Daily Archives: 6 January 2012

REMINDER: Conference for Priests on Exorcism: 5-8 Feb 2012 in Tulsa, OK

REPOSTING:
For the second year, the Diocese of Tulsa is putting on  a conference for priests… priests, not lay people… on the Rite of Exorcism in the Latin Church, which will include also study of the Extraordinary Form, pre-Conciliar Rite.  The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A saint’s qualification for the title “Virgin”

From a reader:
Praised be Jesus Christ!  I was recently told (by someone who heard from someone else) that in order to bear the title “Virgin”, a Saint would not only have been kept from all physical sins of impurity during … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: conferring baptism using another person’s hand

A few people asked me today via email about the validity of a baptism wherein someone used the hand of a dead person to pour the water, someone moving the hand.
A rare scenario, of course, and one that is surely … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: New Visitor and Dog Edition

There was a great sun dog which I was able recently to enjoy.

Today I saw a lone Common Redpoll!  They haven’t been around for a couple years.

It is nice to see a new visitor from time to time.
You can … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Epiphany and consecration of bishops

“Let yourselves be touched by God’s unrest, so that God’s longing for man may be fulfilled.”
The Holy Father’s sermon for Epiphany and consecration of … Continue reading

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Comment on the consistory

The list is out.
I was pleased to see that one of my profs from the Augustinianum was on the list, though he is over 80, Prosper Grech, OSA.  Trappé never had the red hat.
I was sad that good old Archbp. … Continue reading

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News and urgent request: Pray for Archbp. Brown!

REPOSTED:
I have a warm request and two new items.
This is from VIS, and it has two points of great interest. My emphases and comments.
PAPAL MASSES FOR EPIPHANY AND FEAST OF THE LORD’S BAPTISM
VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2012 (VIS) – At … Continue reading

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The Extra Beatitude and the College of Cardinals

I have been contemplating the buzz about the Consistory, which will more than like be announced today (6 Jan, Epiphany).
My admiration for Pope Benedict is pretty obvious, I should think.
That said, when I think about composition of the College, that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does wine in a cruet left on the altar also get consecrated?

From a reader:
During week day Masses the priest at our parish sometimes has no
server. In this circumstance he obviously has to go to the credence
table himself to get the gifts. After pouring the water and wine into
the Chalice he leaves … Continue reading

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