Monthly Archives: December 2010

NCR’s very first “Person of the Year”: Sr. Carol Keehan

National Catholic Reporter has named Sr. Carol Keehan as their very first “Person of the Year”.
Even though she was head of the Catholic Health Association, a political lobby group, before 2009 Sr. Keehan was relatively unimportant.
Then Sr. Keehan, as an … Continue reading

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Possible reception of 5 Anglican Bishops, their wives, and 3 Nuns at Westminster Cathedral tomorrow

My friend Fr. John Boyle posted this at his blog Caritas in veritate.  Be sure to visit him for follow up news.

Reception of Five Anglican Bishops, their wives, and three Nuns at Westminster Cathedral tomorrow
I have heard on the grapevine … Continue reading

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1st Vespers with the Holy Father

Pope Benedict will soon (as of the time of this writing) be in the Vatican Basilica for 1st Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, followed by the singing of the Te Deum for the close of this … Continue reading

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Another Vatican website quirk concerning Summorum Pontificum

Under another entry in the combox, our friend iPadre pointed out that, at the time of this writing. on the Vatican website, the Supreme Pontiff’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is still provided only in
Latin and Hungarian.

Languages equally comprehensible to liberals.
Does … Continue reading

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Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”: Rubrics of Breviary and Missal

The Vatican website’s OCR copy of AAS 52 has blank pages for pp. 593-740.
John XXIII’s new code of rubrics, “Rubricae breviarii et missalis Romani,” is on pp. 622-42.
Those inclined to look for conspiracies might wonder whether someone were withholding this key resource … Continue reading

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Kathryn Jean Lopez on MTV’s pro-teen abortion reality show

Kathryn Jean Lopez has a new article on the disturbing special run on MTV
(aka evil media sewer) earlier this week, in which a young woman from the reality TV show 16 and Pregnant decides to have an abortion, and MTV’s … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I continue to be an Extraordinary Minister of Communion?

From a reader asked a question about the post I made about the document Ecclesia de mysterio, which among other things requires that we avoid using Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to often or in too many numbers when circumstances don’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ember Days with the Novus Ordo

From a reader:
I was wondering if you could help me out. Are Ember days optional in the Pauline Mass? I ask because a friend of mine says hat they have been done away with in the Pauline Mass because they’re … Continue reading

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You say “wherever” and I say “everywhere”…

Documents from the Holy See were, once upon a time, composed in Latin.  They tended to be clear and concise.  Then things changed, with unfortunate results.  Document over the last couple decades have sometimes been murky and often been far … Continue reading

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New Vatican laws for Vatican finances

Did you notice that Benedict XVI created a new “internal affairs” unit prevent problems with the Holy See’s finances, both internal and external?
There is a story on CNS which covers this better than I can.
I did note, however, that the … Continue reading

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