Monthly Archives: December 2010

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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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“Here’s a fun game! Let’s grab the veil!”

As you know, on Sunday’s – if I can – I like to visit a nice museum if possible while traveling. On this snowy snowy New York Sunday afternoon, a priest friend and I made our way to the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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What the Military Must Learn from the Church

From the National Catholic Register with some editing and my emphases and comments. While the consequences of abolishing Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell for the military is of great interest, for WDTPRS Mr. Drake’s comments on what homosexuality does to … Continue reading

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WaPo, by indirection, finds direction out.

From WaPo‘s On Faith…  with my emphases and comments. Pope’s master of liturgy helps Benedict restore traditions By Jason Horowitz Washington Post Staff Writer IN ROME On a rainy Christmas Eve, Pope Benedict XVI followed a procession of Swiss guards, … Continue reading

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Brick by Cincinnati Brick

Here is a brick by brick piece in the Cincinatti Enquirer. Catholic group looks to form Latin parish The first time Ashley Paver stepped into St. Mark’s Church in Evanston, he knew he’d found the right place. The tile mosaics, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas everyone!

There is time for the complicated, and there is time for the simple. Tonight we celebrate the moment in history when our God, entirely transcendent, lowered Himself to take our human nature into a bond with his divine nature that … Continue reading

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Papal Midnight Mass with no Communion in the hand

I was not able to watch all of the Papal Mass in the Vatican Basilica, but I have started to get interesting emails about something people noticed. Among them was this email from a priest in Rome: In a change … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for 1st Mass of Christmas: Really and truly!

Here is the Holy Father’s Sermon for the 1st Mass of Christmas, with my emphases and comments. Dear Brothers and Sisters! “You are my son, this day I have begotten you” – with this passage from Psalm 2 the Church … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 24 December COLLECT (2002MR): The consolations of Thy Coming.

The Collect for today’s Mass in the 2002MR, the last of Advent, brings us to the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born. COLLECT (2002MR): Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu, ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur, … Continue reading

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The sad canonical tale of Sr. Margaret McBride

The distinguished canonist Ed Peter’s on his blog In The Light Of The Law has a good examination of the canonical censure incurred by Sr. Margaret McBride of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  Sr. McBride played a crucial role … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s Christmas Message to the UK and some reactions

The UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, proffers the full text of the Holy Father’s message. My emphases and comments: Recalling with great fondness my four-day visit to the United Kingdom last September, I am glad to have the … Continue reading

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