Daily Archives: 25 January 2012

Vespers for Feast of St. Paul (BrevRom)

For Vespers at St. Paul’s Outside-The-Walls nearly all the cardinals wore their birettas while seated.

They should do it over.
Here is no frills vespers for today’s Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul from the Breviarium Romanum. Follow along, even with … Continue reading

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Fr. Z endorses idea from NcFishwrap. Sky to Fall. Lord to Return. Film at 11.

Was that booming CRACK I just heard the opening of the Fifth Seal?
You know that things are getting pretty serious when Fr. Z endorses an idea from the National catholic Fishwrap.
But it was a good idea, and around here we play … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Williamson says, “I would rather be a schismatic sedevacantist than a Roman apostate”.

“I’d rather be in the ditch off the left side of the road than off the right side!”, quoth Jackson.*
Noooo, Dear Jackson.  You can also stop swerving around, avoid both ditches, and drive responsibly according to the law given for … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI convenes meeting with heads of all dicasteries

From Vatican Insider (La Stampa):
Benedict XVI convenes meeting with heads of all dicasteries
On Saturday 28 January, all heads of the dicastery who lead the Congregations and Pontifical Councils of the Roman Curia, will gather in the Vatican for a meeting … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The origin of giving flowers to Mary during weddings.

A priest friend recently asked if I knew the origin of the “custom” during weddings of giving flowers to Mary, by placing them at her statue or image (which some protestants probably think is mighty strange).
I must admit, I don’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The Leonine Prayers after Mass in the Ordinary Form. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
I recently went to FOCUS student leadership summit and Curtis Martin, the founder, told the story behind the Leo XIII’s prayer to St. Michael. Well the students at the summit loved the prayer, and spontaneously started praying it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Going to confession after many years

From a reader:
The more I read you the more I’m intent on going to Confession again.
I’m 31, and haven’t been since I was confirmed. As you know, it just hasn’t been consistently preached that it is necessary. I just have … Continue reading

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Apostolic Nuncio to USA warns Pope about internal Vatican financial corruption

My heavens.  The current Nuncius to the USA, Archbp. Viganò (pronounced Vi-ga-NOH), has gone public with corruption with the Vatican City State (overpaying contractors, standing contracts, without bidding, etc.).
[In my original title, I suggested that Archbp. Viganò himself went to the … Continue reading

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Struggling with going to confession? Take heart from a reader.

Struggling with going to confession? Take heart from a reader:
I’ve recently begun reading your blog with regularity and was moved by
your frequent and urgent calls to the sacrament of confession. I’ve
started trying to make a regular monthly confession, and … Continue reading

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