Monthly Archives: February 2011

“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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Help the blog. Vote today.

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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QUAERITUR: advice to a new Catholic mother?

From a new mother:
What advice is there for a new mother? I have no examples in my life,
I became Catholic on my own. But since I’ve had my baby, all of my
previous devotions I had adapted into my life have … Continue reading

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The black helicopters have arrived

This may be my last post.
Can anyone tell me what the heck this is?

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A jewel of a comment from a priest. Must read.

Under another entry, my old friend Fr. Sotelo made a good observation:
Perhaps it is now time for the bishops to sit down and write the Charter for the Protection of the Blessed Sacrament, so that He is no … Continue reading

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Can. 915 – Lunge, parry, riposte – Dr. Peters, Bp. Hubbard and Gov. Cuomo (D. Albany), Dr. Peters

The great canonist Ed Peters, on his blog In the Light of the Law, let’s us know about an exchange over an issue of canon law he has had with the Diocese of Albany, NY.
Dr. Peters, a referendarius (consultant) to … Continue reading

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“a te numquam separari permittas”

I just completed an article for The Wanderer.  In this week’s offering I delved into the first of the priest’s possible preparatory prayers before Holy Communion during Mass.
In this preparatory prayer we find the phrase “a te numquam separari permittas… … Continue reading

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WINONA, MN: Annual SSPX seminarian/priest hockey game

The SSPX seminary for the USA is found in the southern part of my native Minnesota, … hockey is just plain normal.
A thoughtful reader alerted me to this story from the Winona Daily News for your “Just Too Cool” files.
Priests, … Continue reading

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