Daily Archives: 14 March 2011

PRAYER ALERT – Japan: new explosion at reactor

There was a new explosion at one of the reactors in Japan and reports are in that 2.7 meters of a rod are exposed.  They are not able, apparently, able to get enough water in to cool the rods.  Temperatures … Continue reading

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Wm Oddie: Extraordinary Form in seminaries

UPDATE 15 March 15:29 GMT:
Mr. Oddie in his article, below, speaks about how Card. Rigali in Philadelphia has said that seminarians should be taught to say also the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and that he is introducing seminarians … Continue reading

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Wirral’s Dome of Home: Institute of Christ the King in England?

Brick by Brick.  Wirral’s Dome of Home.
First, a related story: Mass marks re-opening of Wirral church (with video).  The accents tell you we are close to Liverpool!
From the Beeb.
Catholic order could reopen Wirral’s Dome of Home
St Peter and St Paul’s … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to wear for my first TLM?

From a reader:
I have recently learned of an EF mass about an hour from my home. I would like to attend. In the past when I’ve had the opportunity, I’ve chickened out.
I have two fears- not know what to do, … Continue reading

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Do you have good news?

Let the other readers here know about your good news!
For my part, the worst of my cold is over, a got a few LENTCAzTs ready (I hope a few more people listen), the sun is shining, chickadees and cardinals are … Continue reading

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85 years old and on the mark

The great Fabrizio sent me this story from the Daily Mail in the UK saying:
I don’t know if I was more edified by the man’s humility or by that of the young soldiers.
85-year-old U.S. Army sniper veteran proves he hasn’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a Vicar General tell a priest not to say the TLM?

From a reader:
Does the Vicar General have the power to tell a Priest to stop saying the Extraordinary Form of the Mass?
No.
Does a Vicar General has the power to overrule Pope Benedict?
I am reminded in these situations of a old … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Feast days during Lent, or “plenus uenter facile de ieiuniis disputat”

From a reader:
This year, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Friday.  In the Extraordinary Form, it’s a first class feast.  Meat would normally, therefore, be allowed (despite the Friday).
However, in the universal calendar (ordinary form), it’s … Continue reading

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