Monthly Archives: December 2011

Whatever happend to transparency?

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap there is an interesting story about SNAP resisting a deposition. Whatever happened to the transparency SNAP always demands from everyone else? Hasn’t SNAP perpetually demanded that every diocese hand over every scrap of paper … Continue reading

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Your checked luggage: where does it go?

Biretta tip to Patrick Madrid, who also flies a lot.  Delta (with which I am … never mind…) has a new app for the iPhone that tracks your checked luggage.  I have used it, as a matter of fact, recently.  … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Rose Without Thorns Edition

Here is a lovely statue of Mary, portrayed as a Queen, with her scepter of a stem of roses. She was made in about 1350. This statue is related to one in silver given by Jeanne d’Evreux to the Abbey … Continue reading

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NYC breakfast

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Impossible lunch

I came today to Veselka in the East Village. It is jammed but I slid into a seat at the counter. I am across from the grill where a very competent fellow is doing well. It brings back memories of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: simultaneous Masses v concelebration

From a reader: Canon 902 states that “Unless the welfare of the Christian faithful requires or suggests otherwise, priests can concelebrate the Eucharist. They are completely free to celebrate the Eucharist individually, however, but not while a concelebration is taking place in the … Continue reading

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Detroit: New orchestral Mass premiered at Assumption Grotto, composed by the parish priest!

I posted about the comments made by Msgr. Miserachs-Grau about the state of sacred music. Now I would like to share something about a friend of mine Fr. Eduard Perrone at the great Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit. He is … Continue reading

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A fun statistic for readers who use my amazon links

Many thanks to those of you who have been using my links or the boxes on the sidebar!  In particular thanks to the people who go into amazon and do shopping other than for the book or object I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: About negative judgments for “annulments”

From a reader: Archbishop Sheehan’s Pastoral Letter on Couples who are cohabitating was published in my church bulletin, ….  I belong in the third group. My husband, who is not Catholic, was married in the church in Diocese A. After 20 … Continue reading

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More on Card. George’s comparison of the homosexual parade to a KKK demonstration.

From the Chicago Tribune: Cardinal defends comparing gay parade organizers to Ku Klux Klan By Brian Slodysko Tribune reporter 1:03 p.m. CST, December 28, 2011 Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis … Continue reading

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