Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dog Bites Man! Sun Rises In East! SSPX, Holy See disagree!

John Thavis of CNS has a piece today, with the headline “Traditionalist bishop cites lack of progress in talks with Vatican” which was also – for reasons which will be obvious – picked up by the National Catholic Fishwrap and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 118: Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent; Fr. Z on love and on Peter

NB: iTunes users… I found that there was a second enclosure buried in these posts which screws up the iTunes feed. Let me know if you are not getting this on iTunes.
Pope Benedict’s XVI’s Message for Lent 2011 is available.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Dress code for teens for dances, etc?

From a reader:
We belong to a Catholic homeschooling group and now that our children have reached their teen years, we are beginning to organize dances and formal social events for them. The question of modest dress came up after a … Continue reading

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Film about confession up for an Oscar?

From Headline Bistro.  I have not seen this movie.

Hollywood Goes to Confession:
The Hollywood glitterati aren’t  leaving religion at the door this Oscar season. In fact, they might award it.
You see, buried in the Oscar nominations this year is an unlikely … Continue reading

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A new spin on parish bulletins

I saw this at And Sometimes Tea.  Tea… but… is that Mystic Monk Coffee? You decide!

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WDTPRS Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Benedict for St. Joseph’s Day (19 March)

Think of the great cares the Holy Father bears in his heavy mandate as Vicar of Christ. He has need of our prayers to help him be strong and to guard him from his enemies.
I propose to … Continue reading

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Obama Administration cancels conscience protections for health care workers

So much for common ground.
Do you remember Pres. Obama saying that his administration would protect the conscience of health-care workers when it came to actions which are morally repugnant?
So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions … Continue reading

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Caption Call

The Vatican Cardinals hockey team prepares for a crowded intra-squad practice.

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PODCAzT 117: What the Catholic Church really says about same-sex unions

NB: iTunes users… I found that there was a second enclosure buried in these posts which screw up the iTunes feed. Let me know if you are not getting this on iTunes.
After the release of that iTune app/tool to help … Continue reading

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29 July Fourth Fota International Liturgy Conference – 2nd Session

I received this Press Release from the St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy
Fourth Fota International Liturgy Conference
Benedict XVI and the Roman Missal
Second Session
Cork, Ireland
29 July 2011
St Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that the second session of … Continue reading

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Australia: Some priests claim they will refuse to use the new English translation of Mass

The fruits of the “Spirit of Vatican II” are detaching from the vine.
There was an article the Australian site The Age, I believe of Melbourne, about some priests who claim they will refuse to use the new, corrected translation of … Continue reading

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A reader shares first experience of Mass in the Extraordinary Form

From time to time I like to post comment from readers about their their first experience of a TLM, Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
This was in my inbox this morning.  The writer has negatives and positives to express.  I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What do I say in the Eucharistic Prayer when there is no bishop?

From a priest reader:
In the very near future my bishop’s resignation will be accepted by the Holy Father. I was wondering what the correct thing to do will be when praying for the bishop in the Eucharistic Prayer.
I have seen … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Septuagesima

For the Collect in Sunday’s Ordinary Form, 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, here.
The prayers and readings for the Masses of these pre-Lenten Sundays were compiled by St. Gregory the Great (+604), Pope in a time of great turmoil … Continue reading

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Some recent posts of interest

As they scroll on down the road, here are some links to recent posts of interest.
First, think about the
WDTPRS Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Benedict for St. Joseph’s Day (19 March)
And also…

News from an Italian source about the Instruction on Summorum … Continue reading

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News from an Italian source about the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum

There is a good deal of hand-wringing going on right now about the possibility that the upcoming “Instruction” about Summorum Pontificum will water-down the provisions which the Supreme Pontiff made the law of the Latin Church.
About this Instruction, I gave … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest changing the lame-duck translation or starting early with the new

From a priest reader:
The new translation is coming up in Advent.  I can hardly wait!  Now we are stuck using the old “lame-duck” translations, as you call it.  I’d use a different phrase.
Honestly, I hate the present translation so much, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Baptism booklet (Angelus Press, 2006)

A while back I fielded a question about the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism in the traditional form, using the older Rituale Romanum.  In that discussion the issue of booklets for the use of bystanders came up.
The nice people … Continue reading

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Can I has gazelle?

Just for a chuckle.

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SSPX Bp. Fellay about Summorum Pontificum

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.
SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay has issued some interesting observations in the form of Q&A.
Here are his observations about Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  They are on the site of the SSPX in … Continue reading

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