Monthly Archives: June 2011

RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST and THANKS

As they scroll along. First, I ask your continued prayers for two personal and important intentions. Sneak preview of new Vatican News site QUAERITUR: A priest must defend “ad orientem” for the Novus Ordo QUAERITUR: Degrees of dialogue during the … Continue reading

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Sneak preview of new Vatican News site

It will apparently be online from 29 June onward. Check it out. Here.

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QUAERITUR: A priest must defend “ad orientem” for the Novus Ordo

From a priest starting ad orientem worship in his parish. Heavily edited: … [The dean] supports my decision for ad orientem in the Novus Ordo this weekend.  It will be in English.  He warned me that the bishop will give … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Degrees of dialogue during the Extraordinary Form – WDTPRS POLL

I do confess that it is sometimes disconcerting while saying Mass in the Extraordinary Form, to turn around, say “Dominus vobiscum” and not even hear crickets in return and barely a chirp from the server(s).  I have gotten used to … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay on the state of the “talks” and how the Holy Father is being undermined

SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay, at a recent ordination in Winona, MN, told his followers that rumors about the break down in talks with the Holy See should be taken with caution.  Fellay wanted people to know that he is supposed … Continue reading

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Reaction of NY bishops to the unions-contrary-nature legislation

From the website of the Archdiocese of New York. My only question… was there a statement of all the bishops before the vote took place? The following is a statement from Archbishop Timothy Dolan and the bishops of New York … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT/PODCAzT: Corpus Christi: singing the whole nine yards

I again inflict my singing on you for most of this project. Quite a while back I started a PRAYERCAzT series, wherein I read and/or sang the prayers and readings for upcoming Sundays and Feasts for the Extraordinary Form. I … Continue reading

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Eucharistic FLASH MOB – WDTPRS POLL

Please watch this whole video before reacting.  Then think about it for a few minutes before reacting. A Franciscan priest and a small group with him took it to the streets and staged a Eucharistic Flash Mob. [wp_youtube]cZ5aYoSr3Hg[/wp_youtube] What do … Continue reading

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Vespers – Nativity of John the Baptist

One frill 2nd Vespers for the feast of John the Baptist.  Vespers read from the Breviarium Romanum.  There may some some discrepancy of antiphons depending on your edition. I sing the famous hymn Ut queant laxis.

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The showdown is coming in China over bishops

The showdown is coming in China over bishops.  This is from AFP with my emphases. China wants to ordain bishops ‘without delay’ (AFP) – 10 hours ago BEIJING — China’s state-controlled Catholic church wants to ordain at least 40 bishops … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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