Daily Archives: 29 September 2011

Bp. Thomas Doran (D. Rockford) on kneeling for Holy Communion… heh heh…

In this last week’s edition of The Wanderer, we read a reprint of a column by Most Rev. Thomas Doran, Bishop of Rockford.  I believe it was originally on the site of the diocese on 2 September 2011.
My emphases and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do we have to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary?

From a reader:
I have a kind of…confused question for you here, im told that i dont need to say the Luminous Mysteries, im told Pope John Paul II “suggested” it, not declared that it must be said, i wonder this … Continue reading

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New Kindles coming

I have been enjoying my Kindle enormously. I have the Kindle 3g which has a keyboard. I was sceptical at first but I have been won over. It is especially useful for books I don’t especially want to … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap getting it wrong about abortion and capital punishment.

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap, Jamie Manson has flung herself headlong into another error.
I won’t torment you with a fisking of the whole article.  Suffice it to say that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is said to have defended, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Kissing the priest’s hand

From a reader:
I was coerced into attending a church function tonight with a number of the other Latin Mass members and the priest (a member of the FSSP).
When the priest arrived and the greetings started, I noticed everyone kiss the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Latin and languages in seminary

From a seminarian:
I am a seminarian from the southern region of the US. Here at seminary, there are many guys, I myself included, who are more traditionally minded who enjoy Latin and orthodoxy. Others however, see that the hispanic populations … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI “walked through the ferocious pack of media dogs without losing his composure”

Read this whole thing.
From CNA comes this about the Pope’s visit to Germany.
A highlight:
“(D)amage to the Church comes not from her opponents but from uncommitted Christians.”
And also,
“The Pope gave appropriate directions. The fate of the Church and of the faith, … Continue reading

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LATINUM ITER MONTANUM … WYOMINGENSE

My friend Prof. Nancy Llewellyn of Wyoming Catholic College sent the following:
Since you’re a fan of Wyoming and a strenuissimus fautor of Latin, I thought you might be interested to know that the Latin Program here at WCC has … Continue reading

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