Daily Archives: 16 August 2010

QUAERITUR: Pastor tells me, a deacon, to omit dalmatic on weekdays

From a reader:
I am a transitional deacon on pastoral placement.  Please include me in your prayers for thorough preparation for the priesthood.  [Will do.] The Parish Priest has said that I should not wear the dalmatic for weekday Masses.  When … Continue reading

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Richard McBrien’s latest: pure gift

Imagine this if you can… but I saw something a little weird in Richard McBrien’s most recent blurb in the National Catholic Fishwrap.
McBrien’s piece is about Popes of the 20th Century! 
As you might guess, he points out their deficiencies.
Highlights:

Leo … Continue reading

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A counter-proposal for the Mosque at Ground Zero

I have been following the debate over the building of a mosque at Ground Zero in Manhattan.
I have a counter proposal.
Let us build a chapel dedicated to Sts. Nunilo and Alodia next to the mosque.
Saints Nunilo and … Continue reading

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Sister Act

I read the National Catholic Fishwrap piece about the change of sisterly presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
They had their rite of farewelling and leadershiping for the outgoing prez.
What the hell is this?  Star Trek?

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QUAERITUR: bishop won’t allow choir to be in choir loft

From a reader:
Our priest wanted to move the choir loft into the open attic space at the back of our church (over the narthex), [the logical place for a choir loft] but he said the bishop would not let him … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed and a saint who couldn’t stand another saint

I haven’t posted anything about the feeder activity lately.
Here is an action shot!
This Blue Jay does not like the other flying competition.

Mr. Indigo Bunting likes millet.

A nice shot of a young female Oriole.  Most of … Continue reading

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16 August: St. Joachim (1962MR)

Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of St. Joachim, father of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
St. Joachim’s name in Hebrew (יְהוֹיָקִים) means "he whom YHWH has set up".
His feast was not in the 1570 Missale Romanum. It was … Continue reading

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