Monthly Archives: September 2010

QUAERITUR: Can phrase on USCCB website be used against “ad orientem” worship?

From a seminarian: I … have recently had some discussions with others in the house about implementing ad orientem style of the Mass. I think that the rubrics are very clear in assuming that the Mass is said ad orientem, … Continue reading

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2012 … Into the heart of darkness?

A few days back the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, posted a blurb that the Holy Father might visit Ireland in 2012. Now I read on CNA: Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

I haven’t posted much from the feeder, these days. Right now the baby Goldfinches are buzzing around, making noises like squeaky-toys and incessantly following their parents.   They flap their wings, squeak, and beg. More begging action. A large flock of … Continue reading

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Theme for 2011 World Day of Social Communications

From VIS: THEME FOR WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the theme chosen by the Pope for the forty-fifth World Day of Social Communications: “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life … Continue reading

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Tutorial videos of the new chants for Mass in the Corrected Translation

My friend Mr. Jeffrey Tucker has posted on his blog, Chant Cafe, videos with audio of new chants for the Novus Ordo in English according to the upcoming corrected translation.  These are intended as tutorials. Some people are claiming that … Continue reading

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Bp. Aquila (D. Fargo) leads procession to abortion clinic

From CNA: North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests Fargo, N.D., Sep 29, 2010 / 12:51 am (CNA).- In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over … Continue reading

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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

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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

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