Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘Did you see that hoopoe?’ cried the man in the black coat.

I posted about my mediated encounter in a gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a story-telling Hoopoe. HERE.
All of a sudden, the memory swarmed into my my, like an able-seaman into the foretop.
A Hoopoe makes an important … Continue reading

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More on the Archd. Detroit v Real Catholc TV dust-up

You heard about the dust-up between Michael Voris’ initiative, Real Catholic TV, and the Archdiocese of Detroit.  The Archdiocese is saying that Mr. Voris cannot use the word “Catholic”.  I have been puzzled by the actual canon law of this … Continue reading

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Catholic League’s 5th Ave Nativity Scene

I posted some time ago about the Catholic League’s Creche or Nativity Scene in New York City.
I went to find it today.

Many people stopped to look qt it and take photos.

I added a FourSquare location when I saw that nobody … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I write to the bishop about urging priests to hear confessions?

From a reader:
Would it be appropriate to write a bishop asking if diocesan priests
under his leadership be encouraged to hear confessions more regularly? Most parishes seem to only have confessions on Saturday afternoons. I know our priests are busy, but I read … Continue reading

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Mystic Monk Coffee: December Selection!

The Wyoming Carmelites have a little dialogue to describe their December “Coffee of the Month”

Choir Monk: I can tell this coffee is a blend – the different sizes and colors of the beans tell me that there are a few … Continue reading

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“the time has come for us to be courageous in working for a true reform of the reform and also a return to the true liturgy of the Church”

A friend and I have been talking about the provisions of Summorum Pontificum and the need to press press press them forward again.  We need to keep pressing and working.
On that note, I was delighted to read at NLM that … Continue reading

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27 Dec: Today we bless WINE! HUZZAH!

The liturgical year guided and nourish and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now.  But once, people not only followed the turning of the earth and the wheeling of the stars and the rising and setting of … Continue reading

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St. Jerome on St. John the Evangelist

From Matins for today’s feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, from the Breviarium Romanum:
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Spirit’s fire Divine in our hearts enkindled shine. Amen.
Reading 6
From the Commentary upon the Epistle to the Galatians, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Blessings at Communion… again.

From a reader:
In the OF some Priest’s will bless those who present themselves in the
Communion line with their arms crossed. (Although I am doubtful to the legality of this) So can a Priest who is celebrating the EF bless those who … Continue reading

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More points about the new, corrected translation and update on matters like the Liturgy of the Hours

Some useful items from the newletter f the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship.   They deal with some points about the use of the new corrected translation. Sorry about the format.
In response to many questions from the body of … Continue reading

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