Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Pope everyone forgets to remember

Today in 1978 Pope John Paul I died.
Please say a prayer for Papa Luciani today.
33 days.  Not the shortest reign as Bishop of Rome, but pretty short.

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QUAERITUR: What if someone walks away with a Host?

From a reader:
Father, what is proper procedure when someone walks up, receives the Eucharist in the hand (BTW, this is the best reason for forcing receiving it by the mouth) and tries to walk out with It? Twice I have … Continue reading

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Horsing around

There are famous horses.  I’ll bet you can think of a few with no effort at all.
Off the top of my head there were famous real horses, such as Alexander’s Bucephalous, Caesar’s strange toed-steed which I think was also Bucephalous, … Continue reading

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Listen closely.

From a priest friend comes this.

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Serious discrepancies in USCCB’s derogations from the GIRM concerning EMHCs.

From a reader about a curious discrepancy on the site of the USCCB about the General Instruction/Institution of the Roman Missal.
On the USCCB site for the new edition of the GIRM [2011] (HERE) there is a link to Derogations on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Things omitted from marriage rite. Was it valid?

From a reader:
I attended a wedding recently. A Catholic woman married an unbaptized man in what was just the blessing- not the full Nuptial Mass. The priest allowed (!) the unbaptized groom to omit the “In the name of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I divorce my spouse to protect him from my long dormant, unknown herpes?

From a reader:
I have been married for 12+ years faithfully. To the best of my knowledge my husband has also been faithful. He says as much and I believe him. Recently I was diagnosed with genital herpes. As you may … Continue reading

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Bp. Vasa of Santa Rosa about the new, corrected translation

From a reader:
Last night I attended a talk by Santa Rosa Ca Diocese Bishop Vasa. He explained aspects of the new translation with powerpoint presentation help. This was for lay people and quite well attended by mainly older people, but … Continue reading

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Common gesture of reverence in unity with… whom?

This again.
From a seminarian somewhere in the depths of Canada comes an excerpt of text from an insert on the new, corrected translation prepared for parish bulletins (my emphases):
“The third change is related to approaching Communion.  As each person approaches … Continue reading

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Bugninicare, revisited

A friend and I were talking this morning and he brought back to mind something I posted a few years ago.
Given the fact that, as this presidential election cycle revs up and Obamacare is a huge issue, it is opportune … Continue reading

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