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 and hosts … 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 sin, … 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 on Nov. 7 … 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 their
cassock, and … 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 … 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 madura cuando deja … 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 religious), … Continue reading

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