Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bp. Zubik (D. Pittsburgh) on Obama to Catholic Church: “To Hell with You.”

His Excellency Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh has issued a powerful statement about Pres. Obama’s attack on religious liberty, the 1st Amendment, and the Catholic Church.
Here are some excerpts.  I am NOT making this up.
Kathleen Sebelius and … Continue reading

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Bp. Sample: “We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law.”

His Excellency Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette, has made a powerful statement in the face of the Obama Administration’s open attack on the Catholic Church, the 1st Amendment, and the religious freedom of all Americans. My friend Fr. john … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Formula for distribution of Communion in Ordinary Form

From a priest:
Do you know when exactly the formula for giving Communion to the faithful was changed?
In the Ordinary Form the minister says “Corpus Christi… The Body of Christ” and the communicant responds “Amen”.
In the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Pray for Bishops!

The US Bishops are going to need steel… spines in the upcoming battle for religious liberty.
Bishops, however, remain human beings, sinners, susceptible to many negative pressures.
And do not forget that the Enemy of the Soul hates bishops with the relentless … Continue reading

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USCCB on Obama Administration’s attack on Catholic religious freedom

Check out a blog entry from Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB’s media office.
Here is the first part.
Health and Human Services’ recent attacks on freedom of religion show it is … Continue reading

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Statue of Our Lady at 1571 Battle of Lepanto comes to light!

An alert reader sent me to an interesting article in Spanish at ABC about the original statue of Our Lady given by Venice to don Juan de Austria that was on the quarterdeck of his flagship (more properly “lantern galley”) … Continue reading

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Another confirmation that NeoCats must follow official liturgical books for Mass

From CNA comes this about the NeoCats and their liturgical variants.
Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2012 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- Father Ricardo Reyes Castillo, a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, said Pope Benedict XVI’s approval of the movement’s non-liturgical celebrations “has … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The traditional Roman Ritual and “reserved blessings”: can priests use them?

From a priest (slightly edited):
Dear Fr. Z,
I was talking to a fellow priest the other day regarding blessings. I was relating to him how I loved using the Extraordinary Form blessings from the 3 Vol. set [translated by Weller], to … Continue reading

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Again Governor of Maryland pushes same-sex marriage

From EWTN:
Maryland governor renews push for same-sex marriage
Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Catholic, has renewed his efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. Same-sex marriage legislation passed in the state senate last year but failed in the state house.
“More and more … Continue reading

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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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