Monthly Archives: July 2011

SMS et Pipationes … LATINE! MVR!

Picked up via rogueclassicism and a Google+ page: +Lauren Stein suggested coming up with a list of Latin abbreviations for texting. I’m pasting in here some ideas for that which already surfaced at the eClassics Ning a couple of years … Continue reading

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Priest physically assaulted for celebrating TLM and bringing back sacred tradition

The liberal approach. Our friends at Rorate posted a translation of an article in Italian about an incident in Ronta, near Florence. My emphases and comments: “You have been tough, but we will smash your head. Signed, Your friend Satan”. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic “Danny Boy” Prayer. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: That is strange. Last weekend we had a visiting priest and something strange happened. He sang the first part of the Eucharistic prayer to the tune of “Danny Boy”. Well, needless to say most of us were … Continue reading

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Exorcism of a Community

Troops and officers who go into battle would do well to familiarize themselves with all the weapons at their disposal.  They should know a) that they have them, b) what they do and c) how to use them and when.  … Continue reading

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26 July: Sts. Joachim and Anna, parents of Mary, Mother of God, grandparents of the Lord

Today is – in the reformed, post-Conciliar calendar – the feast of both Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior. In the traditional calendar it is the feast of St. Anna. Here … Continue reading

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ReplayTV redivivus

Do any of you readers use the great DVR ReplayTV?

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Monday Supper

I was in the mood for soup, and I didn’t care if it was a summer soup or winter soup.  Therefore, I opened up my very own autographed copy of Lorraine Wallace’s Mr. Sunday’s Soups. “More than 75 delicious homemade … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: cremation

From a reader: Father..I’m making end of life arrangements. I am a cradle Catholic.  We have a columbarium in our ____ and it all makes sense but…cremation freaks me out. Do you think Our Lord will be angry at me … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and thanks

Some recent posts of interest as they scroll along: A tot of coffee! QUAERITUR: New translation of Confiteor omitted from Mass today. We mustn’t take a vacation from prayer and God QUAERITUR: Wore a black chapel veil and women scoffed … Continue reading

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Prof. Peters on canon Law and “presumed death”

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has on his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law, an interesting post about marriage and presumption of death. I suspect that this issue could include also military combatants who are MIA. Thus, … Continue reading

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More about the new, corrected version of the Confiteor

Elsewhere I answered a question about the new, corrected ICEL version of the Confiteor.  I said I would post something more about the Confiteor.  Liberals will hate this new version, by the way.  We have already seen that (here). Here … Continue reading

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A tot of coffee!

As you may know, a “tot” is not just a small child but also a small quantity of anything, especially of some beverage, and most especially of a beverage such as rum. Here is a photo sent by a reader.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: New translation of Confiteor omitted from Mass today.

From a reader: Dear Fr Z, I’ve just been to Mass, using the new translation for the first time.  [hmmm] I was looking forward to the Confiteor, but our priest left it out. Was that because it was a weekday? … Continue reading

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We mustn’t take a vacation from prayer and God

From ZENIT: Benedict XVI Offers Tips for Summer Holidays Father Lombardi Summarizes Pontiff’s Suggestions VATICAN CITY, JULY 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is offering some tips on how to live one’s summer holiday, says a Vatican spokesman. On the most … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Wore a black chapel veil and women scoffed

From  a reader: I wore my black mantilla (it blends in with my dark brown hair better) to an OF Mass this evening for the second time (no issues the first time), but after I arrived, a group of chatty … Continue reading

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