Daily Archives: 12 October 2010

Update on E-Mail

I believe I am finally emerging from the email cloud of unknowing.
Gigabyte after gigabyte of email is migrating even as we speak.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 5 Comments

QUAERITUR: Deacon’s choir dress

From a deacon reader:
I assume a permanent deacon’s choir dress would be cassock and
surplice, just like a priest. But if he were to receive communion,
would he bring a diaconal stole and put it on at the appropriate time?
A deacon is … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick | 13 Comments

Ubicumque et semper: New Motu Proprio and new Vatican office

I am reading the new Motu Proprio by Benedict XVI entitled Ubicumque et semper, by which His Holiness established a new dicastery of the Roman Curia: “Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization”.
One might imagine that an English text … Continue reading

Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA | 34 Comments

Card. Rivera: Priests must work to transform society

From CNA:
Cardinal Rivera to priests: Transform society with the light of the Gospel
Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 11, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA).- Mexican priests must resist growing efforts to build a society without the guidance of the Gospel, said Cardinal … Continue reading

Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged | 10 Comments

QUAERITUR: More graces from a High Mass?

From a reader:
I have heard that there are more graces available at a High (EF) Mass
than a Low Mass. Is that true? (I am aware that graces received are
dependent upon one’s being properly disposed and attention during
Mass.)
I would not say … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box | 17 Comments

Dallas, TX: A new church for the old Mass. Fr. Z rants.

Here are some excerpts from a brick by brick success story in Dallas.  From dallasnews.com:
Dallas Diocese’s only Latin Mass church, Mater Dei, celebrates opening of Irving sanctuary
By SAM HODGES / The Dallas Morning News
samhodges@dallasnews.com
Jack Schmidt converted to Catholicism about a … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , | 32 Comments