Daily Archives: 27 December 2010

The right to bear arms… and fill the freezer.

Even if Admiral Yamamoto didn’t actually say this, it is nevertheless true.  Se non è vero, è ben trovato:
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
I received this amusing piece via … Continue reading

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Smells and bells and sights and sounds and snow

Yesterday, we had a beautiful solemn TLM at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, the undersigned as celebrant.  Here is a brief sample.  I set up my little camera on a ledge pointed toward the altar just to see what might happen.


After … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Which ’62 altar missal should I buy?

From a priest reader:
Fr. Z, I’ve decided to take the plunge and use my Christmas money to
buy a 1962 Missale Romanum for the altar, so I can get up to speed on the EF in the next year. Any thoughts … Continue reading

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Tornielli on Protestant Traditionalists

Beyond the interview with Card. Canizares, Andrea Tornielli added a rather explosive entry to his blog:  The Liturgy and Traditionalist Protestantism.  (My translation.)
Let’s just say it: many (or some, or few, you decide) traditionalists do not love Pope Benedict’s hermeneutic … Continue reading

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Interview with Card. Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship

The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has an interview in Il Giornale with the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, His Eminence Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera.   The article is entitled: “Basta con la messa creativa, in chiesa silenzio e preghiera… Enough … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest switches from incense censer to a bowl

From a reader:
Our pastor has stopped using the traditional censer at
Solemn Masses (of which he has very few –only the highest of feasts)
in favor of using a free-standing incense bowl that he places in front
of the altar of sacrifice. The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest in track suit for sacraments

From a reader:
Well.. a priest I know of, turned up late for a baptism and didn’t
vest before baptising this baby, he stayed in the tracksuit he was
wearing…and also he does not wear a stole while hearing confessions
at all. Im no … Continue reading

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