Monthly Archives: May 2011

30 May: St. Joan of Arc

It is another kind of “memorial day” today… as is every day on the Roman calendar.  In the older, traditional calendar today using the Missale Romanum is a Rogation Day and we get a commemoration of St. Felix.
Today, however, in … Continue reading

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A look at the posture and manner of receiving Holy Communion

From the website of the newspaper the Catholic Herald of the Diocese of Madison, where H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino reigns, comes this piece about the manner of reception of Holy Communion.  I must add, as the writer does not, … Continue reading

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Houston: dedication of new Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

I read at the site Ordinarite Portal, for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham set up under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus – Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity – that on 28 May H.E. Daniel Card. … Continue reading

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Blistering analysis of implementation of Pope Benedict’s vision for sacred music

It has been said that Pope Benedict has been reigning but not ruling.
Sandro Magister has an analysis piece at his place, Chiesa, about something which touches the the heart of what I have been calling Pope Benedict’s “Marshall Plan”, a … Continue reading

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Support Bishop Finn: proposal for prayers, penance against the attacks of Hell.

Again, in regard to the dust up in the Diocese of Kansas City -St. Joseph, over at SERVIAM there is a very good proposal, couched in the no-nonsense language we like around here at WDTPRS.

In Support of Bishop Finn
by RJS … Continue reading

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Teas in the afternoon

It was a tea day, with an equivocation.
First, I shifted a Fukien Tea I picked up for a song at, of all places Sam’s Club, into a bonsai tray sent by a reader here some time ago, chosen from my … Continue reading

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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 I just finally … 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 … 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, 2011 / 04:58 pm … Continue reading

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