Daily Archives: 31 December 2011

Prayers for new USA Anglican Ordinariate

The new Ordinariate for Anglicans will be official on 1 January 2011.
Members will be received and shepherds will be appointed.
May I ask your prayers for everyone involved in this new initiative of unity?
Remember to say a prayer for Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Theban Sphinx Edition

You know the story of Oedipus.
Here is a terracotta bell-krater from Paestum in S Italy. It is attributed to Python in the last quarter of the 4th c. BC.

Closer.

Closer.

In S Italy the tragic Oedipus was sometimes depicted in the … Continue reading

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Another way to get Father’s attention!

A reader alerted me to this amusing bit at the blog Acts of Apostasy. Apparently a parishonert at Divine Tambourine parish was fed up with the liturgical abuses inflicted by the priest and, having been rebuffed a few times, … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Report: Franciscan Edition

I am still puzzling over what happened in that fortune cookie factory.

And the wontons in chile oil were great!

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QUAERITUR: Hand-missal for new, corrected translation. Reader needs help!

From a reader:
Dear Father:
I want to purchase a daily Missal for the first time in my 53 years. I
want to buy the “best” version. However, I do not know what that is. I searched your site first as well as NLM … Continue reading

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If you install it, they will kneel.

Is kneeling the new standing?
From a deacon:
We just finished a refurbishing of the inside of our church shortly
before Christmas which included bringing out of the basement the old
altar rail and re-installing it . For midnite mass our pastor
announced before mass … Continue reading

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Brick by brick! A reader describes how the Sacrament of Penance is being revived.

It is of critical importance that we rebuild, revive the use of the Sacrament of Penance. One way to start would be to hear confessions for a few minutes before Masses.
From a reader:
I’ve noticed over the last … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why so many variations in Mass depending on the priest?

From a reader:
I am a new convert to the Faith within the last nine months, and I am
still in the process of joining the Church formally. As such I’m still
learning a good deal about the Church, her liturgy, etc. One … Continue reading

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