Daily Archives: 13 September 2010

An Alarming Development near… The Vortex

I was alarmed today to see an article in the National Catholic Fishwrap… Reporter  … wait for it and put down your freshly brewed Mystic Monk Coffee…
… praising His Excellency Bp. Robert Finn of Kansas City-Joseph.
Alarming indeed.
I wondered: Did … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do priests consecrate everything on altar? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
Prior to the consecration, the altar servers are negligent in removing everything extraneous from the altar.  They have left the cruet of water on the altar, and more importantly, the carafe from which the wine was poured.  The … Continue reading

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Overcome idolatry in life by kneeling at during Mass

From the gentlemanly Sandro Magister.
I love the opening salvo.
This splendid article reminds me of a story told by a priest friend about a very high American prelate.  On visiting his seminary, the prelate noted that no one was kneeling … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can the pastor tell the assistant what to preach?

From a reader:
I am newly ordained.  An issue has arisen between myself and my Pastor, and you could say, a small number of vocal parishioners. [Imagine my surprise.] It appears as though I am too orthodox for them and one … Continue reading

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Bp. Hubbard attends Solemn TLM

I received note of this from a reader.
This is for your brick by brick file.
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Visits St. Joseph’s Parish, Troy, NY
September 2010 marked the third anniversary of the promulgation of the Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum. In the … Continue reading

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Your good news

Do you have some good news to report?
I, for one, had a great weekend with the company of good friends.  Sunday’s Mass at Manhattan’s Holy Innocents (37th near Broadway) was splendid: Missa Cantata with music by Ockegham.  Met some nice … Continue reading

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