Daily Archives: 25 February 2011

Bringing spaghetti to a gun fight: NCR writer attacks Dr. Peters, Peters responds.

An Irishman was walking down the street one day and, to his delight, he saw a big crowd surrounding a couple of blokes coolly and systematically duking it out.  The Irishman, let’s call him Sean, shoved and elbowed his way … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Communion at two Masses on the same day?

From a reader, comes a question I have answered quite a few times, but which bears repetitio.
Are there any circumstances in which one can receive Communion more than once a day? I spent Christmas at Clear Creek Abbey in OK … Continue reading

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A clarification about my statements concerning SSPX bishops

Whenever I post something about the SSPX, and I mention that the priests and bishops of that Fraternity are suspended, I get loads of email protesting that they aren’t.
They are.  Sorry.
That said, I sincerely hope and pray that they will … Continue reading

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ALERT! WDTPRS POLL ACTION ALERT!

ALERT!
Right after helping this blog by voting in the Reader’s Choice Award (click at the right), would you look at this poll on the site of the Wall Street Journal?

Here are the results at the time of this posting.
Please vote … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald (UK) – Wm. Oddie opines about Pres. Obama

From William Oddie of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald comes this strong opinion piece about the President of the United States.   I generally dismiss transatlantic views of any POTUS.  This commentary, however, caught my attention because it … Continue reading

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“It wouldn’t be the first time a Pope has had his arm twisted.”

This comes from Damian Thompson:
10,000 traditional Catholics appeal to the Pope not to water down Summorum Pontificum
My first ever blog post, four years ago, reported that Catholic traditionalists were worried by the non-appearance of a Motu Proprio removing … Continue reading

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Friday: Reading Pope Benedict’s new book

I have read a couple stories lately which claim that Pope Benedict’s second volume on Jesus of Nazareth has some surprises.
It does.
I may not post as much today. I have an advance copy (strictly embargoed, which I respect), and … Continue reading

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You can vote daily for WDTPRS in the Best Blog category and the Best Podcast category at the Reader’s Choice Awards.
It takes but a moment and I would be grateful for the token of appreciation.
Because of award page layout, it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time – untroubled devotion

Let us has a swift look at the Collect (“Opening Prayer” as it has been called) for the upcoming 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Easter comes rather late this year.  We have more “green”, Ordinary Sundays than usual before Ash … Continue reading

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