Daily Archives: 4 April 2011

QUAERITUR: How early can the Easter Vigil 2011 begin?

Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2011.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil. Are there ANY circumstances … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: About the 2nd Confiteor

From a reader:
Can a preist decide to have second confiteor as a holy jester before holy communion.
The 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum does not mention the 2nd Confiteor or any sort of gesture.  I assume from that silence that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Monday 4th Week of Lent – Oratio super populum

The 3rd edition of the Missale Romanum restored the Lenten “Prayer over the people”.
The prayer today has a problem.
Plebem tuam, Domine, quaesumus,
interius exteriusque restaura,
ut quam corporeis non vis delectationibus impedire, [sic – SIRENS! ALARM BELLS! FLAGS!]
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More on the upcoming prayer meeting in Assisi

From VIS with my emphases and comments:
VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following English-language communique:
“On 1 January 2011, after the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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“CPA in the Spring, CDF in the Fall.”

I picked this up from the Catholic Key the blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
My emphases.
The Next Theologian to be Censured by the Church will be . . .
. . .announced at 6 pm, June … Continue reading

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Parents of children. Love them and let them learn Latin.

People are sending email with suggestions about what do use to study Latin, what should be done, etc.  I am glad to see the interest and enthusiasm, but I can’t reproduce everyone’s email here.  If you have a suggestion or … Continue reading

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You decide.

A study in contrasts.

Or else…

Do we need Summorum Pontificum and the Corrected Translation?
I think so.

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