Monthly Archives: August 2011

Like Don Camillo? There’s an app for that.

Some of you may know that I have read many of Giovanni Guareschi’s Don Camillo stories in PODCAzTs.  I haven’t done any for a while, but they are in the archive and I will get back to them, I promise. … Continue reading

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A priest’s nightmare

This is horrific.  From the St. Catherine Standard. Extorting $90,000 from priest earns jail time for Niagara man By Peter Downs, Standard Staff Updated 3 days ago A Niagara Falls man who preyed on a Catholic priest’s fear of being … Continue reading

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What do these words have in common: cathedraticum, dicastery, juridic, quinquennial, Referendary, Signatura, and vindicative

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Peters, at his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law, has this fun post: Taking Microsoft to canon law school This has never happened to me. I’m typing away on a canon law paper, just … Continue reading

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Houston: Catholicon 2011 gets underway

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The music you listen to can rot your brain, make you stupider and kill your soul.

One of my philosophy profs, a former Marine DI, told us that if everything that goes into our brains has no or little relation to reality, then we can’t expect to produce good and rational results.  We will be, in … Continue reading

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CDF speculations

You might want to have a look at the intrepid Andrea Tornielli’s article in La Stampa (in English) about the proximate need for a a new Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Card. Levada is coming … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about Communion

Get rid of row by row Communion during Mass. Not much of a rant there, come to think of it.  But the combox should be rich, if people will self-edit.

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Catholic League on ban against clergy during NYC 9/11 ceremony

From The Catholic League: CLERGY BANNED FROM 9/11 NYC CEREMONY Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the clergy from speaking at the 9/11 ceremony next month: After the … Continue reading

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John Allen on SSPX/Rome talks. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My friend the nearly-ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr, the fair-minded writer for the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter has an interesting piece about an upcoming meeting scheduled between SSPX Bishop Bernard Fellay and the CDF in Rome to review their … Continue reading

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CNA: Catholic US Military Archdiocese sees rise in priestly vocations: SPECIAL APPEAL FROM FR. Z TO READERS

It is a regret of mine that I didn’t sign up for military chaplain service when I had the chance.  I am more than likely too old now and hindsight is 20/20.  In any event, at one point I did … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Does an all-male sanctuary foster vocations to the priesthood?

If you are a blogger, may I ask that you link to this poll?  It would be good to have a large sampling. UPDATE 1407 GMT: And also…. added as an afterthought, so the numbers might not match the poll … Continue reading

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Should the infamous “altar girl” decision be reversed? Wm. Oddie opines. WDTPRS POLLS included.

The formidable William Oddie, a columnist of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion piece on the 1994 interpretation of the Latin Church’s Canon Law which permitted service at the altar by females.   Keep in mind … Continue reading

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TLM in D. Madison, WI: a growing minority

From the Madison State Journal: Growing number of Catholics push for return to Latin Mass DOUG ERICKSON | derickson@madison.com | 608-252-6149 Ellie Arkin doesn’t speak Latin, so upon entering Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Madison on a recent Sunday, the … Continue reading

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A portentous day

Late in the day, but on this day in ancient history: 72 A.D. — martyrdom of Bartholomew at Albanopolis 79 A.D. — Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae 410 A.D. — Alaric sacks Rome Quite a portentous day, isn’t … Continue reading

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What Rome’s CDW says about altar boys, girl altar boys, and lay service at the altar in general

I have been getting some… interesting, I think could be the word … email since I posted my praise and defense of Fr. Lankeit, Rector of the Cathedral in Phoenix where the excellent Bp. Olmsted presides. For those of you … Continue reading

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