Monthly Archives: May 2011

QUAERITUR: The collection basket when you are poor.

From a reader: I experienced something today at Mass I’ve never experienced before. When the collection basket got passed around and I put nothing in, the lady sitting next to me “tsk’d” me. I’m a student with no money, and … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

I wonder if we have gotten to a point in the wealthy West where the erosion of culture and mores is so advanced that the notion of fatherhood is simply an option.  In vast swathes of society fathers are optional … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Catholic

When I was seven, I discovered Shakespeare. Ever since his works have never been far from my reach.  In my seventh year I was given sets of LP records with some of the greatest actors in the world reading the … Continue reading

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Card. Pell: “Young people don’t see the Catholic Church as being inevitably in decline”

Remember the Tumult in Toowoomba?  Bp. Morris, removed from governance of the diocese after years … strange stuff? From CNA: Cardinal Pell says Bishop Morris sacking ‘a tragedy’ but also ‘a useful clarification’ By David Kerr Sydney, Australia, May 28, … Continue reading

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Lunch: Follow up to 20th Anniv. supper

I made chicken the other night.  I am eating left-overs. Sandwich from toasted bread with chopped garlic, watercress, goat cheese, chicken. I found a sweet tooth today.  Chocolate chip cookies in a pale imitation of my mother’s masterpieces. Espresso.

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QUAERITUR: What do I call a friend about to be ordained a priest?

From a reader: My friend was just ordained to the Diaconate, and will be ordained to the Priesthood next year. This leaves me with a question regarding etiquette when addressing him now, and then later when he’s a priest. Being … Continue reading

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The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

You have probably seen news about the case of a priest in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph who had photos from different sources, some he took, of children. Bp. Robert Finn is taking some heat about Fr. Ratigan, a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 1962 Roman Breviary iPhone app

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate created an app for the 1962 Breviarium Romanum.  It is now available, FREE, for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This may be a way for some of you to get more familiar with … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary Supper: chicken

I have been trying to recapture some verve for cooking.  The kitchen hasn’t been very interesting lately. But yesterday, with the help of a couple donations which came in for my 20th anniversary of ordination, I picked up some groceries … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Z-CAM edition

Here are a few screenshots from the live Z-CAM which I have running again.  I still have some technical problems, but it is running.  I have chaplets of the Rosary in Latin, prayers for the Pope, and other prayers. And … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants

You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Exposition in a school classroom

From a reader: Is it proper to hold Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in a classroom at the high school when 30 feet out the back door is the church and our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, where the Blessed Sacrament is … Continue reading

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An ineffable anecdote

During the preparation of the new translation, some defenders of the old way of doing things, the so-called “dynamic equivalence” method of translation, carped about the new goal of greater accuracy would be tooo haard for people in the pews.  … Continue reading

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NCR’s editor and publisher passed away: Joseph Feuerherd – R.I.P.

The National Catholic Reporter reports the death of their editor in chief and publisher. Joseph Feuerherd, NCR editor in chief and publisher, died this morning after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 48. Funeral arrangements are pending. Feuerherd died … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS to Readers!

Some of you have been kind enough post greetings for my 20th anniversary of ordination.  I am very grateful for your prayers and other gestures and greetings including donations. Some of you have sent donations, particularly as a mark of … Continue reading

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