Monthly Archives: October 2011

Writing to priests, bishops, nuncio, Vatican offices with praise, rather than complaints

My friend Fr. Ray Blake posted to his blog about an outstanding idea (slightly edited).
[A] number of Scottish dioceses are going to become vacant soon, the same is true in England. What should one do? Write!
Write to the Congregation of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday sermon notes

Did you hear a good point or, perhaps, more than one point in your Sunday sermon?
What was it?

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I dunno. You decide. Sensible or snobbery.

On the site of ZAGAT (I am looking for some reviews) I saw this. I was a little annoyed by it. Sure, some of the things on this list are clearly super cheap for ingredients and preparation but … Continue reading

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Bp. Slattery: great comments on TLM, Latin, “ad orientem” worship

Several people wrote about this via email and I also saw it posted by the ever-alert folks at Rorate.  You will recall the outstanding Bp. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, about whom we have written before.  Bp. Slattery stepped in at … Continue reading

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USCCB doctrine committee confirmed its position on the theological work of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson

Remember Sr. Elizabeth Johnson?  Teacher at the Jesuit-run Fordham University?  She wrote some things about the Holy Trinity that seemed to the US Bishops not to be exactly in line with Catholic doctrine and was called on it.  She objected. … Continue reading

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What one does on flights.

I am reading this 2010 book sent by a reader here about Constantine by Paul Stephenson at the suggestion of His Hermeneuticalness the great P.P. of Blackfen and Dean of Bexley.

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Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams on the tone of language in the King James Bible

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams was interviewed on Vatican Radio.
He made comments about the language of the King James Bible, which has an important anniversary this year.  You can hear the interview here.  Listen from about the last minute or so.
Rowan … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers!

Thank you for the birthday greetings which so many of you sent.  Yet another year.  How quickly they pass.  I more and more resonate with the biblical image of the years of our lives passing as quickly as the shuttle … Continue reading

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Pagan chant to the deity Olokun in the Basilica of St. Francis during Assisi III

I think the whole Assisi III thing was overblown. I watched a bit of it and read some of the interventions. Dull.
However, someone sent this by email.  In the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, for this inter-religious … Continue reading

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WaPo on the new translation and an “ineffable” sighting!

Just what you were waiting for.  WaPo on the implementation of the new, corrected translation.
Catholics’ Mass liturgy changing; ‘ritual whiplash’ ahead?
By Michelle Boorstein, Published: October 27
English-speaking Catholics are bracing for the biggest changes to their Mass since the 1960s, a … Continue reading

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