Monthly Archives: August 2011

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 above.  You … 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 21-year-old UW-Madison student … 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 it?

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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 out … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci, the destruction of Catholic identity, and you.

At the Catholic Thing there is a must read article by George Marlin about the uber-anti-Catholic and founder of Italian Communism, the brilliant but twisted Antonio Gramsci.
Understanding Gramsci and the Italian version of Communism is verrrrrry important for faithful Catholics … Continue reading

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Can you spell CYLON? NASA wakes up Robonaut 2!

For your Just TOO Cool! file, comes thos from CBC and NASA.
Robot astronaut wakes up in space
NASA’s humanoid robot has finally awoken in space.
Ground controllers turned Robonaut 2 on Monday for the first time since it was delivered to the … Continue reading

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More on the decision about altar boys at the Cathedral in Phoenix

In the diocesan newpaper of Phoenix, The Catholic Sun, there is a follow up article about the decision of the rector of the cathedral to have only altar boys serving.  Read here and here for more.
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On the light side

In another entry the question was raised about how many wymyn’s ordination groups it takes to change a light bulb.   The flip side could be this.
How many religious and diocesan priests does it take to change a fuse?
From GloriaTV:
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More reactions to the East Coast Earthquake

Under another entry some people have shared their experiences of the East Coast Earthquake yesterday.  Another set of reactions is provided by the website of the National Zoo, here.
I especially liked these:

About three seconds before the quake, Mandara (a … Continue reading

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In my pursuit of fraternal charity, I may now have a new prayer in my arsenal.

A priest friend, Fr. GR, sent my the link to this story in The Guardian, which I had to share.
Tuscan friars ask God to deliver diarrhoea for basilica bible thief
Franciscans of San Salvatore al Monte pin up prayer hoping unknown … Continue reading

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The cost of WYD

In Spain, before and during the World Youth Day gathering in Madrid, the secularist critics and enemies of God and His Church and – by most accounts- good taste, claimed that the cost of WYD was extravagant and wasteful and … Continue reading

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The Extent of Fraternal Charity

From my reading, my daily portion, after Mass today:
If charity were based on our neighbor’s qualities, on his merits or his worth, if it were based on the consolation and benefits we receive from him, it would be impossible to … Continue reading

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St. Bartholomew, Apostle and a menu suggestion

I have an affection for today’s saint not only for the way in which he died (a way of being treated familiar to many priests of more traditional leaning) but also because my first ecclesiastical office was … Continue reading

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REQUEST TO READERS TO PRAY FOR A PRIEST

I have asked in the past to pray for some personal intentions I have and which weigh on me right now.  I still need the help of your prayers.
Also, I ask you in an urgent way, right now, to stop, … Continue reading

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Houston: Extraordinary Form PARISH to be established by Card. DiNardo

Speaking of Houston, I just noticed that our friends at Rorate posted this.
For your Brick by Brick file.
Wonderful news for the faithful of the largest city in the great state: a full Parish, exclusively dedicated to the Traditional Roman Liturgy … Continue reading

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Houston, 26-28 Aug: Catholic New Media – Catholiconexpo

Are you anywhere near Houston?  Can you get there?

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Washington DC and Exodus

I understand that an earthquake rumbled up Washington DC today.  Let’s see… isn’t there going to be a hurricane later in the week?
Holy Moses!  When do the frogs and locusts arrive?  Will the reflecting pool on the Mall turn to … Continue reading

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Red and Black in the Wild

Check out Fr. Longenecker’s site for some liberal liturgical hijinx.
There is a Red and Black reference.

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The power of intercessory prayer

I just heard a fascinating story about a medical doctor who, for his practice, has hired two people to pray for patients and for himself and the staff, to apply also intercessory prayer.  The doctor sees this as a necessary … Continue reading

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