 2nd Eucharistic Prayer; Fr. Z digresses and rants

Today we will compare the lame-duck ICEL version of the 2nd Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and improved translation which we will soon be able to hear in our Churches.
The new translation of the … Continue reading

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Posted in PODCAzT, PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | 25 Comments

Envoy Institute

Take a moment to check this note about Patrick Madrid’s Envoy Institute project.
There are good Catholic publications and projects out there and they need your support.
Participating is a way to help revitalize our Catholic identity and keep a Catholic voice … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers and PENJING REPORT

I want to extend warm thank to readers who have used the donation button or how have sent thing via my amazon wish list.  I am remiss in expressing gratitude.
Among those who have garnered my appreciation are WH, of course, … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 5 Comments

Is this possible?

Really?
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Posted in Just Too Cool | 11 Comments

The Dominican Nuns in Summit, NJ do NOT belong to the LCWR

I have written in the past about the "soap sisters", the fine Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ.   They produce Seignadou Soap.  Good stuff.  I have ordered it for myself and for … Continue reading

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Posted in The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged | 22 Comments

cicindela

Tonight I saw my first cicindela.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

“Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., could you send photos?  Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation.!
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In light of the attacks on Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: Compline for Pentecost (BrevRom)

For the tired brethren…
… no frills Compline.

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Sunday Supper 2 Update posted!

Updates are available for the:
Sunday – Lapin au Saupiquet (Rabbit)!
Many new photos.

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An anecdote from a reader

From a reader:
Hey Father, I wanted to share with you an anecdote from my day at work.  I’m a consultant manager at a department store and my job consists of walking around and assisting customers and getting feedback about our … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity | 68 Comments

Pentecost PODCAzTs

Here are some links to PODCAzT I made in the past having to do with Pentecost.
087 09-06-03 Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected 061 08-05-17 Pope Leo I on a post-Pentecost weekday; Fr. Z rambles not quite aimlessly … Continue reading

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Sunday – Lapin au Saupiquet (Rabbit)

It is Saturday afternoon and preparation of my Sunday meal is underway.  I began yesterday evening.
Based on your feedback …

Lapin au Saupiquet – with the new book
384 49% of all votes

Coniglio in umido – from memory
156 20% of … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z's Kitchen | Tagged , , , | 42 Comments

WDTPRS POLL & QUAERITUR: Do laypeople who use the older Breviary participate in the Church’s prayer?

There is a WDTPRS POLL at the bottom of this entry!
From a reader:
Summorum Pontificum art. 9 sec. 3 explicitly grants ordained clerics the faculty to use the Roman Breviary in force in 1962, but makes no mention of the laity … Continue reading

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Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, POLLS, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , , | 58 Comments

Philadelphia: Pentecost TLM and Churching of Women

From a reader:
There will be two events of note in the coming week at Philadelphia.
This Sunday (Pentecost), before the 12 noon Missa Cantata, there will be a traditional Churching of Women with a recently delivered mother in the parish. This … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, The Campus Telephone Pole | 24 Comments

PRAYERCAzT: 1st Vespers of Pentecost (BrevRom & LitHor)

For the tired brethren bound to say the office…
No frills 1st Vespers for Pentecost Sunday with both the older, traditional Breviarium Romanum and also the newer Liturgia Horarum.  The exception is that with the later, the Liturgia Horarum, I sing … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 9 Comments