Daily Archives: 24 March 2011

WDTPRS Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent (2002MR) – steadfastness and the human heart

In the older, pre-conciliar Missal, today’s Collect was used on Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent as an Oratio super populum or “Prayer over the people” which followed the Post Communions of the Mass. As such, … Continue reading

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Friday Lenten Penance on 25 March – Annunciation

Those who are bound by the law are to do penance on Fridays of Lent.
However, tomorrow, Friday is 25 March, the Solemnity (in the post-Conciliar calendar) of the Annunciation.
Please attend to can. 1251.
Can.  1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some … Continue reading

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About the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum

There was a great deal of anxiety poured out by traditionalists over reports that an upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum might erode Pope Benedict’s own provisions.  I was skeptical about that and cautioned calm and  the action of prayer for … Continue reading

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Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Kung: compare and contrast

Be sure to check out the latest by my friend Samuel Gregg who writes for Acton Institute.  Mr. Gregg has a fine comparison of  Papa Joseph Ratzinger and Fr. Hans Kung, sparked by the coincidental release of their respective new … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on birettas

From Damian Thompson‘s blog:
Bring back the biretta: why hatless priests should reclaim their heritage
By Damian Thompson Religion Last updated: March 24th, 2011
Here is a splendid new blog devoted entirely to the subject of birettas – a wonderful reproach to those … Continue reading

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A pair of pair of cuff links

As I was looking for more information on the so-called “Augustinian biretta” (which seems to be a lot taller than a Roman biretta), on Dieter Philippi’s site I ran across papal cuff links worn by Benedict XVI.

“Hmmm…”, quoth I.  “They … Continue reading

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“Two hours on my knees and I should never think of it again.”

A question to you knowledgeable readers.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is known to have said something about how he would accept the suppression of the Jesuits.  The quote is something like:
“Two hours on my knees and I … Continue reading

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