Daily Archives: 2 November 2010

MUGS GONE WILD! This time MAGNET gone wild!

I love emails with photos of WDTPRS stuff, coffee mugs and other swag… in the wild. A seminarian reader sent a note: Hi Father, I thought you’d appreciate this. This is on the…wait for it…”liturgy fridge” that has the wine … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “free from attachment to sin” for plenary indulgence

Several readers have asked along these lines: To get a plenary indulgence we have to be completely detached from sin, affection for sin, even venial sins.  Since only Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother were perfectly free from attachment to … Continue reading

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Stephen Maturin would be delighted

Which it is great news. From CNA: Pope’s first words in Barcelona to be in Catalan Rome, Italy, Nov 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The first official words pronounced by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Barcelona … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “bishops in soutanes with big, gaudy riiiiiiings”

We now shift away from the less important issues – salvation outside the Church and American exceptionalism – to focus on something of momentous significance. From a reader: At times I have seen priests wearing a short black cape over … Continue reading

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All Souls – Manhattan – Solemn TLM tonight

There will be a Solemn Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum at Holy Innocents in Manhattan (near 37th and Broadway) for All Souls, Tuesday – election day – 2 November at 6 PM.  The choir will sing Morales’ Missa pro … Continue reading

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Politics and maturity

From the indefatigable Laudator: Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994), Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección (Bogotá: Villegas Editores, 2001), p. 248 (tr. by Stephen at Don Colacho’s Aphorisms): Man matures when he stops believing that politics solves his problems. El hombre … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL about your intentions for the US midterm elections

Here is a WDTPRS poll intended for US citizens. Given the way soon-to-be Card. Burke has been subjected to anti-Catholic reporting in the mainstream press (USAToday) and how he has been derided by the NCR (blog of a dissident woman … Continue reading

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