Daily Archives: 29 March 2011

QUAERITUR: Why pray to “confuse” enemies rather than “convert”?

From a reader:
Sometimes you write that we should pray for strength for the Pope but confusion for his enemies.  Shouldn’t you pray for the conversion the his enemies?
Okay.  Pray for conversion.  By all means.
Perhaps I have read 19th century English … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: ideal measurements for vestments

From a transitional deacon:
I am wondering if there is such a thing as an ideal measure for sacred vestments, both in Gothic and Roman cuts. I am planning to buy some chasubles, but I am not sure what I should … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: very strange night visitor edition

I was about to shut down and go to bed and thus checked to make sure that the cams were working.
That’s when  I saw it.

At first, I thought it might be an immature gray squirrel.  Nope.
Meet Glaucomys sabrinus.
This critter is … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald DIGITAL only £10 ($16) ending soon; sample from my column

I was wrong about something.  The chance to subscribe to the digital edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, does not end on 30 March.  It ends on 31 March.  They aren’t fooling around when, on 1 … Continue reading

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Confirmed: UK will use new Roman Missal from 1st Sunday of Advent 2011

I just saw this on the site of the Catholic Truth Society, which is the UK publisher for the new, corrected Roman Missal.
The Roman Missal in its new English translation will be published by the Catholic Truth Society in Autumn … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Children reading the Gospel during Mass

From a reader:
I am a curate in a busy city centre parish in the UK. I have just been told by my Parish Priest that I should be flexible [?] and pastoral [?!?] at Children’s Masses and allow them to … Continue reading

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This leaves me deeply conflicted.

I suspect that nearly every one of these sisters either left their order or now run the Catholic Health Association.
Painful.

To atone for this, right now go buy some Mystic Monk Coffee!
The Wyoming Carmelites wear habits, but they will never sing … Continue reading

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