Daily Archives: 3 June 2010

QUAERITUR: clerics fulfilling office obligation with older Office in vernacular

From a priest reader: I’m a priest and religious and I’ve wanted to pray the psalter in the traditional way for a long time and while clearing out our library I came across a Breviary in English from 1964, an … Continue reading

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Remember!  The final 1st Thursday in Year for Priests. In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a … Continue reading

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Pope will proclaim St. Jean Vianney as Patron of all Priests

From CNA: Rome, Italy, Jun 2, 2010 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for Clergy has revealed significant details about the upcoming International Meeting of Priests that will be held in Rome next week. A Wednesday statement from the … Continue reading

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Request for prayers

In your kindness will you be please say a prayer for an intention?

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Bishop stabbed to death in Turkey – RIP

Pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Luigi Padovese, the Apostolic Vicar in Anatolia in Turkey who was stabbed to death in in his home in Iskenderun in southern Turkey. AP reports that the detained suspect is the … Continue reading

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An ump’s really bad call wrecks a perfect game – POLL

You know the cliché that it ain’t over ’till it’s over, don’t you. Here is a perfect example. A perfect game was wrecked yesterday, but not by a player. A 22-year vet umpire made an astonishingly bad call on the … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: jelly issue

It has been a while since I have shared any of the guests at the feeder. It is amazing how many species are digging into the grape jelly which I put out for the orioles. I should buy this stuff … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: flying a papal flag

From a reader: The Feast of Sts Peter and Paul is coming up this month which prompted me to order a Papal Flag to fly on that occasion.  What is the custom for flying the flag throughout the year?  Every … Continue reading

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A sense of the sacred

A reader sent me a a quote from Alice von Hildebrand’s Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion which is out of print: “Not only is the quality of sacredness a mark of all religions, but it is so essential to … Continue reading

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