Daily Archives: 10 August 2010

QUAERITUR: “Body of Christ” not “The Body of Christ” because people embody Christ

From a reader:
Our priest informs the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion [Indeed, they are not "Eucharistic Ministers".  In fact, we need to have the discussion of whether they are techincally ministers at all.] of our parish that, henceforth, they are … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence and the Holy Grail

On the Feast of St. Lawrence, I thought you might want to see an old post I wrote some time ago, posted on 26 June 2006, on the chalice some people think might be the Holy Grail:
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Ridi, Pagliaccia! Sr. Kane smiling, through her tears.

National Catholic Fishwrap has published a talk by Sr. Theresa Kane.   It is about what you would expect, a sustained and blinkered whine. 
It never ceases to amaze me that these people can’t see they are galumphing along toward … Continue reading

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A short rant on sacred art and architecture

I was at a conference on sacred music in Rome some years back where something occurred that was both irritating and amusing.
A liberal leaning choir director was going on and on about the sort of music we need for liturgy.  … Continue reading

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The stupidest thing I have read in a long time

On a site called – ironically – The Moderate Voice I saw one of the stupidest things I have ever read.  As a matter of fact, this is the sort of entry that brings well-deserved scorn down on many slapdash … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament targeted for theft from a church

Some years ago I had to stop reserving the Blessed Sacrament at the church I had in Italy because of break ins.  The area is a well-known zone of satanic activity.  There are also many drug users.  These will two … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: a blessed object as a raffle prize

From a reader:
We recently had a bingo at our parish and the main prize for a raffle was a beautiful portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Prior to the bingo, the portrait was blessed by a priest. I know sacramentals … Continue reading

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