Daily Archives: 2 May 2011

Not “your” body? Not your “choice”!

I found this on Fallible Blogma. I want to add a note. One of the things we were reminded of during the pontificate of Bl. John Paul II was that we are our bodies. His “theology of the body” served … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Roman Catholic Sunday Missal Booklet (Angelus 2002)

Sometime back I was asked about booklets or resources for th e Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for those who are, perhaps, first timers. The nice people at Angelus Press sent me an example of the Extraordinary Form Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic Adoration for the first time: use an iPhone?

From a reader: My confessor strongly recommended I spend time in adoration. I’ve been hesitant because I’ve never done it before, but I decided to do it tonight after Mass. I just have one problem… What exactly am I supposed … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: veils and burses

Before the enthusiasts of the chapel veil question get all revved up, this is about chalice veils and burses, which are designed to hold the corporal when during Mass it is not in use upon the altar. From a reader: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: permanent deacons taking role away from priests

From a reader: I’ve noticed recently that permanent deacons seem to be taking over the roles of priests during Mass with anything and everything they are permitted to do, even what should normally be done by priests when one is … Continue reading

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Hans Kung on the Beatification: making irony redundant

The NCFishwrap’s editor is advertising a hit piece in The Irish Times: Hans Kung’s reaction to the Beatification of Bl. John Paul II A sample with my emphases: […] In an interview last weekend with German daily the Frankfurter Rundschau … Continue reading

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Obiter dicta

I have used this example for years now: Our Lord asked to be let out on the water in a little boat at the end of a line so that He could address a much larger crowd on the shore. … Continue reading

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Towards Closure: possible reactions from the Catholic Left on the death of Usama Bin Laden

The über-Left likes President Obama, and so there is silence about Libya. But they don’t like covert military actions. They are on the horns of a dilemma! What are the symmetries between what is done to the USA and then … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Orthodox “Masses” valid?

From a reader: A friend of mine, who runs the R.C.I.A. program in my parish, recently told me that an Orthodox Mass is just as valid as a Catholic Mass. Is this true? (I thought that the fact that the … Continue reading

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Australian bishop removed from diocese for heterodox ideas

I have often thought that the Holy Father should reach out and remove a red hat from some cardinal’s head.  Just one.  Pour encourager les autres, as it were.  Well… perhaps from time to time. From the Australian with my … Continue reading

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