Daily Archives: 23 June 2012

JUST TOO COOL: A priest friend has an official day proclaimed for him in my native place!

This needs wide coverage. My good friend Fr. Joseph Johnson, for a few days more Rector of the Cathedral parish of my native place, St. Paul in Minnesota, who engineered having the Cathedral of St. Paul made the National Shrine … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday 1962 Missale Romanum! [puff… sip … puff]

I must hand it to our friends at Rorate, who are always on top of this stuff. Today is the 50th “birthday” of the 1962 Missale Romanum! As per Rorate: The Decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites establishing the … Continue reading

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Saturday Supper: Dining with “the enemy”!

Since it is a Vigil of a Feast (St. John the Baptist) I extended my Friday abstinence (and fast, as it turns out) to 1st Vespers. For breakfast, 2 poached eggs and half an English muffin, for lunch some pickled … Continue reading

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Vatican Secretariat of State creates new “Director of Communications” position and fills it with American Greg Burke

Okay, cat’s outta da bag. Vatican Insider finally has it. I’ve know about this for a while, but didn’t want to say anything about it. It seems that my friend in Greg Burke, formerly a Fox News correspondent in Rome, … Continue reading

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Of Beer, Norcia, Monks, Boars, Cheese, Truffles and the City of God

For your Just Too Cool file, the great Benedictines monks in Norcia, Italy (the place where it is said St. Benedict was born) are making BEER! Birra Nursia! I often go to their website to listen to the office chanted. … Continue reading

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Fork over your forks

Surreal from Politico: Forkless Friday at Obama event LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. –Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama? One wouldn’t think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he’s attended ranging … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can the newly ordained hear confessions? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Being that it’s ordination season and there’s lots of new young priests eager to do priestly things, there’s something that crossed my mind recently. My understanding is that in order to hear confessions and absolve sins, priests … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest who won’t prevent self-intinction

From a reader: I am a lay eucharistic minister, and 2 parisheners recieve communion, then dip it in the cup.. I told my parish priest and he never did anything about it. He acted as tho he knew it was … Continue reading

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“c”atholics United: Who runs the dissident group politicizing the HHS mandate issue and fighting the US bishops?

Catholics United is politicizing the HHS mandate issue. A reader sent an article from the Baltimore Sun about the opening Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom. I am sure you have read about that elsewhere, so I will only point … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 131: Ratzinger on Conscience and Truth – Part 2

In 1991 Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a talk to American Bishops called “Conscience and Truth”. This talk is useful today, especially in the context of two major controversies that are going on as I write, namely, the defense of the … Continue reading

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