Daily Archives: 28 July 2011

Smartphone obsession

I use my smartphone, an iPhone, to keep up with email, which flows in at a rate I can’t handle, and to post to or moderate this beast of a blog.  I use it for some light SMS texting too.  … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares: the “entire Church” should receive Communion kneeling. Fr. Z rants.

The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die.
The sin of our first parents, at … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “They get the Ratzinger Marshall Plan better than many Catholics.”

My friend the great Fabricius Romanus, paterfamilias, sent me a reaction to the story I shared here about a priest in Italy who was physically assaulted by someone invoking Satan, because the priest was reintroducing traditional elements of Catholic worship.
Fabrizio, … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS keep scrolling

Here are easy links to some recent posts.
First of all:
Archbp. Sambi, Papal Nuncio to the USA – R.I.P.
Thereafter:

WDTPRS – The Doxology, Great Amen, and YOU: The mighty voice of the one True Priest
On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom
Oxford: a … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson v Alexander Hamilton

I have been avoiding the tar baby of the debt ceiling debate, but I can at least able to say this.  I am pretty much fed up and disgusted by most the players involved.  “A Pox!”, I cry, “on both … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – The Doxology, Great Amen, and YOU: The mighty voice of the one True Priest

Here is my latest hecatomb for The Wanderer to which you may subscribe digitally.
I worked my way through an examination of the new, corrected translation of the Order of Mass, including the Roman Canon.  Then I returned to look at, … Continue reading

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience:
From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases:
4. [...] What manner of man ought [the priest] to … Continue reading

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Oxford: a painting by Michelangelo indentified?

For your Just Too Cool file, comes this from CNS:
Jesuits at Oxford find painting believed to be by Michelangelo
A painting of Christ’s crucifixion believed to be the work of Michelangelo has been hanging in the residence of a small Jesuit … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Giiving a gift to the priest after a baptism

From a reader:
Do you recommend giving a stipend to the priest and/or parish when an infant is baptized? If so, how much is a good amount?
This is the old question of “stole fees” which I have presented on this blog … Continue reading

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