Daily Archives: 16 October 2011

Sunday wrap up

I had a very pleasant Sunday.
First, a quiz.  Who can say what that object is.  Yes, we know that the statue is St. Philomena.

After the Sunday Masses, I went with His Hermeneuticalness to Chislehurst to meet our friend Fr. Brigg’s … Continue reading

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“what a tomorrow for the future is any term that can be comprehended in cipher or counters?”

As I wind down a day, I am listening to a reading of Patrick O’Brian’s Clarissa Oakes, known in the USA as The Truelove.
Martin, an Anglican minister but sailing in HMS Surprise as surgeon’s assistant, not being a great preacher, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests obliged to say the daily Office but not daily Mass.

From a reader:
It is my understanding that those ordained to the priesthood are bound by canon law to pray the main hours of the Divine Office daily. I think by main hours, it is Matins, Lauds, Sext?, Vespers & Compline. However, how come … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict talks about “New Evangelization”

From CNA:
Pope believes secularized nations can become Christian again
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2011 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Today Pope Benedict XVI told over 8,000 Catholics involved in the “new evangelization” that he has every confidence they can return their … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Some people go to the Communion rail quite early.

From a reader:
In my parish, some of the parishioners approach the Communion Rail at what seems to be too early a time. They go up as the second Confiteor is said by the servers, and are kneeling at the rail … Continue reading

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