Monthly Archives: April 2011

Beating back the smoke of Satan

There are many who think that the beatification of John Paul II has come too quickly.  It is too soon, they say, to have the proper perspective about the nexus of his pontificate and his life of heroic virtue.  I … Continue reading

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A priest rants about modern weddings

A friend alerted me to a fine rant by a priest, who has the unlikely name of Reverend Know-It-All.  I hope our mail doesn’t get mixed up. In any event, Rev. K-I-A has good observations about weddings.  Weddings can be … Continue reading

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A Pope as tough on himself as he was on others

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald comes this story about a saintly Pope in difficult times. My emphases and comments: The holy pope who lived on vegetable broth and crayfish St Pius V (April 30), who excommunicated … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour

These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all! The Roman Station is … Continue reading

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Fr. Pfleger suspended by Card. George

Remember the Chicago – and I say Chicago rather than Catholic – priest Fr. Michael Pfleger? A reader alerted me to this headline and story in the Chicago Tribune: Cardinal suspends Pfleger: ‘You are not able to pastor a Catholic … Continue reading

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No frills Easter Wednesday vespers from the older book, Brevarium Romanum

For the weary brethren.

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Feedback in Latin on Latin

Unus ex lectoribus necnon auditoribus mihi e-pistulas mea de vesperarum vocali incisione offeruit, quas profero. Gratias ingentes tibi ago quod die 25 mensis Aprilis divinum officium ad vesperas electronice vulgasti, tuo ipso voce recitatas, ut credo, pronuntiatu quidem eximio adhibito. … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich on why he became a Catholic

I saw this in the Seattle Post Intelligencer but it goes back to a piece Newt Gingrich wrote for the National Catholic Register about why he joined the Catholic Church.   I think it is interesting that the secular MSM  picked … Continue reading

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Freedom: the right not to be offended?

From CMR: Sorry UK. It’s all over. Either emigrate out of there or be assimilated into the stale horrific world of rampant political correctness. This is amazing. And by amazing I mean sad yet completely predictable. A pub singer named … Continue reading

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Lent is OVER

Refresh your supply now. Help Monks.  Help Fr. Z. It’s coffee. It’s swell.

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Baby found in bag near El Paso abortion clinic – Bishop Ochoa reacts

WDTPRS was not a fan of the stand His Excellency Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa took against Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum. All that aside… … this is in the El Paso Times, and the Bishop gets WDTPRS KUDOS. Go … Continue reading

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From Catholic Vote…. His Eminence. I would be happy to see more of this sort of thing.

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WDTPRS POLL: Which was Fr. Z’s?

I was out with a priest friend for the afternoon.  He came into town to visit me and have some RnR after his Holy Week and Easter exercises. We visited several churches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then had … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Eucharistic Dove Edition

I am at the Met with a priest friend, the great Fr. Pasley. We have admired the Eucharistic doves.

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WDTPRS POLL: More on the Holy Thursday Footwashing Rite

We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“.  The results and your descriptions were interesting. Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends.  Taking my cue … Continue reading

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