Daily Archives: 1 March 2011

QUAERITUR: Bishop consecrating chalice, vestments during Mass

Sacred vessels are important.  They are consecrated (like the hands of priests) to touch the Body and Blood of the Lord.
I had this in my email:
I am trying to locate the rite (prayers and rubrics) for the consecration for a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of blasphemy and sacrilege during Mass

From a reader:
The pastor at a local parish has used a “super-soaker” water gun during the sprinkling rite at Mass on several occasions. In a conversation with a parishioner from the parish, I incorrectly described the act as “blasphemous.” I … Continue reading

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A discussion under a different entry prompts me to post a poll.
I ask the help of “trad” blogs to get the word out and get a larger sample.
I have rarely met anyone who is firmly attached, even fanatically attached, to … Continue reading

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England: Martyrs’ relics escape blaze at Marian Shrine

I believe that you can still get a discounted subscription to the online, digital full version of the Catholic Herald for a mere “tenner”, £10.  Right now about $16.27.
And speaking of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the lovely and persistent … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the Holy See/SSPX talks.

William Oddie, columnist for the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, opines about the SSPX.
I have made my own comments about the talks between the Holy See and SSPX, saying that it was no surprise that a first round … Continue reading

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