Daily Archives: 15 October 2010

Wherein Fr. Z asks a question, directed especially at bishops.

Under another entry, in a comment, a participant here raised an interesting question.
Many of us Latin Mass attendees have boys who also have affection for the “Beauty” of the Latin Mass … , and many of these young men are … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, I'm just askin'..., New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | 38 Comments

October Horse and Noble Horse, from Ancient Rome to Ancient China

I was reminded by roguecatholicism that today is the Idea of October and therefore the day for a different sort of Oktoberfest, the ancient Roman rite of the “October Horse”.
Rite of the ‘October Horse’ — one of the many rituals … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, On the road, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Fr. Farfaglia is surprised! Fr. Z offers solace and some observations.

The other day I posted about a piece by Fr. James Farfaglia, a sensible Catholic priest and no liberal, who shared thoughts about his love for the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.   He rambled a little and left an … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Lighter fare, Linking Back, Mail from priests | Tagged | 62 Comments

Archbp. Celli on ‘pastoral conversion’ on new media. Fr. Z rants.

From CNA comes this, with my emphases.
Vatican official calls for ‘pastoral conversion’ on new media
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2010 / 09:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church must intensify its presence in today’s “digital culture,” Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , | 5 Comments

QUAERITUR: Communion for non-Catholics in a nursing home

From a reader:
A good friend of mine recently put her father in an Alzheimer’s day
care facility at a local Catholic nursing home. Each day a deacon
comes to the nursing home, holds a Communion service, and distributes Holy Communion to anyone … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Our Catholic Identity | 23 Comments

When Biases Trump Brains II – Lisa Miller stumbles again

Lisa Miller is exactly what Newsweek wants in a religion writer.  She is a liberal anti-Catholic and not terribly well prepared to write about her topics.  In other words, she’ll lead similarly prepared readers to exactly the right – that … Continue reading

Posted in Biased Media Coverage, The Drill, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , | 15 Comments