Daily Archives: 7 September 2011

QUAERITUR: Is liturgical dance legitimate?

From a reader:

I have been Catholic for two and a half years and today I went to theparish I attend to become a RCIA sponser. The subject of LiturgicslDance came up and I was informed that it is a perfectly … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on reception of the new translation

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, the indomiable William Oddie has comments about the first Sunday Mass with the new, corrected translation.
I like this bit:
Well, the new translation of the Mass is now up and running, and, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SUPPER: porky tomatoy cheesy follow up

I thought to give you all a follow up to our POLL on what I was to make for Sunday Supper on Sunday last.  You chose spaghetti alla carbonara.  I had some pancetta in the freezer, a gift from a … Continue reading

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A moment with the psalmist, Pope Benedict, and St. Augustine

Spend a moment in your midday with ….
Psalm 3
The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom.
Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? many are they who rise up against me.
Many say to … Continue reading

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Design for a new cathedral in Raleigh. Great!

Is it possible that the Silly Season of church architecture is coming to an end?
I saw at CMR that His Excellency Most Rev. Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, help a presser about the construction of a new cathedral church for … Continue reading

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Praying for rain

In the Extraordinary Form edition of the Missale Romanum there are texts for a Votive Mass ad petendam pluviam… to ask for rain.
COLLECT (1962):
Deus, in quo vivimus, movemur, et sumus:
pluviam nobis tribue congruentem:
ut, praesentibus subsidiis sufficienter adiuti,
sempiterna fiducialius appetamus.
This prayer … Continue reading

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Our traces on the Moon

I don’t have a Truly and Fantastically Super Cool category, but if I did, this would be in it.
NASA has clear photos of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. The photos show the twists and turns of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to confess past, forgotten sins?

From a reader:
I made a big confession spanning over many years of not going to Confession a few months ago. I thought I had made a good and thorough Examination of Conscience, as it took me close to a month … Continue reading

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16 September – England and Wales – Return to meatless Fridays

The Bishops have decided to re-establish the practice that this penance should be fulfilled simply by abstaining from meat and by uniting this to prayer
On 16 September in England and Wales, Catholics are asked by the Catholic bishops … Continue reading

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