Daily Archives: 4 December 2010

WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent (200MR): nasty sticky muck

Lest any “traditional” Catholics think today’s Collect is less valuable because it isn’t old enough, or wasn’t in the 1570 Missale Romanum, it is from 8th century the Gelasian Sacramentary. COLLECT (2002MR): Omnipotens et misericors Deus, in tui occursum Filii … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: unbleached beeswax candles

From a reader: My wife recently completed a course on how to make yellow beeswax candles.  My pastor has indicated he would love to receive them as a donation for requiem Masses, funerals, Tenebrae, All Souls, Good Friday, etc. (we … Continue reading

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US Military Catholic Chaplains: serious concerns

The paucity of priests serving in active duty in the US Military’s Chaplain Corps is nearing disaster. I think there are three active duty priests in the Army in Iraq.  The number of Navy chaplains, who serve the Marine as … Continue reading

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Remarks of prelates concerning marriage.

Biretta tip   o{]:¬)  to my friend the great Fr. Blake, parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton.  He picked up something from the site of John Smeaton, director of Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), which Fr. … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Cincy

In Cincinnati H.E. Most Rev. Dennis Schnurr has undertaken to establish a parish for the Extraordinary Form. Keep in mind that parish priests don’t need permission to establish celebrations of the TLM in their parishes, but only a bishop can … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: different bird

I believe I have a new older-comer to the feeder today.  I happened to look up and spotted a less-familiar creature. But first, a glimpse at FINCH MADNESS. There are various finches feeding in a frenzy these days. House finches … Continue reading

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