Daily Archives: 26 December 2011

QUAERITUR: “openly gay EMHC, an ex-priest”

From a reader:
I come from a mid-sized parish with at least 10 EMHCs every Sunday, which just seems like way too much. I’ve also noticed that they give blessings, with the laying on of hands and everything, to catechumens, non-Catholics, etc. I’m a … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Met “Hoopoe” Edition

In the new Near East section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you are able to view “The Concourse of the Birds”, which is on a folio of the Mantiq al-Tair (Language of the Birds) of ‘Attar, painted in about … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Genuflecting during the Creed on Christmas.

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, when the Creed is said or sung, all present bend the knee or kneel at the words “et incarnatus est“.  In the Ordinary Form this practice was reduced only to two days … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How did you fulfill your Christmas/Sunday Mass obligation? (With a short rant about Hell.)

Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and also certain other “days of precept”, also called Holy Days of Obligation. We fulfill our obligation by attending Mass (or Divine Liturgy of course) on the day itself or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest returns to his ad libs during Mass.

From a reader:
After almost four weeks of doing his best to “say the black and do the
red,” our pastor has started to revert to ad libbing at Mass.
At our Christmas Masses, he began by welcoming the congregation before
the Penitential Rite. … Continue reading

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A Rosary for the Christian-Lutheran Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista Movement

On the Feast of the Proto-Martyr, killed for proclaiming Christ in the public square, we should take note of the erosion of the Catholic identity our forebears died for.
Notice that in the background, there is a Gothic chasuble.
The site Bad … Continue reading

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Your good news and sermon notes for Christmas!

So!  How was Christmas?  Do you have any good news for the readers?
Also, was there are particularly good point from the Christmas sermon you heard?
(Yes, I am in fact trying to get you to listen more carefully and make a … Continue reading

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