Monthly Archives: January 2011

CNS: CHA Pres. Sr. Keehan affirms bishop’s role in interpreting health directives

I saw this on CNS.  My emphases and comments. First, you might review this: the Magisterium of Nuns (and this). CHA president affirms bishop’s role in interpreting health directives [Uh huh.] By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) … Continue reading

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A priest who ‘get’s it’ about how people receive Communion!

WDTPRS KUDOS to Fr. Lankeit! Here is the text from his 30 January bulletin of the Cathedral of Sts. Simon and Jude in , Very Rev. Fr. Fr. John Lankeit. Here is a link to the PDF if you want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What should members of a chant group wear?

From a reader: I am a member of a men’s Gregorian chant group, and recently a local priest whose parish we were singing at voiced reservations about our uniform (black cassock and white surplice).  He preferred we not look like … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Lay people decide on their own to have a Communion service, help themselves.

From a reader: At Mass yesterday morning, the substitute priest forgot to show up. Several members of the congregation took it upon themselves to have a “Communion Service” with all the readings, etc. One of the EMHCs opened the Tabernacle … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of subdeacons and tunics

From a deacon reader: I was in the middle of some research last night and discovered some new tidbits on vestments. More precisely, the difference between a dalmatic and a tunicle. I captured a number of my thoughts on my … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum, reforming the reform, and resisting the reform

Pope Benedict, in his ongoing effort to heal the rupture that occurred in our worship when a composed, artificial rite was suddenly imposed on the Church, in 2007 put into effect the provisions of Summorum Pontificum, by far surpassing the … Continue reading

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Grumbling about Anglicanorum coetibus

With the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus, Benedict XVI (the Pope of Christian Unity) opened a door for and gave a place to Anglicans who desired unity with the Bishop of Rome in the Catholic communion.  Certainly they were distressed by … Continue reading

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Evening activities

I am at Our Savior on Park Avenue to hear a talk by the German writer Martin Mosebach.

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Today’s TLM sounds (some excerpts)

Here are some audio clips, stitched together, from Holy Mass this morning at Holy Innocents in NYC.  This was a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  We were happy to have good polyphony and Gregorian chant … as there is … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: China Town edition

I am in Manhattan and eating with a friend in Chinatown at Shanghai Asian Manor (next to Transfiguration Church). I am picky about Soup Dumplings. These were good! Then we had fried dumplings. On to the Shredded Pork with Dried … Continue reading

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