Daily Archives: 7 February 2011

QUAERITUR: Women singing in church

From a reader: I’m a catholic musician. I’ve been reading papal and other magisterial documents about liturgical music.  I would like to ask what is the status quaestionis concerning women participation in liturgical actions, namely singing in mass. The only … Continue reading

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How to cook for a Super Bowl Party

Did you see the Cowgirl‘s contribution to Super Bowl Food? I said it before, I’ll say it again. If I ever get to that part of Oklahoma, I would like to meet this gal.  She is an artist.

Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged | 11 Comments

There are converts, reverts and unverts… deverts?

Via Creative Minority Report: Novelist Anne Rice is working out some of her issues very publicly and attacking the Church. Carl Olson writes: Novelist and Unvert Anne Rice (who is also a Notable Catholic Commentator, according to Nicholas Kristof) was … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill | Tagged | 25 Comments

QUAERITUR: How can I leave the Catholic Church?

From a reader: I joined the Church through RCIA about five years ago. My experience as a Catholic has been pretty unsatisfactory and I’m beginning to wonder if I haven’t made a mistake. If I do decide that I’m not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I remove chapel veil to read during Mass?

From readerette: I recently feel called to wear a chapel veil and wore it for the first time this weekend. It was a very humbling experience. My pastor asked me to take off the veil when reading so as to … Continue reading

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Obama Administration rewards another pro-abortion nun

There are women religious in the US who are trying to usurp the bishops’ right to teach and govern the Church in the USA.  I nicknamed this the Magisterium of Nuns. We have seen Marlene Weisenbeck before, here and here. … Continue reading

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It’s the small things, sometimes

A friend and I went to have dim sum at the Golden Unicorn in Manhattan’s China Town. Some shots.

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Why does the old fashioned style of Catholic-Anglican dialogue continue?

Remembering that Pope Benedict, who had the CDF issue Anglicanorum coetibus, is the Pope of Christian Unity, I share here an piece by William Oddie of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. He asks a necessary question.  Now … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I teach my child to confess sins in kind and also number?

From a reader: I’m preparing my oldest child for his First Holy Communion. This great little Communion book from TAN publishers instructs the child to confess his sins and the number of times he committed them. Now for myself, in … Continue reading

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A really fun Super Bowl Commercial

Speaking of commercials, this one was GREAT. Most of them were not. And the music is what I believe I will chose for my first entrance to my cathedral if I am ever made diocesan bishop of anywhere.  Just to … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! LOWEST Super Bowl Commercial

Our friends at SERVIAM have a poll going about which Super Bowl commercial lowered the standard for good, acceptable commercials, and made everyone collectively stupider and more vicious. GO VOTE NOW. Let’s see if we can boost his voting turn … Continue reading

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Sounds from Sunday’s Mass at Holy Innocents (Manhattan) – Anniv. of Dedication

Sunday at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, Mass was celebrated for the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church. Sounds from the Mass are below. After Mass and meeting people for coffee afterward, we dashed up to the 80’s on east … Continue reading

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