Monthly Archives: January 2012

Benedict XVI on the huge crisis we face as a Church. Wherein Fr. Z gets on his knees and begs you to act.

In his address to the Plenary meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, His Holiness said this, which is merely one paragraph of his address in my rapid translation:
As we know, in vast areas of the world … Continue reading

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Lego mannnn! In spaaaaaace!

This is very cool.

I wonder if they would have obtained better shots of the earth were the lego man not the object of the camera’s focus.  Where there was more movement, the camera focused on the earth.  Still… wow! Right?
More … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “Billy loves bugs.”

Today’s prayer was not in the post-Tridentine editions of the Missale Romanum but it does have its origin in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Were you to hear this prayer intoned in Latin, or at least in an accurate translation, you would … Continue reading

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Enjoy with some Mystic Monk Coffee!

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QUAERITUR: If, after announcing new cardinals, the Pope dies before the consistory.

I have received several queries about what would happen if, before the upcoming consistory and the “creation” of the new cardinals, the Holy Father were to – quod Deus avertat – die.
Would the men whose names were already announced be … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST

Some posts, as things scroll along:

Card. Dolan on Pres. Obama’s attack on YOUR freedom of conscience and the 1st Amendment
QUAERITUR: Kissing the priest’s stole after receiving absolution
PRAYER REQUEST: Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro
Statements from US Bishops about Pres. Obama attack: Your Reports
Bp. … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan on Pres. Obama’s attack on YOUR freedom of conscience and the 1st Amendment

Cardinal-To-Be Dolan, Archbishop of New York, had an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal which is worthy of your attention.  Here is an excerpt, the last part with my emphases:
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The rule forces insurance companies to provide these services without a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Kissing the priest’s stole after receiving absolution

From a reader:
I’ve encountered the custom of the penitent kissing the sole of the priest after he is given absolution. I have been unable to find any information about the origins or the application of this practice.
I have heard of … Continue reading

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PRAYER REQUEST: Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro

A long-time acquaintance, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, needs your prayers.  He is ill with cancer.  He underwent a surgical procedure recently and, as I understand, it didn’t go so well.
Msgr. Barreiro has been in the trenches promoting the Extraordinary Form for … Continue reading

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Statements from US Bishops about Pres. Obama attack: Your Reports

People from all over are writing to me about what their local bishop is writing or saying about Pres. Obama’s attack on the 1st Amendment, on religious freedom, and on the Catholic Church.
I posted entries about the great Bp. Sample … Continue reading

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