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Another Vatican Goat Rodeo
QUAERITUR: What to do about bad homilies?
Archd. Detroit, Michael Voris and RealCatholicTV – a development
QUAERITUR: Light One Up – Incense, Thuribles, and You.
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Another Vatican Goat Rodeo

From Catholic World News:
Another Vatican PR blunder: cardinals’ bios from Wikipedia
In another embarrassing public-relations gaffe, when Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals, the Vatican released short biographies of the prelates that had been taken verbatim from Wikipedia without attribution.
Father … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do about bad homilies?

A reader writes asking about “bad homilies”:
Every once in a while, you get a real clunker, one that isn’t just theologically weak, but turns what should be a feast into over microwaved junk. What is the proper response?
You want to … Continue reading

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Archd. Detroit, Michael Voris and RealCatholicTV – a development

There is a development in the case of the Archdiocese of Detroit v the use of “Catholic” by Real Catholic TV and Michael Voris.
You will recall that the Archdiocese has required Mr. Voris and Real Catholic TV not to use … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Light One Up – Incense, Thuribles, and You.

From a reader:
I am writing to ask you about the proper provision for incense at Holy Mass. Can you or your readers recommend a way to ensure a plentiful supply of incense smoke from a thurible at Mass, and to … Continue reading

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Liturgical road-kill! (WARNING! Not for the timid.) Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Have you ever had the experience of driving down the interstate and spying from afar some dark lump alongside the road?
You know that it is some unfortunate critter who met its high speed end at the hands of the Michelin … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Roman Catholic Ceremonial: Volume I. The Ordinary Ceremonies by Jeffrey Collins.

Liturgical worship should be reverent, careful and the best we can accomplish.  The expanding use of the Extraordinary Form will help to correct many of the aberrations inflicted on people through the Ordinary Form.  Therefore, every priest, every seminarian, as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

From a reader:
According to the Liturgy of the Hours note for the Baptism of the Lord this feast is to be omitted when Epiphany falls on a Sunday with a date of January 7 or 8. In the Ordo for … Continue reading

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Your good news and your weekend sermon.

Do you have good news for us?
Was there a good point from the Sunday sermon you heard… or gave?

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