Daily Archives: 19 December 2011

Another Minor Basilica in my native state

PRESS RELEASE: St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Named a Minor Basilica by Vatican Through the faculties granted by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has declared that Saint Stanislaus Kostka … Continue reading

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Winding down for a while?

I am getting a sense from traffic here that perhaps people are starting to wind down internet use as the final days before Christmas press on their schedules to get things done and travel.  Students are perhaps leaving their dorms.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a priest act as a deacon in the Novus Ordo? Wherein Fr. Z confesses (and rants).

From a reader: Does the [Novus Ordo] preclude the possibility of a priest serving as a deacon and not concelebrating? From the Caeremoniale Episcoporum: “22. Presbyteri, qui celebrationes episcopales participant, id solum quod ad presbyteros spectat agant; (SC n. 28) … Continue reading

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North Korea in Transition: This is a job for….

… the OCCUPIERS! Yes, now that Dear Leader has transitioned to a new, and somewhat cooler style of leadership, I think there is a huge opportunity to make an impact on World Peace. The Occupiers have been honing and honing … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Death From Above edition

I haven’t been home much lately, and so I haven’t been able to post much about the activity at the feeder. However, yesterday – I was without my camera – I was visited briefly by an American Bald Eagle!  Very … Continue reading

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Decrees from Cong. for Causes of Saints

It is both inspiring and sobering to read of the decrees about heroic virtues and also about martyrdoms.  Every single one of us are called to the former and some of us may be called to the later. I saw … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 19 December – mystery more than penance

Here is the Collect for 19 December in the 2002MR, during this period of intense preparation before Christmas: COLLECT: Deus, qui splendorem gloriae tuae per sacrae Virginis partum mundo dignatus es revelare, tribue, quaesumus, ut tantae incarnationis mysterium et fidei … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 19 December – root and branch

Here is the O Antiphon for 19 December: O Radix Jesse Again O Lord is presented a the Liberator. LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum … Continue reading

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Experiment with iPhone app

I tried an interesting experiment last night with the Ustream app on my iPhone.   I found, that I can – now – see the Z-Cam and hear Radio Sabina whereas I could not before, and there is a way also … Continue reading

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Is this your family?

From a reader. Is this your family?

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Your good news and some of your Sunday sermon observations

Do you have good news for the readers? Do you have some good points from the Sunday sermon you heard?

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