Monthly Archives: October 2010

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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Bishop assaulted in Canada

I suspect this sort of thing is going to happen more and more frequently.
From CBC:
B.C. bishop severely beaten
One person is in custody after the Roman Catholic bishop of Kamloops, B.C., was severely beaten at the city’s cathedral.
RCMP were called to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Late evening Sunday Masses

From a reader:
Several churches in my area hold Sunday Mass in the evening, in addition to in the morning. Is it permissible to attend these Masses if we cannot make morning Mass, or is it even permissible to hold Mass … Continue reading

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Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Napolitano doesn’t volunteer

From the NY Daily News:
Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Homeland Security Sect. Janet Napolitano doesn’t volunteer
BY Christina Boyle
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Airline passengers might want to consider a trip to the gym before heading to the airport now that high-tech … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Masses for things instead of for people

From a reader:
Father, is it appropriate for a person to ask a priest to offer Mass for a non-human intention, like “for a bountiful harvest” or “for good weather”? Canon law says (c. 901) that a priest can offer Mass … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “In His will is our peace.”

In Canto III of the Paradiso of the Divine Comedy the poet Dante is in the Heaven of the Moon. He encounters the soul of Piccarda. Dante queries her about the happiness of the blessed in heaven wondering if somehow, even in heaven, souls might be disappointed that they do not have a higher place in celestial realm.

In response Piccarda utters one of the greatest phrases ever penned and or recited (l. 85): Continue reading

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Fun internet retro-ads for internet stuff

I picked this up from His Hermeneuticalness Fr. Finigan, whom I wish would turn on his Skype more often.

Retronaut images

A little fun for Saturday. A correspondent kindly sent me a link to these clever Anachronistic Internet Ads.
Have a look at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: decree about excommunications of SSPX bishops

I have received several emails asking about the juridical effect of the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops in January 2009.
Some are saying that the decree means that there never were excommunications in the first place, some are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bishop requiring exclusive use of the Extraordinary Form

From a reader:
I have a purely hypothetical question. I know all priests may say the
Extraordinary Form of the Mass without special permission of their
bishops (i.e. It is up to the priest if he wishes to say it), but
would it be … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Requiem on Sunday

From a reader:
Father, is it ever allowed in the Extraordinary Form that a Requiem
Mass be celebrated on a Sunday?
Perhaps for a private Mass.  If I, for example, were to learn of the death of a friend, I wouldn’t hesitate to … Continue reading

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Some recent posts of interest

Some recent posts of interest:

The Pope’s hinge-men: a proposal about cardinals.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us!
Anglican Archbp. Williams wants a joint commission to oversee Anglican conversions
BLOG RENEWAL: mobile theme
QUAERITUR: Is the SSPX just being stubborn?
A really old thing!
NPR fired … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SUPPER: Monday Edition

For this week’s Sunday Supper, I will on Sunday be making supper for 8 on Monday.   Is that how to put it?  The making is on Sunday, with prep on Saturday, while the eating will be on Monday.
It is my … Continue reading

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The Pope’s hinge-men: a proposal about cardinals.

A great deal hinges on the naming of cardinals.  The very word comes from Latin cardo, “hinge”.  Cardinals are the Pope’s hingemen.
Phil Lawler made a proposal about the naming of new cardinals.  Here is a key passage.
Rather than appointing the … Continue reading

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Will the tables turn?

Have any of you seen this video ad from a group called Citizens Against Government Waste?

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Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us!

Today is the Feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, martyrs!  Hurray!
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us in our time of political correctness run amok.  Intercede for us in this time of fear and tension.   Ask God to grant us … Continue reading

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Anglican Archbp. Williams wants a joint commission to oversee Anglican conversions

A reader alerted me to the following story from the Telegraph:
Archbishop of Canterbury moves to flush out Anglicans plotting to defect to Rome
The Archbishop of Canterbury moved last night to counter secret plotting [!] among disaffected Anglicans who are planning … Continue reading

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BLOG RENEWAL: mobile theme

I have had a few notes from readers complaining about the mobile theme view of the blog.
I have tried a couple different solutions in the last month.  For the most part, they work pretty well for me.
I am willing to … Continue reading

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Followers of Fr. Feeney recently reconciled!

A reader alerted me this.  It is significant enough to let everyone know about it. This is from 14 October!
For your Brick by Brick file.

All friends and supporters of Saint Benedict Center are hereby informed that Father David Phillipson has … Continue reading

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