Daily Archives: 9 June 2010

A priest’s reflection on hearing the new translation of the Roman Missal

There are some priests and even bishops out there exhibiting their very best petulance about the new translation of the Roman Missal which will soon – and not too soon – replace the lame-duck translation now in use.  I think … Continue reading

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Prince Charles the environmentalist: “Follow the Islamic way to save the world”

A reader alerted me to his wacky tale from the Daily Mail. My emphases and comments: ‘Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’ Prince Charles urges environmentalists By Rebecca EnglishLast updated at 5:45 PM on 9th June 2010 Prince … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: mixed choir in cassock and surplice

From a reader: Perhaps you have already addressed this question somewhere, but as a choir director myself, I was bothered by something I saw on Corpus Christi. In the midst of a trip away from home, I was worshiping at a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: girls serving at Traditional Latin Masses

Under another entry there is a discussion about the possibility or the propriety of girls serving Holy Mass in the older, traditional Roman Rite, the Extraordinary Form, hereafter TLM (Traditional Latin Mass). I mused that I thought most traditionalists would … Continue reading

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Will Benedict XVI himself celebrate a TLM? Not right now, apparently.

Via our friends at Rorate we read comments of the papal Master of Ceremonies, Msgr. Guido Marini. Msgr. Marini commented on something many people wonder about: Will Benedict XVI celebrate the traditional Roman Rite in public? According to Rome Reports … Continue reading

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Readers were asking about another NYC-Manhattan Blognic. Here’s the scoop.  My only possibility is tonight, this evening, Wednesday evening.  Anyone interested could meet at Annie Moore‘s between 5:30-7:00.  Since this comes a little late, sorry, you might also take a … Continue reading

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Priestly culinary accomplishments: Un panino di burro arachidi…

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  I found this over at Young Fogeys, where Fr. Jay Toborowsky reigns supreme. My emphases and comments. In the life of a parish Priest (especially when you live … Continue reading

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NYC: 11 June Pontifical TLM and Conference for Sacred Heart and Year of Priests

For those of you in the NYC area: PONTIFICAL MASS FOR THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART MARKS THE END OF ‘YEAR FOR PRIESTS’ New York, N.Y., June 8 – As Pope Benedict XVI’s “Year for Priests” comes to a … Continue reading

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More on the killing of Bp. Padovese

The strange case of the assassination of Bp. Luigi Padovese in Turkey,  – by his Muslim driver – becomes curiouser and curiouser. Bp. Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia and President of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference, was stabbed eight time by … Continue reading

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Bagel Breakfast

My Manhattan bagel research continues. This morning I headed off to Murray’s Bagels on 8th between 23rd and 22nd. A great old-fashioned interior. Upon entrance you are assured that the bagels, but only the bagels, are Kosher. Murray’s does not … Continue reading

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