Monthly Archives: April 2011

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 also … Continue reading

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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 Catholic … 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 that last … 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 Ordinariate of Our Lady … 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 is sparking … Continue reading

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Duck Time

We are out for Beijing Kao Ya.

More to come!


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 home…

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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 named … Continue reading

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On a lighter note:

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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 where … 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. Would this … Continue reading

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