Monthly Archives: August 2010

QUAERITUR: In the USA is it against the law to kneel for Communion?

From a reader:
I know this may seem a bit odd, but  I was hoping to get your perspective on the U.S. GIRM 160, which states:  "The norm for reception of holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States is … Continue reading

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How St. Augustine came to be in Hippo

St. Augustine was born and raised in the North African backwater of Thagaste, in what is today northern Algeria.  He studied in Carthage.  He worked and was baptized in Milan.  He returned to Thagaste.
How did he wind up what became … Continue reading

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If you live long enough…

… you’ll see just about everything.
Brick by brick.
I have nothing else worthwhile to add to that.
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QUAERITUR: important kitchen tools

Here is a change of pace.
A reader recently asked me about necessary cooking tools.
Among the several things which more obvious, good bowls are essential. Sturdy, heat resistant and in different sizes.

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Bl. Teresa of Calcutta saved Card. Comastri’s priesthood

From CNA with my emphases:
Cardinal Comastri recounts how Mother Teresa saved his priesthood
Rome, Italy, Aug 26, 2010 / 05:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica remembered at Mass on Thursday how a promise he made … Continue reading

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Anyone having internet problems today?

Earlier today, on and off, I had some real problems with use of the internet.  Some sites wouldn’t load, and others would.  I had particular problems with loading anything from a Google search.
Did you have this experience?  Did something happen … Continue reading

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New “Roman Missal” edition of the “Say The Black – Do The Red” coffee mug!

I just received the very first edition of the Say The Black – Do The Red "New Roman Missal" edition coffee mug.
It is slightly different from the standard edition in that I not only add the obviously added text, I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest roams around to preach

From a reader:
We have a new pastor, and I am trying desperately to acclimatize myself to his liturgical style.  I’m wondering which things I should be concerned about and which I should just deal with.
1. When he give his … Continue reading

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“If you aren’t a conservative by the time you are 40, you don’t have a brain”

My friend The Motley Monk has an interesting insight (me emphases and comments:
Most people surely have heard the aphorism, "If you aren’t a liberal when you are 20, you don’t have a heart….but if you aren’t a conservative by the … Continue reading

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How to deal with frustration

This afternoon I was pretty frustrated, due to blog problems, and also due to a break down in communication with someone.  Therefore, I took my frustrations out on some garden produce.

What to do?  In case of doubt, make pasta.
How about … Continue reading

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