Daily Archives: 14 June 2010

Liturgy: peering into the Heart of Jesus

Benedict XVI is guiding us to a healthier vision of the Church’s doctrine, history, public worship and our very identity as Catholics.
There can be no authentic change for a better future without continuity with our past.
I have often … Continue reading

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A few more photos from the Pontifical Mass in NYC

The site The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny features some fine photos of the Pontifical Mass at the Throne offered the other night for the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  More here.
Most Rev. Francois Gayot, Archbishop Emeritus of Cap-Haitien, … Continue reading

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Closed: St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC

I happened tonight on the way home from supper (yes, Chinese) to walk past the remnants of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.
There are now no Catholic hospitals in Manhattan. And there is no level one hospital in this area. … Continue reading

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“Oremus Pro Pontifice” stuff and store

REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., or any other Z-stuff – could you send photos?  Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation.!
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QUAERITUR: Can instituted acolytes wear the biretta?

From a reader:
I am trying to determine who may wear the biretta during Mass.
It is clear that clergy (deacons, priests & bishops) wear the biretta.
Seminarians also wear the biretta, though I have not found any specific provision for this use.
My … Continue reading

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Hyundai removes blasphemous World Cup commercial

You have seen the kerfuffle about the Hyundai / FIFA ad for the ongoing World Cup, which – in a blasphemous manner – portrayed the fervor of some soccer fans as being religious.
I received an notice from a reader about … Continue reading

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Pew Study: MSM focus on allegations against Pope Benedict

I picked this us from Just B16.
Media dwelt on allegations against the Pope—Pew study
by Carolyn Moynihan 14 Jun 2010
Americans might find it difficult to believe but a Pew Research Center analysis of the media coverage of the recent clergy … Continue reading

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