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!
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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.

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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 to … 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 … 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 you linked … 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 of … 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 takes … 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 was … 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 EME. … Continue reading

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