Daily Archives: 6 May 2011

TGIF

A few minutes of what the Italians call “un pò di relax”.

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Of bishops, birds and shotguns

A reader alerted me to a blog post by His Excellency Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne in Wyoming. We have seen His Excellency before when he was with the gun-totin’ Mystic Monks, the Carmelites whose coffee … Continue reading

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THANKS TO PROTESTERS!

As St. Augustine said in s. 238, a vigorous sermon preached during the Octave of Easter about heretic errors:
Nemo tibi fabulas uendat, non latret rabies haereticorum de angulo.
Thank many readers and donors for the signs of support for WDTPRS and, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI and the tension of liturgical “traditio” and “progressio”

On VIS there is a summary and in the pages of L’Osservatore Romano there is the Italian text, which the same paper featured as its front page story today.
Pope Benedict gave a talk to the Ninth International Congress on the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why is Gregorian chant better than “Gather Us In?”

From a reader:
Forgive me my ignorance – I am a relatively new Catholic, coming from the Methodist tradition. Why is Gregorian Chant more appropriate for Mass than “Gather Us In?” I like “Gather Us In.” It is singable even for … Continue reading

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Australian analysis of the Toowoomba Tumult. Fr. Z muses.

It seems that Australia is the ground zero right now for discussions about ecclesiology, that is, the make up of the Church, who the Church is, how the Church is governed, what the Church believes.
The removal of the Bishop of … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head.
The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in Italian … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to give to a newly ordained priest?

From a reader:
First, thank you so much for the work you do each day on your blog, in your articles, and everything else you do in your ministry. I know it gives constant support and inspiration to many.
A friend of … Continue reading

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