Daily Archives: 17 December 2011

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December

We are in the last day of Advent.  Observe this period with greater intensity of preparation, remembering especially that Advent is mostly about preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice that the Son took up … Continue reading

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New, 2012 Ordo has arrived

Thanks to the kind folks at Angelus Press, I have a new Ordo for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. 

“But Father! But Father”, some people are about to ask, with a rising pitch:  “Why do you write about … Continue reading

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WDTPRS (AWYS): 4th Sunday of Advent: “many people pit faith against reason”

This Sunday’s Collect is also the Post Communion for the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962MR).  Some of you who recite the Angelus will recognize it.
The Annunciation was the moment of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Getting a blessing at Communion time. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
We hope to bring 2 children (extended family) to Mass on Christmas Eve. They have not been baptized.
QUAERITUR: Are unbaptized children allowed to go up to Communion with their arms crossed and receive a blessing? What about an … Continue reading

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The first podcasts of… Alexander Graham Bell: recovered!

This is for your Just Too Cool file from The History Blog, which has a very high cool quotient.
Alexander Graham Bell. Bell, his cousin Chicester Bell and their colleague Charles Sumner Tainter created a business called Volta Laboratory Associates dedicated … Continue reading

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We are amused

I have always said that when my day finally comes and I am at last named Cardinal Archbishop of Black Duck, for my … or should I say our… entrance into our cathedral to take possession of what is ours … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt (St Paul and Minneapolis) proposes Marriage Prayer for MN Amendment

From The Catholic Spirit, the newspaper and site of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, comes this.  With my emphases and comments:
To assist statewide efforts to defend and define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, Archbishop John Nienstedt has … Continue reading

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