Daily Archives: 19 April 2011

QUAERUNTUR: Of several issues, personal and other, with a few rants

I have far too many emails in my box about several points.  I hope with this I can put them to rest.
The resignation of Amb. Kmiec.  What do I think?

I think what I wrote before about the poor Ambassador:
Qui cum … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Using the new, corrected translation before Advent in private concelebration.

From a priest:
Dear Fr. Z, I’d be interested in your thoughts on this: The new translation of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal (Ordinary Form) becomes the official text for Mass in the United States on the first Sunday … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: unhappy edition (with a REQUEST… and some useful Latin)

This is not my shot.  I found it on the Twitter feed of Glacier National Park via Disputations.
Behold, Sialia pissedofftica, aka the Bluebird of Unhappiness.

It is the winter that will not end.
With that… if you use Twitter and you don’t … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday in Holy Week: strengthening our grasp on Christ, His grasp on us

[A special note for priests alone at the end.  Nobody else look! o{];¬) ]
COLLECT (2002MR):
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta peragere,
ut indulgentiam percipere mereamur.

This prayer was in the 1962MR on Tuesday of Holy Week.  It was in the … Continue reading

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6 years ago… where were you?

Six years ago today, Joseph Card. Ratzinger was elected as Bishop of Rome and he took the name Benedict, sixteenth of that name.
Where were you? What were your thoughts at the time?
I was in Rome on an uncomfortable chair … Continue reading

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