Daily Archives: 17 December 2010

Movie time!

I have on a beautiful movie, Le Château de Ma Mère, “My Mother’s Castle”, sequel to La Gloire de Mon Père, “My Father’s Glory” (which I watched last night).  These are made from the book of Marcel Pagnol about his … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka for the TLM goers in Honolulu

For your Brick by Brick file… H.E. Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu has “increased recognition” for the use of the pre-Conciliar books for Mass and sacraments. Of course the use of the traditional forms already have a great … Continue reading

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The O Antiphons: 17 December – O Sapientia

The O Antiphons: 17 December O Sapientia LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. ENGLISH: O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Mass intentions for the living forbidden?

From a reader: Recently, I went to my parish office to make an offering for a Mass to be said for the young daughter of a friend of mine that is recovering from …. The receptionist informed me that the … Continue reading

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Today we begin the final days of Advent, which bring with them the beautiful O Antiphons. Years ago I made a page about these antiphons.  I must update the last couple days, which I will soon. The O Antiphons developed … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When Mass is in an unconsecrate place do you still kneel?

From a reader: Every year we attend a youth conference held in a local hotel. Ever since I can remember, they have everyone stand during Mass. They have even had announcements before the Masses saying that “we will follow the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Snows

From Ironic Catholic comes this image after the latest Minnesota blizzard.

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