Monthly Archives: June 2011

St. Paul/Mpls: Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession – Sunday 26 June

Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession, Sunday, June 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor to the Cathedral of St. Paul. Bring your family and friends for this festive walk with our Eucharistic Lord. Ice cream social follows. Park in the … Continue reading

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What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say?

When the new English translation of the Roman Missal is released, it will sport a new translation of the GIRM, the General Institution/Instruction of the Roman Missal.
There are, of course, adaptations for the USA and other Anglophone regions.
As it happens, … Continue reading

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Visiting a Roman basilica? There’s an app for that.

It would be nice to have some silence during visits to beautiful churches in Europe.
This comes from CNA:
Vatican hopes iPod can bring silence to Rome’s churches
Rome, Italy, Jun 24, 2011 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has introduced a … Continue reading

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Close asteriod flyby – 27 June

From Space Weather.
ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above Earth’s surface on Monday, June 27th. NASA analysts say there is no chance the space rock will strike Earth. Nevertheless, the encounter is so … Continue reading

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Re-orienting a church

For your Brick By Brick file from the Mercury News, with my emphases and comments.
Developer renovates Pittsburg [California] Catholic church
By Rick Radin
PITTSBURG — A 41-year-old Catholic church that was showing its age has a new look thanks to its most … Continue reading

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Vespers for Corpus Christi (BrevRom)

No frill vespers read from the Breviarium Romanum.

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – Post Communion – using God

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, or Corpus Christi, Corpus Domini in some places, actually falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, not on Sunday.  It is supposed to correspond to the Mass of the Last … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – Super Oblata – Eucharist: sign of unity, flashpoint of discord

The Roman calendar observes Corpus Christi today.  In another place I drilled into the Collect.   Let’s look at the Super Oblata, or “Prayer over the gifts”, in the new, corrected translation called the “Prayer over the offerings”.
SUPER OBLATA (2002MR):
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NYC, Manhattan 23 June: Corpus Christi with procession

Today, Thursday, 23 June at 6 pm there will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament, in Manhattan, NYC, at the Church of the Holy Innocents (128 W 37th – btw … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi no frills Matins (Breviarium Romanum)

No frill Matins for Corpus Christi with the Roman Breviary.  Perhaps the weary brethren can make use of it.  The hymn is particularly nice.
You can follow on Divinum Officium or your iPhone app BrevMeum.
In recording, I had a few interruptions, … Continue reading

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Too stupid for words: planting trees instead of going to confession

I am not making this up.  This is from Treehugger.
Really.
Priest in Brazil Replaces Prayer With Tree-Planting
by Stephen Messenger, Porto Alegre, Brazil on 06.22.11
Planting trees may be a great way to help save the environment, but thanks to one Catholic diocese … Continue reading

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A face only the sculptor could love

Remember this?

Direct from an episode of Doctor Who, comes this new statue at the Stazione Termini in Rome.
Some people think it is monstrous.
I am one of them.
The sculptor is defending his work.
From CNA:

John Paul II sculptor defends his work
By David … Continue reading

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Too much time in the southern sun, methinks.

From Fides et Forma and …
… direct from Bari… it’s… the SUMMER SOLSTICE!

E’ accaduto ieri nella Cattedrale di Bari: il parroco, don Franco Lanzolla, ha ritenuto opportuno organizzare in occasione del solstizio (quando i raggi di sole filtrati … Continue reading

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A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!

A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!
This is the motto you will see on a website for an organization which defends priests.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii
Here is something from their front page.
We provide life-saving care for thousands of priests experiencing difficulties. … Continue reading

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When people say stupid things about the Church, can you respond? REVIEW: Michael Coren

This note from The Catholic League about the ignorant boor and failed-TV personality Keith Olbermann gives me a chance to talk about something else.
But first, the note from The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue:
OLBERMANN’S IGNORANCE IS APPALLING
On last night’s edition of … Continue reading

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Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More

From the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum.
Sanctorum Ioannis Fisher, episcopi, et Thomae More, martyrum, qui, cum Henrico regi Octavo in controversia de eius matrimonio repudiando et de Romani Pontificis primatu restitissent, in Turrem Londinii in Anglia trusi sunt.  Ioannes Fisher, episcopus Roffensis, … Continue reading

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Hats on to the Holy Father

A couple fun views of the Holy Father from today’s Wednesday Audience.
The first one calls for some caption.

This one speaks for itself.

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When gladiator “umps” made bad calls

This interesting article is in The Daily Mail.  Very cool stuff about gladiators and tombstones.
Roman gladiator’s gravestone blames poor refereeing for losing a key battle (and his life)
Scientist finally decodes epitaph on tombstone
By Daily Mail Reporter
His tomb was unearthed about … Continue reading

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Handmissal for the NEW, CORRECTED translation available!

There is a new edition of the Daily Roman Missal available for pre-order.  This new, third edition has the new, corrected ICEL translation which will go into effect at the beginning of Advent 2011.  Only 5 months away!
I have also … Continue reading

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The worldwide killing of girls.

On the site of the WSJ there is a disturbing article about the destruction of girl children in favor of boys in some countries.
The War Against Girls
Since the late 1970s, 163 million female babies have been aborted by parents seeking … Continue reading

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