Daily Archives: 24 October 2010

APNews: “Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters”

From Townhall comes this:
Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters
Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it’s not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs … Continue reading

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Some critics of the new translations: “radioactively cynical”

Over at First Things Fr. Rutler has some comments about the new translation and liturgy in general.
Here are a few excerpts. We join him in medias res with my emphases and sinographs:
Publicly owned corporations are more accountable to their shareholders … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Old Rituale Romanum and “churching” of women

From a deacon:
May God Bless you for your work. I will be traveling home for
Thanksgiving break to Baptize my twin brother’s newborn son. He and
his wife are faithful, traditional Catholics. I was wondering if it is
still possible to celebrate for … Continue reading

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The 2012 Synod of Bishop will focus on…

From CNS comes this news.  Woo hoo.
Next synod theme: New evangelization
October 24, 2010 by John Thavis
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict announced today that he’s chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.
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POLL: Halloween costumes in church next Sunday at Mass

DO YOU HAVE A BLOG?  Please link!  Let’s get a strong participation in this poll and discussion.
A priest reader sent a suggestion for a WDTPRS POLL.
Next Sunday coincides with the Eve of All Hallows.  A “hallow” is an old word … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost – the curial cage match

This week’s Collect is an ancient prayer, found in the 9th century Liber sacramentorum Augustodunensis (Augustodunum is the ancient Roman name for Autun, France) on the 25th Sunday after the Octave of Pentecost.  It was also in what is coming … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Masses for dead Protestants

From a reader:
I was reading your post regarding “Masses for things instead of for people”. I remeber reading The Prophecies of Anne Catherine Emmerich, and reading this: ‘more Protestant souls stayed in Purgatory the longest not because they were worse … Continue reading

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