Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lex Orandi Lex Credendi swag “in the wild”

A kind person who ordered some of the Lex Orandi Lex Credendi swag posted a photo over at the FB page.

I really like the way the car magnet/bumper sticker turned out.

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Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Campus Telephone Pole | 3 Comments

(Re)building a new Facebook page

A while back I transferred my regular Facebook page to a … some other kind of Facebook page. Mistake.
So, I am rebuilding a new Facebook page HERE.
FYI
UPDATE: 20 Mar 20:48 GMT:
I guess its “confirmation season” already.
No sooner posted but I … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 18 Comments

Your Pro-Liberty Rally Reports

All across the nation today there have been Pro-Liberty Rallies.
Post a report!
UPDATE 24 March:
I have liked Star Parker for a long time.  She spoke at a Pr0-Freedom Rally in D.C. yesterday.

Alas, there is a guy who laughs once in a … Continue reading

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“Dad, how do you like that iPad we bought you?”

You don’t need to know German to enjoy this. All you need to know going into it is:
“Dad, how do you like that iPad we bought you?”

I promise you, if one of you sends me the new iPad, I’ll … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare | Tagged , | 12 Comments

QUAERITUR: Penances in confession for the sin of abortion

From a priest:
I have been a priest for 7 years and in that time I have heard a few confession that involve women confessing abortion. I found that the women have been extremely repentant of their actions, to the point … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | 3 Comments

QUAERITUR: Abstinentia de carne lacertina aut crocodrillina

Ex lectoris e-pistulis extractum:
Reverendo patro Ioanni Zuhlsdorfo discipulus C. salutem et commemorationem in precibus suis. Gratias meas, sivis, ob opum tuam tibi agere volo. [Acceptae.] Mihi, catholico iuveni et discipulo in collegio liberalum artis et liberalum (aut impudicarum) mentum, scripturae … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

QUAERITUR: Writing sins on a card and burning it instead of confession.

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From a readerette:
I went to church this wednesday to a Lent conference. The guest Father organized a “write your sins in a card, be absolved and burn your sins” ceremony.
Is my understanding that you have … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Four Last Things, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 42 Comments

Starbucks promotes contrary-to-nature sex. Fr. Z suggests Mystic Monk Coffee as an alternative lifestyle choice.

As I posted before, Starbucks as a whole entity is backing contrary-to-nature sex and the perversion of marriage.
Decide whether or not you want to buy your coffee from Starbucks.
I suggest the alternative of buying Mystic Monk Coffee.
You help Carmelites to … Continue reading

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TOO CUTE WARNING! (Video of 3-yr old playing “Mass)

I have had posts in the past about children playing “Mass”.
Someone sent me a link to a video from an entry by Catholic blogger and classy guy Brandon Vogt, whom I met at the Catholicon meetup in Houston last August.
Mr. … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

QUAERITUR: Latin Liturgy of the Hours – Vatican Press or Midwest Theological Forum?

From a clerical reader:
I was wondering about different editions of the same Liturgia Horarum; I want to get the most recent editio tipico (2000 not 1962) but which is the best edition?
I found two editions online but I cannot really … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Madison: an Altar-ation! UPDATE

Remember the new, old altar in the chapel of the chancery of the Diocese of Madison?
That altar has now been dedicated and used, by the local bishop His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino.
Some eye-candy.

Pontifical Low Mass in the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | 4 Comments

WDTPRS Friday in the 4th Week of Lent: perfect example of a glued together prayer

Today’s Collect (Ordinary Form) was not in the pre-Concilar Missale Romanum.
Deus, qui fragilitati nostrae congrua subsidia praeparasti,
concede, quaesumus, ut suae reparationis effectum
et cum exsultatione suscipiat,
et pia conversatione recenseat.
This had me scratching my head. Once I looked up all the references, I … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

Any readers in Hong Kong?
Drop me a line.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

It’s still swell! And it’s seasonal!

The Carmelite men of the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are building their monastery in Wyoming and earning their daily bread by roasting, blending, and selling you coffee and tea.
Their seasonal Pascha Java is back at Mystic Monk … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: “The Father through the Holy Spirit writes His Word upon our hearts”

Today’s Collect in the Ordinary Form was not in the 1962 or previous editions of the Missale Romanum.  However, the Gelasianum Vetus provides a predecessor of this prayer.
Clementiam tuam, Domine, supplici voto deposcimus,
ut nos famulos tuos, paenitentia emendatos
et bonis operibus eruditos,
in mandatis tuis … Continue reading

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