Daily Archives: 1 January 2011

Benedict XVI’s sermon for 1 January

Here is a taste of the beginning of the Holy Father’s sermon for 1 January, Mary, Mother of God, in my translation.  I suppose the whole thing will be translated eventually elsewhere.
Once again enveloped in the spiritual atmosphere of Christmas, … Continue reading

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First… this deeply offensive development:
NCR’s very first “Person of the Year”: Sr. Carol Keehan
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Happy New Year of Salvation 2011!
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QUAERITUR: Stole over chasuble, or “What part of ‘extirpetur’ does Your Excellency not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Stole over chasuble, or “What part of ‘extirpetur’ does Your Excellency not understand?”

A reader asked:
Can/Should the stole be worn outside the chasuble by the celebrant
during Mass?
No.
This was obviously asked because some priest out there is wearing his stole over the chasuble.  And I’ll bet all the money in my pocket it is … Continue reading

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AD RAMOS! Three former Anglican bishops received into Roman Church… ORDINATION TO FOLLOW!

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity
I admire courage.
Fr. Seán Finnegan has a post about the reception of the Anglican bishops into the Roman Church at Westminster Cathedral in London.

History Being Made
One of my jobs is that of teaching … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Epiphany (2002MR): becoming what we encounter

Allow me first to rant:
I understand that transferring major feasts to a Sunday can have the “pastoral” aim of exposing more people to the mystery the feast celebrates.  But… for the love of God… Ascension Thursday is on Thursday and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year of Salvation 2011!

I wish all of you a Holy and Happy New Year of Salvation.
As the Holy Father said during 1st Vespers for the feast, we submit this year to the judgment of God even as we remember with joy what God … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1st Vespers of Epiphany? 2nd Vespers of Solemnity?

From a reader:
In my diocese the Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated tomorrow
rather than on the sixth. Which Vespers therefore takes precedence? Second Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God or First Vespers of the Epiphany? Looking at … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell” and the CDF

I believe you all know that recently the “Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell” policy (DADT) for the US Military was overturned.
Also, last Sunday His Eminence Donald Card. Wuerl was interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and was asked … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: To whom should I write?

From a reader:
I’m just returning from a confession where the priest used the words “He absolves” instead of “I absolve.” The priest was a Benedictine who
is the pastor of a Diocesan parish. So do I write to the bishop, whose … Continue reading

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BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY 2011

BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY 2011
General Intention: That the riches of creation be preserved, valued and made available to all, as a precious gifts from God to mankind.
Missionary Intention: That Christians may achieve full unity, bearing witness of the … Continue reading

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