Daily Archives: 6 October 2010

QUAERITUR: Priest looking for online Ordo for Extraordinary Form

From a priest reader:
Thank you for the work you do on your blog. I appreciate your wise counsels and good advice and of course your humor. Above all, however, I appreciate your fidelity to to the truth and the courage … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can bishops use gloves, buskins in Novus Ordo?

From a reader:
I saw a picture that His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul, wore pontifical gloves in Solemn Masses. Even though some mainland China bishops are wearing gloves as well, not only the celebrant but all bishop … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: beautiful sacrament certificates

Not too long ago I visited Loome’s Theological Booksellers in Stillwater, MN.  What a place.
While I was there I saw many framed sacramental certificates from yesteryear… beautiful things, colored and pious and important.
It occurred to me then that those certificates … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I attend homosexual couple’s “baby shower”

From a reader:
My wife and I are working hard to follow Church teachings and obey our Lord. I have not been able to find a local priest that is orthodox in Church teachings. We therefore hope you can help us … Continue reading

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Catholic univ. students defy Church, Archbp. Nienstedt over homosexuality

Skirmishers are circling in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  At issue is the legalization of unnatural, same-sex “marriage”.
Archbp. Nienstedt undertook with the help of lay people to send to Catholics in Minnesota 400K DVDs.  The Archbishop is exercising … Continue reading

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“‘Twas the last week the swallow would remain — “

Yesterday evening I had a bit of a stroll, and I noticed that there were quite a few more swallows about.  They darted and swooped, but mostly, and this was a bit odd, they also roosted a bit in tree … Continue reading

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Anna Arco on blogs and their contribution

The lovely and persistent Anna Arco, feature writer for The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, recently gave an intervention at a conference in Rome concerning tools of social communication.
Here are a few salient points from her talk:
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This year, … Continue reading

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ITE GEMINI!

I will be, of all places, in NYC for the the glorious defeat of the over-paid Yankees by the noble Twins of Minnesota.
GO TWINS.
And while you are watching the game why not enjoy some …
[CUE MUSIC]
Mystic Monk Coffee!
When you’ve had … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: shirt collar showing over cassock collar

From a reader:
Should altar servers (who wear cassocks) have “street clothes”
sticking up over the collar of their cassock?
I would argue that according to GIRM 336 that if clothes must be covered when wearing an alb, then it would follow that … Continue reading

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