Daily Archives: 2 October 2011

“Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God and these holy Gospels of God.”

For some work I am doing today I had occasion to re-read the old Oath Against Modernism.
In 1910 St. Pope Pius X issued Motu Proprio a document called Sacrorum Antistitum in which he provided the Church with an °Oath Against … Continue reading

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How to save a wet book.

A friend of mine who works in a diocesan chancery sent me a copy of a reference guide about how to keep and care for parish sacramental records.  Very cool.  Very informative.  The 1983 Code of Canon Law requires that … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Personal Parish Granted to the FSSP in Fort Wayne

For your Brick By Brick file.
A reader alerted me to the following from The TLM in Michiana:
Personal Parish Granted to the FSSP in Fort Wayne
Father Gabet announced at Mass this morning that Bishop Kevin Rhoades in a letter to the … Continue reading

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“I had honestly forgotten that the Sacrament of Reconciliation existed.”

The following note in my email today is what makes it worth what I have to do to continue with this blog.
From a reader with my emphases:
Recently, after a long period away from the Church I have come back.
In an … Continue reading

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Waiting and waiting and waaaaaiting in line for confession. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
If you’re sitting in the box and no one’s coming, double-check to make sure the other side isn’t stuck in the “occupied mode”.
Father, I went to confession last night, as did several other people.
We patiently stood in line … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 16th Sunday after Pentecost: Our good works bound up in His grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in … Continue reading

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TOWNHALL: Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?

This is an excellent piece from Townhall.
Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?
Ken Blackwell
Columnist, Townhall.com
Daniel Webster was the most famous lawyer of his day. In 1819, the “Godlike Daniel” stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued passionately … Continue reading

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