Monthly Archives: April 2011

9 May: Card. Burke sighting predicted for Houston – Pro-Life

I received a note from a reader in Houston: On May 9th, Mother’s Day, Cardinal Raymond Burke will be the guest of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and keynote speaker at “A Night for Life” Banquet, benefiting the Pro-Life efforts of the … Continue reading

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Do you have good news?

Do you have some good news for the readers? Today in NYC I will be spending some time with the great Fr. Robert Pasley, pastor of Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, which I have visited several times. You may remember … Continue reading

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The fruits of Anglicanorum coetibus: new Catholics join the Anglican Ordinariate

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. My emphases. Ordinariate comes to life in Holy Week By Anna Arco & Simon Caldwell The world’s first personal ordinariate has grown dramatically during Holy Week. New members of the Personal … Continue reading

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Dust up in UK over anti-Catholic legislation

From CNA: Royal row breaks out in UK over anti-Catholic legislation London, England, Apr 25, 2011 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the week of the Royal Wedding, a centuries-old law banning British monarchs from becoming or marrying a Catholic … Continue reading

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Duck Time

We are out for Beijing Kao Ya. More to come! More… It was suggested that th thing on the left was a favorite of a priest friend in St. Paul, which he dubbed “Rat On A Stick”. On the way … Continue reading

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An Italian lesson in how to override the Pope

An unhappy story of a Diocese in Italy where, apparently, local authorities believe they have the right to override the Pope’s legislation for the whole Latin Church. The intrepid Italian Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports that in a small town … Continue reading

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Have you ever wanted to share a new discovery?

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of force to defend a church from vandalism

From a reader: Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ? Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Chapel veils revisited – What color?

From a priest: A quick question: a woman approached me wondering if there was anything inappropriate in wearing a white veil as an older, married woman.  She was told by another parishioner that white is only proper for young women … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1st Communion denied child with cerebral palsy

Remember, if it is Easter, it is time for news stories that make the Church look bad. I was alerted to this by a reader and it brings up a good question: Please note this short hit piece dished out … Continue reading

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Easter weirdness

From a reader: My wife and I attended the Easter vigil last night and while it was well done for a NO Mass, I still rankled at few bits. Today, Sunday morning, I was not able to attend at our … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Easter Sunday (1962MR): the remedy of eternity

We have come to the high point of the Church’s liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church sacramentally re-presents the history of our salvation from creation to Second Coming together with the earthly life of the Lord from conception and birth … Continue reading

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Happy Easter everyone!

I wish a happy and grace-filled Easter to you and yours. Let us know what you have going one for Easter!

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NYC, Manhattan: EASTER SUNDAY at Holy Innocents

If you are in or around NYC, consider coming to Holy Innocents on 37th (btwn Broadway and 7th) for Triduum ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form. Sunday Fr. Zuhlsdorf – Celebrant Missa cantata 10 AM Chant Propers Plainsong Mass I: Lux … Continue reading

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