Monthly Archives: March 2011

Very cool Benedictine Nuns in England who use technology well!

From The Anchoress I learned about DigitalNunDaily.  This is a very cool site by some very cool Benedictine Nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery in East Hendred, England. I have a soft spot for traditionally-minded very-cool Benedictine Nuns. They have audio … Continue reading

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Follow up: TLM at York for St. Margaret Clitherow

You may recall that there was to be a TLM in York as part of a celebration of St. Margaret Clitherow.  Photos are available. Apparently the Anglican Dean of the Cathedral of York, and Chapter, were very accommodating. The music … Continue reading

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Do you have any good news?

What is your good news? For my part I am – touch wood – not ill or cold or hungry, there is sunshine, the coffee is very strong and delicious, a few encouraging donations have come in, I found large … Continue reading

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Rumor about the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum.

A reader sent a link to a story about the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum. Actually, he sent two links, one to a French site Golias, not exactly conservative that, and to the Italian site Messa in Latino, which from … Continue reading

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How a bishop who thinks with the Church can’t help but get it right.

Attention seminarians, priests and bishops. I was going to post about a fine address by the Bishop of Fargo, Most Rev. Samuel Aquila (he says Aquíla, rather than Áquila).  Like I said, I was going to post about this great … Continue reading

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One – first – liners

Minds are mostly dulled by mouse clicks, not delighted. But there are those clicks which bring you to gems. At the blog Faith and Theology I saw a great post in which a man and his daughter search their home’s … Continue reading

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“Things of the 1960s should remain in the 1960s.”

In reference to my recent post: Reason #64675 for the new, corrected translation.  This was in reference to the super-bad translation of the Post Communion in the lame-duck ICEL version… of the the very worst I have ever seen. That … Continue reading

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Norma Jean Coon: reconciled

Norma Jean Coon, who had been involved with some wymyn who think they can be pryssssts, Norma Jean Coon, who renounced her involvement with the same women, abjured her pretend ordination as a deacon, and sought reconciliation. She has an … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Vesting priests for Vespers

From a priest reader: At my parish we celebrate solemn sung Vespers during Lent with the congregation. The pastor has asked that the priest celebrant vest in alb and stole using at the basis of his request that the Holy … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino affirms prohibition of eulogies. As night follows day, liberals whine.

We have written about H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison on several occasions.  Bp. Morlino is one of the true stand-up men in the USCCB. Now comes this from Channel 3000 which seems to have something to do … Continue reading

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Reason #64675 for the new, corrected translation.

I am not making this up. Here is the Post Communion for the 3rd Sunday of Lent in the Ordinary Form, the 2002MR, a new composition for the 1970MR based on a prayer in the Veronese Sacramentary. LATIN (2002 Missale … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent – We are not in our Lenten discipline alone.

Our prayer, taken from the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for Saturday of the 4th week of Lent COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Deus, omnium misericordiarum et totius bonitatis auctor, qui peccatorum remedia in ieiuniis, orationibus et eleemosynis demonstrasti, hanc humilitatis nostrae … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: “Is it spring yet?” edition

The Finches are changing their colors, the Nuthatches and Chickadees aren’t chummy anymore, I have spotted Robins so I know that spring is here.  No really.   It is.  That’s what I keep telling myself. That’s why there are icicles still … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Different methods of Stations of the Cross, indulgences

From a reader: I went to a church for Mass and Stations on my way home from work. My home parish uses the stations in the way of St. Alphonsus, but the stations at the church I visited left me … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum, Latin, liberals, TLMs, seminarians, Magic Circles and an Instruction

From Damian Thompson’s blog comes a piece about Latin, seminarians, the Extraordinary Form and liberal enemies of all of the above, with my emphases and comments.  Edited. […] In contrast, the proposal to teach all seminarians to celebrate the Tridentine … Continue reading

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