Daily Archives: 29 April 2011

Fr. Z in WaPo on John Paul II’s beatification

I have a piece in the Washington Post today at their invitation.  The typo, rather omission, in the second paragraph (as it appears in the online version as I write) is good for my humility.
Many argue that John Paul II … Continue reading

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The CDF on a burning issue of our day … wait for it….

… the biblical obligation of head coverings for women in church, … because we haven’t had enough of that yet.
The Canonical Defender, Dr. Peters, has added a note to his esteemed commentary on head coverings. Hat tip – (HA!  Get … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookies: Wherein Fr Z rants

I ask you. Is it too much to expect that something labelled “fortune cookie” should have a fortune within?
Instead, to the very last cookie, they are in reality purveyors of platitudes.
Platitude Cookies.
For example:

I find misspellings charming and amusing in … Continue reading

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John Paul’s coffin exhumed before the beatification

From CNA:
John Paul II remains moved in front of St. Peter’s tomb
Vatican City, Apr 29, 2011 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The casket containing the mortal remains of Pope John Paul II has been exhumed ahead of his beatification this … Continue reading

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US CATHOLIC: Dumb article on the new translation

I haven’t yet been impressed with much that the publication US Catholic produces when it comes to anything remotely liturgical.  An article by Bryan Cones has lowered it in my estimation even more.
What kind of God do the new Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Good Friday – vestments for other priests present

From a priest:
There is a big debate happening among some of us concerning the vesture for the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday. On one side the camp, there is the argument that ALL priests in attendance should vest … Continue reading

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