Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rapture Revision Release

Our California preacher has admitted that he screwed up his calculations.  Imagine!
Now that he has some more time on his hands, he has revised and extended.
21 October 2011.

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One year ago tonight…

… I saw my first cicindela of the season.
As Martial wrote:
Ancillam tibi sors dedit lucernae,
Totas quae vigil exigit tenebras.
Shall I see one tonight, I wonder?
I have seen wonderful vespertilliones at the appropriate hours.

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Reminders about commenting here.

Having watched trends in the combox, I will remind oldsters and prompt newcomers about a few points I prefer to see.
In no special order:

You must be registered to comment.
The software that scans for spam has become more restrictive.  Sometimes it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Size of the amice.

From a deacon about to be ordained priest:
What would you consider an ideal size for an amice? If it helps, I use
46 L suits.
PS I will be ordained to the priesthood this upcoming Saturday 28th.
Would you remember me in your … Continue reading

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Weigel about the huge ( ____ ) in the John Jay Report.

Did you see the analysis by George Weigel about the John Jay Study?  I am just getting to it.   Weigel makes good points for National Review Online.
My emphases and comments.
May 19, 2011 4:00 A.M.
Priests, Abuse, and the Meltdown of a … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 57 Comments

Bishops of England and Wales on the New Corrected Translation

The bishops of England and Wales are asking that a Pastoral Letter about the new, corrected translation of the Roman Missal be read on Sunday 29 May.  I noticed it on the blog Caritas in Veritate of my friend Fr. … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Visit by visit for Fr. Finigan: 3,000,000 mark!

WDTPRS KUDOS to my good friend His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, whose great blog has hit the 3 million visitors mark.
Visit by visit.
Now, dear readers, please go spike his stats by clicking…
HERE!
It’ll take a just few seconds.

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Catholic Church destroyed by Tornado in Joplin, MO

Last night a large tornado tore into Joplin, MO.
A church was destroyed. The priest is, I hear, safe.

You might say a prayer for the priest and parishioners as they rebuild.
Sometimes a set back like this can result in a … Continue reading

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CRABBY ALERT!

I am not saying Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but… you decide.
“DANGER! CRABBY LIBERALS! DANGER!”

There was a photo on Astronomy Pic of the Day:

Just before the release of Universae Ecclesiae there was a flare from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: TLM readings in the vernacular and UE 26

From a reader:
I know this is not the same as an official dubium to the PCED, but your view would be appreciated. (I ask these questions because of the situations at two different parishes in the Archdiocese of ___ which … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments

RAPTURE UPDATE: WDPTRS POLL

Just checking with you all.  I am still here, it seems.
Pick your best answer and, if you picked “Yes”, please indicate in the combox the names of the meds you ought to be taking right now but, in fact, are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Altar girls dressed as clerics. What to say?

From a reader:
What would be a proper response to a priest who not only allows his female altar servers to wear the black cassock and white surplice, but also tells the parishioners that it is perfectly acceptable to do so?
It … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Where you are!

Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of where some of you are (rough estimations).
The stats change so fast I can just give a few.
Colorado Springs, Color…
Brighton, East Sussex
Helsinki, Southern Finl…
Rome, Lazio
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Detroit, Michigan
New York
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Hate-filled editorial by The Tablet: Extraordinary Form, clericalism, and child abuse

From The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU486).  Make a decision before you read this to remain cool and composed.  I worked on this a few days ago, but set it aside and then turned my own heat down … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, and You.

I had a post about Univerae Ecclesiae 28 and how the derogation in that paragraph makes it clear that the provisions of Summorum Pontificum exclude female service at the altar in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The reason for … Continue reading

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Posted in Classic Posts, Linking Back, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The Feeder Feed: Z-Cam update

I am still having some technical problems with the Z-Cam but I have it up and running again.
Here are a couple screen shots taken within just a few minutes.

And Oriole was hanging around on the hummingbird feeder and was just … Continue reading

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Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB – 100 years – R.I.P.

Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB, would have been 100 years old today.  He died on 30 April 2010.
Card. Mayer was a great friend and a mentor for me for many years and it was an honor to know him.  He … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What should we do when priests do stupid things?

Priests are people too.  But sometimes I think, “Listen, pal.  If you are too stupid to follow the rites for sacraments as they are written, maybe you should be working as a dishwasher.”
From a reader:
If you post this on your … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae 28 and “altar girls” for the Extraordinary Form

The Instruction on Summorum Pontificum called Universae Ecclesiae makes it clear that there is to be no service at the altar by females for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
UE 28 reads.
28 – Praeterea, cum sane de lege speciali … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , , , | 54 Comments

QUAERITUR: A convert hungry to learn more

From a reader:
Now that I have been a Catholic for one year, I am finding that I am still thirsting for info on Catholic doctrine. I read all I can but at almost 60 I am finding it overwhelming. I … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments