Daily Archives: 24 October 2011

Book/Library database software

I have a lot of books. I know an old priest who has even more.  A LOT more. One of these days his library will have to be cataloged. What am I saying… MINE has to be cataloged! Does anyone … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

First off, thanks to readers who have sent things from the wish lists or donations. I have your names jotted down and will remember you next Saturday when I will say Mass for the intention of my benefactors. And thanks … Continue reading

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In retribution for my sins… a terrible thought to make the blood run cold! Save me, O Lord!

I just had a horrible though that made my blood run cold….. It just occurred to me what a Dantesque contrapasso it would be – for my black and horrible sins – were some bishops to engineer me being assigned … Continue reading

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Catholics on social issues in Minnesota

As I have written before, during the 2012 election run-up Minnesota will be a battle-ground state for the defense of marriage issue.  The Catholic bishops of Minnesota will be deeply involved.  Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has all … Continue reading

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Samuel Gregg on the new “white paper” from the Pont. Con. for Justice and Peace

From National Review Online comes a piece by the eminent Samuel Gregg, a fine scholar with his head screwed on in the correct direction. He gives some reactions to the new “white paper” as I call it from the Pontifical … Continue reading

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A reader used an Examination of Conscience to identify a sin

A while back I linked to the site of Fr. Tim Finigan’s parish where he has made available different examinations of conscience. Thank you for this invaluable advice. I found a check-box style examination of conscience similar to the one … Continue reading

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A proposal for a “traditional” edition of the Ordinary Form missal in English

At NLM Shawn Tribe has offered a proposal for an Ordinary Form Roman Missal with the new, corrected translation in a format much like the usual editions of the older Missale Romanum.  He has some sample pages. If an edition … Continue reading

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The new “white paper” from the Pont. Council Justice and Peace. Fr. Z rants like loon.

I am reading through the new “white paper” (I won’t dignify it with “document”) from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and trying to keep my blood pressure down. I have a few things to digest yet, and it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Novus Ordo” Ordinal for ordaining bishops, priests, deacons

From a reader: Leo XIII condemned Anglican orders and succession as invalid since 1552. Even after re-admitting the prayers regarding the “work and office of a priest” in the ordination 100 years later, the line had become extinct so it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A lay person asked me to be an Extraordinary Minister for a Mass

From a reader: This evening during Mass a man I casually know came up to me and asked me to fill-in for a no-show as an extraordinary minister of the Precious Blood. I am not and have never been an … Continue reading

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Your news and your notes

Please share some good news with the readership.  And if there was some good point from the Sunday sermon you heard, let us know! For my part, I have two points. First, I received some nice – early but nice … Continue reading

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