Daily Archives: 14 November 2011

Order, preference, authority heirarchy of documents in liturgical matters

There is a very good post by Fr. Christopher Smith at The Chant Café raised by, but not limited to, the norms issued by the Diocese of Phoenix for Communion under both kinds.
Some excerpts:
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People all over the blogosphere were quick … Continue reading

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UK: Religious ed issues and Bonus Pastor Catholic College

Priest friends I trust and lay acquaintances have asked me to jump into this and I think it is worth our time and attention.  I has been suggested that this be labelled also  “EXPLICIT MATERIAL”  or perhaps “NOT SAFE FOR … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted issues the actual norms for Communion under both kinds for D. Phoenix

His Excellency, Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, has issued formally the new guidelines for Communion under both kinds (CUBK) in that diocese.   There has been a lot of controversy about these local norms.
It was trumpeted by liberals that … Continue reading

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England/Wales: efforts to bring back lapsed Catholics

We have heard from time to time of efforts to bring lapsed Catholics back to the practice of their Faith.  WDTPRS thinks this is very important.
To that end, I read in – of all places – The Guardian that the … Continue reading

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There’s an app for that? Benedict XVI will switch on Electronic Christmas Tree via iPad

Yes, you read that right.
From Catholic News Service:
Pope set to light world’s largest Christmas tree using iPad
By Kristin Gobberg
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a tap on an iPad, Pope Benedict XVI will light the world’s largest electronic Christmas … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: saving on life cannot justify destroying another

From VIS:
SAVING ONE LIFE CANNOT JUSTIFY DESTROYING ANOTHER
VATICAN CITY, 12 NOV 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received a group of 250 participants in an international conference entitled “Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future … Continue reading

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TO ALL U.S. BISHOPS! For your November meeting, read this.

UPDATE 14 Nov 1933 GMT:
Archbishop Nienstedt was elected.
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Your Excellencies,
That bastion of support for your ecclesiastical authority, the National catholic Fishwrap, is lobbying against the election of Archbishop John Nienstedt (St. Paul and Minneapolis) as Chairman of the USCCB’s Doctrine Committee.
If … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does coffee break the Eucharistic fast?

From a reader:
My confessor (who is also a canon lawyer) told me that it is OK to drink coffee before Mass, within the sixty minute period before you receive communion. He says it’s OK to do this because “coffee has … Continue reading

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