Monthly Archives: March 2011

Reason #5648562 for Summorum Pontificum

Yes, I think we do need a New Evangelization. Don’t watch any of what follows on a full stomach.  Especially the part with the priest. I found this through the blog Fides et Forma. Sts. Peter and Paul parish in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Wednesday 3rd Week of Lent: a polishing not a torture

COLLECT Praesta, quaesumus, Domine, ut, per quadragesimalem observantiam eruditi et tuo verbo nutriti, sancta continentia tibi simus toto corde devoti, et in oratione tua semper efficiamur concordes. A bit strange in its style, no? Well, this is of new composition … Continue reading

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Rumor volat

A reliable source in Rome tells me… In a time when the Pope barely receives visiting Nuncii, the Pope is going to receive the head of the new Anglican Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Msgr. Keith Newton. If true, … Continue reading

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NYC: All-Night First Friday Vigil with TLMs and Exposition

I was alerted to this event in New York City at one of my usual haunts.  This comes from a friend: For all of you planning to be in (or near) New York City this weekend, you won’t want to … Continue reading

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Today’s great blog posts you don’t want to miss

As you carry on with your blog slog today, be sure not to miss these items. First, New Liturgical Movement has a very good article about the architectural-liturgical symbolism of the fascinating Basilica of St. Clement in Rome.  You will … Continue reading

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RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin and Prayers for Pope Benedict

Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Because of a special prayer intention right now I have just entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary followed by the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Of vandals, thorns and blooms

Do you remember vile scrubs hacked away at the Holy Thorn Tree in Glastonbury, England? I found in The Mail a story that the Thorn Tree is blooming. Bud by bud.

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Dissident Irish priests whinge about new translation, again, after meeting with Irish Bishops

The dissenting Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland, whom we treated here, are having a nutty over the decision of the Irish Bishops Conference not to conform to dissent but rather conform to will of Rome.   These members of the … Continue reading

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