Daily Archives: 1 July 2011

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QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes
NCR owes Bp. Finn an apology for an insulting analogy – follow-up
More on the Etymology of Kumbaya
Can Catholics preserve, for our own flock, true marriage?
Bp. Tobin … Continue reading

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“the terrible, satanic beef devil”

With a tip of the biretta to Against The Grain I point your prurient fascination for the insane to this great moment in American history.
There is a story on Bad Mouth – and be aware that that site isn’t for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes

From a reader:
We were very recently assigned a new priest, and he has only finished his second week at our church. He wanted to make some changes that would put us more in line with the new liturgical movement.
These changes … Continue reading

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1 July: St. Aaron, the brother of Moses

Some people may not realize that many great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and are listed in the Roman Martyrology.
1 July, is the feast of St. Aaron, the brother of Moses (also a saint).
Here is his entry … Continue reading

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Homer bombed.

Sometimes Homer – or vice Homer – the spell-checker nods.
This was in a parish bulletin in Arkansas.  The parish priest laudably is worried about his flock and wanted them to have, it seems, a civil defense drill.
Duck and cover.  I’ll … Continue reading

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1 July: Day for the Sanctification of Priests

Today is, in the post-Conciliar calendar, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
It is also the Day for the Sanctification of Priests.
Please, friends and enemies alike, pray for priests.  I ask a prayer for myself.

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More on the Etymology of Kumbaya

From the Laudator:
More on the Etymology of Kumbaya
Eric Thomson writes:
I found Michael Cervesarius’ Isidorian conjecture on the etymology of Kumbaya (LTA, May 31st) wholly convincing. Now I know why I need a drink every time I overhear the song. Johannes … Continue reading

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Can Catholics preserve, for our own flock, true marriage?

One of the reasons I go on and on about a renewal of liturgical worship is without such a renewal, there can be no renewal of Catholic identity.  And if we don’t have a strong Catholic identity within the Church, … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin of Providence on contrary-to-nature unions: “Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our state”

His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, whom we have seen before in these electronic pages, issued a statement about the legislative approval of contrary-to-nature unions.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Office of Communications
June 30, 2011Statement of Bishop Tobin on … Continue reading

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