Daily Archives: 18 July 2011

Great animated movies

Tonight I caught a few minutes of The Incredibles.  This is a fun movie.  This movie has it all, for adults of a certain age.  I’m a sucker for super-hero movies anyway going way back.  I had my own Superman … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Magnum Incendium Romae!

Today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64.
I’m just sayin’…

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QUAERITUR: Deacons receiving Communion more than twice a day – Fr. Z rants

From a transitional deacon:
Is it lawful for a deacon to communicate more than twice on a Sunday, or any other day, for that matter?
I am currently a transitional deacon, and I am unsure if deacons can receive more than twice … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed or ordained but not in the state of grace – Fr. Z rants

From a reader:
My question is regarding confirmation. Do those who receive the sacrament have to be in a state of grace in order for it to take? (the answer, I assume, is yes). I ask this because I am not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I make the Act of Contrition in Latin?

From a reader, edited:
Would it be acceptable, when in the confessional, to recite the Act of Contrition in Latin?
Over the past several years I have become proficient in a fair number of Latin prayers, including those of the Rosary, simply … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Validity of baptism when water touches only the hair – Fr Z rants

From a deacon:
I was wondering how safe it is to assume that water flowing over the hair along with the correct words constitutes a valid baptism. I ask because there were just 12 babies baptized in my parish and some … Continue reading

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Soap Sisters Summer Sale

Perhaps you will remember the Soap Sisters about whom I have written a few times.   The fine Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ, produce Seignadou Soap to help keep life and limb … Continue reading

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Kindling your interest in a new way to devour books

I like listening to audio books.  They allow me to do other chore-like things which don’t in themselves require intense concentration.  They are great for long road-trips in a car or on an airplane.
I have also enjoyed – for more … Continue reading

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The next Archbishop of Philadelphia, gossip, and my proposals to readers

We may read soon about a nomination of a new Archbishop of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia has long brought elevation to the cardinalate.  So once did St. Louis and Detroit.  Conditions change.
The main candidate I have heard about for Philadelphia is Archbp. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Catholics and “secret societies”… and group blogs of anonymous bloggers

From a reader:
In your recent post, the examination of conscience listed a question about secret societies. I am theology teacher in a diocese where we have many unfaithful priests in positions of influence. A group of lay people, most with … Continue reading

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