Daily Archives: 17 October 2011

QUAERITUR: Mind goes blank during confession

From a reader:
I went to Confession the other day, and my biggest fear came true- my mind went completely blank.
What happened was the guy ahead of me informed the priest (he’s a visiting priest) that we could hear everything he was … Continue reading

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A reader’s experience of the Extraordinary Form

From a reader:
Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of attending my second
Extraordinary Form mass. It was held in honor of the close of our parish’s Forty Hours devotion.
Unlike the first mass where I felt overwhelmed and a little lost, this time I … Continue reading

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“the risk of a despotism freed from every fetter”

The other day I stood at the place where King Henry VIII was born.  I recall the exhibit at the British Library a couple years back for the centenary of the coronation of that King.  On the way into the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Didn’t finish penance from confession before Communion.

From a reader:
Yesterday before mass I went to confession and by the time I was in the confessional, the bells of the consecration were ringing. My pennance was 12 Our Fathers and 12 Hail Mary’s. (I had confessed some mortal sins, and therefore … Continue reading

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Chiesa: Vatican II, continuity and/or rupture

I am scanning some things on the web from my phone, which makes this clunky, but do check out the latest on Chiesa. A provocative paragraph:

A third development of the discussion regards a thesis of Vatican II that is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ringing bells during Mass

I will leave this to the readers to help with.
I’m training the altar servers at my parish, and we want to add ringing the sanctus bells at the epiclesis. In the 3rd edition of the roman missal, when should the bells be … Continue reading

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England: 27-28 Oct meeting of Confraternity of Catholic Clergy

I have written before about the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy which has formed in England.  Here is a note about their progress. I picked this up from His Hermeueticalness’s blog:
The British Province of St Gregory the Great of the … Continue reading

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Your good news and your Sunday sermon remarks

Do you have any good news to share with the readership?
And is there some good point from your Sunday sermon you can pass along?

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