Daily Archives: 3 December 2010

PRAYERCAzT 30: 3 tones of the Christmas Preface (1962MR)

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the three tones of the Preface for Christmas in the 1962 Missale Romanum and the 2002MR as well. I don’t speak them this time.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Nuptial blessing during a TLM

From a reader: For a traditional Latin Solemn High Nuptial Mass with three priests, are there any known restrictions on which priest may administer the nuptial blessing, and which priest may deliver the homily? In other words, may the priest … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s speechwriter makes anti-Catholic joke

This is the sort of person Pres. Obama chooses for his speech writing staff.  Now we will have to wait to see what POTUS does about this. From The Catholic League: OBAMA SPEECHWRITER’S IDEA OF COMEDY The winner at last … Continue reading

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Friday Penances: a Catholic practice or not?

Last March, in the wake of sexual abuse of children by clergy, Benedict XVI wrote a pastoral letter to the people of Ireland.  He asked the Church in Ireland to do penance, especially on Fridays. One of the practices that … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee… and your good news

This morning I trotted out my “French Press” coffee maker for a change of pace.  Well… not so much of a change of pace, since at the rectory in England this is how we had coffee everyday.  I think this … Continue reading

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