Daily Archives: 28 November 2011

SERIOUS Occupy Wall Street commentary. No, really.

You all know by know how much I admire the Occupy Wall Street movement.  A comedian I never watch seems to esteem them about as much as I do.
This is brought to WDTPRSers at the urging of the great Fabrizio … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Alert!

Hmmm…

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The new translation and “twice a year catholics”

From a reader about “C & E catholics”… those who darken the church’s door at Christmas and Easter.
Four Sundays from now, on Christmas, the “Twicers” will attend without the benefit of the explanations.
The following are for your consideration, totally as … Continue reading

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One thing NOT to do with the obsolete “Sacramentary”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At CNA there is an article picking up on earlier commentary on the USCCB about what to do with the now happily obsolete – that feels so good to write –  copies of the book called the Sacramentary, which has … Continue reading

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“The Belt of the Mother of God”

Here is a fascinating post from the Director of SPUC, Mr. John Smeaton.  Check out the very first part:
Vladamir Putin turns to Mary to halt Russia’s population decline
Under the headline “Mother of God’s Belt comes to Russia to help reverse … Continue reading

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Refusing to “learn the damn prayers”.

Ultra-liberal Huffington Post has an article on the implementation of the new, corrected translation.
Here is one of the dumbest things I have read to date about this new, translation, even from some the professional whiners.
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Maribeth Lynch, 51, a publisher from … Continue reading

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Your Good News and Sunday Sermon Notes

Do you have any good news for us?
Was there some particularly good point in the Sunday sermon you heard?

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O Magnum Mysterium

For your Advent, pre-Christmas reflection… the text from Matins of Christmas.
Think about this for the next month, in the version by Lauridsen, sung about as well as you might hear it sung.
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
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