Daily Archives: 28 September 2010


You have read about… … The Vortex. I have wondered where things go, if they are pulled into the Vortex and can’t get out. I wonder. Look at this portentous photo from Astronomy Pic of the Day. This is a … Continue reading

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Card. DiNardo on upcoming Respect Life Month

From CNA: USCCB pro-life chairman issues statement on upcoming Respect Life month Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2010 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston issued a statement … Continue reading

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BLOG RENEWAL / POLL: Speed… again

I have been receiving mixed feedback about the speed with which the blog now loads for people. Let’s try this again, with a poll. Please pick the best answer and then give your observations about the speed of the blog … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 20 Comments

QUAERITUR: The “sign of peace” is optional?!? Can I opt out?

From a reader: Wait, the sign of peace is an option, not a requirement?!?! How did I not know this? Am I bound by obedience to participate if the priest uses this option? Can I decline the invitation? The so-called … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged | 64 Comments

QUAERITUR: Everyone must stand until distribution of Communion is over

From a reader: Our last pastor decided we should all stand up before the Great Amen (going so far as to pause the Mass until all were standing -and some peoples refusal to stand became a horrible distraction and battle … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | 41 Comments

QUAERITUR: Using the orginal “main” altar rather than the “table”

From a seminarian reader: My present church is thinking on having a EF Mass as well as a Versus Deus [Deum] OF Mass. The Original High Altar is still in place with the Tabernacle. There is however a smaller “fixed” … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Gathering around the altar at school Mass

From a reader: It was announced during our school Mass today, by the associate here at the parish where I teach, that henceforth, whatever class has “planned” the school Mass each week will be invited to gather around the altar … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | 10 Comments

QUAERITUR: Can bishops forbid pastors to add a TLM to the schedule

I have of late received more than one email from readers with similar questions. In effect, they have asked if diocesan bishops can forbid pastors to add a Traditional Latin Mass to the Sunday Mass schedule, or if the local … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged | 30 Comments