Daily Archives: 17 August 2011

Priests/confessors at WYD given authority to lift excommunication for abortion

Via Catholic World News:
Priests hearing confessions at World Youth Day have been given the authority to lift the excommunication of penitents who have been involved in abortions.
Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid granted that authority to all the priests … Continue reading

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Reading certain things in certain places

The great Laudator has a fun entry today about the best places in which to read certain authors.
I resonate mightily with this a amusing post, since I have fond memories of a summer sitting in the sun reading 19th c. … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and thanks to readers!

NOTA BENE: In the near future I may be doing a maintenance update which could interrupt the blog for a short period. I’ll try to let you know ahead of time, but if we don’t pop up right away, … Continue reading

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Request to readers: an award, vote for a great charity – TEAM RUBICON

As you know the Catholic New Media Awards for this year have opened voting.  Even though you have to register, I hope you will give WDTPRS your support in these categories:

Best Blog by a Cleric
Best Blog by a Man
Best Produced … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a deaf priest say Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
I recently came across this article about a deaf priest recently ordained for  ___.  I’m curious – could a deaf priest ever say an EF Mass?  It seems to me that the rubrics would either (1) require him … Continue reading

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ZAGANO WATCH: UPDATE!

I am told that Phyllis Zagano, who works for the National Catholic Reporter, is still calling around in order to make trouble for me and harm my reputation.
I wrote about her here.
You will recall that her personally aimed jihad began … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Lighter fare, Non Nobis and Te Deum, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

WDTPRS POLL: Should the US Bishops have Catholics return to meatless Fridays for the whole year?

In another entry, I offered and reacted to Archbishop Dolan’s (Archd. NY) comments about our Catholic identity, external markers seen by others and ourselves which reinforce that identity and communicate it to others and the former practice of meatless Fridays … Continue reading

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Archbp. Dolan on meatless Fridays and external signs of our Catholic identity

His Excellency Most Rev. Timothy Dolan of New York City has an interesting post on his blog The Gospel in the Digital Age.  I would like to support something important he raised.
Keep in mind that Archbishop Dolan has a combox … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why don’t liberals just leave the Church?

From a reader:
Why do these liberals and people like in the LCWR stay in the Church?  Wouldn’t it make sense for them to go to the Anglicans?  They could be wymynpriests there and do all the crazy stuff they like … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Doing the Roman salute/blessing gesture

From a reader:
The recent post about the LCWR has got me wondering. Is there ever a time in the liturgy (in the rubrics, anyway) when the laity are encouraged to raise their hands in blessing? I am under the impression … Continue reading

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