Monthly Archives: June 2012

27 June: Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Fortnight For Freedom

According to the traditional, Extraordinary Form Ordo for today in the USA we can celebrated Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which has a proper Mass in the Missae pro aliquibus locis in the back of the 1962MR. Domine Iesu Christe, qui genitricem … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

H.RES 689: WHEREAS … Network, the LCWR, and the Nuns On The Bus go ’round and ’round;

Over at FishwrapI understand from Fishwrap that some members of the 112th Congress’ 2nd session have introduced a resolution in support of Catholic sisters! Exciting, I know. The House Resolution conflates all Catholic sisters in the USA with the leadership of certain … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Magisterium of Nuns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The Nuns On The Bus Go ‘Round And ‘Round… with a WYMYNPRYST!

I suppose anyone can go to see the Nuns On The Bus go ’round and ’round.  This photo, however, from the Catholic Beat, says a lot. 25 June in Fountain Square, in Cincinnati, OhiO. Sr. Simone Campbell and friend. No, … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Magisterium of Nuns | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Rachel Campos-Duffy: In defense of all-male service at the Lord’s altar

From Rachel Campos-Duffy comes this re: altar boys. […] According to the Communications Office of the Diocese of Phoenix, there is growing evidence to support the claim that where altar service is limited to boys, priestly vocations increase. The best … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The future and our choices | 62 Comments

A POLL provoked by your email! What color of vestments for your funeral?

There is a truly bizarre story coming to me in email about a rumor that His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, is now requiring priests to use either violet or black vestments for funerals rather than … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Four Last Things, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, POLLS, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 87 Comments

Homiletic and Pastoral Review online

Did you know that you can read Homiletic and Pastoral Review online for free? Click HERE.

Posted in The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

NEW Z-SWAG: Catholic and Faithful – American and Free & Dic Nigra – Fac Rubra – UPDATES

I am rolling out a couple new items of  Z-Swag: First, since we are in a context with the Obama Administration for our freedom to act like Catholics in the public square (cf 1st Amendment), I have this car magnet … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Religious Liberty, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

UPDATE: The Nuns On The Bus Go ‘Round And ‘Round

I know you are eager for updates about the Nuns On The Bus, who are going ’round and ’round, ’round and ’round. An alert alerter in Columbus, OhiO, alerted me that The Nuns On The Bus rock tour has finally arrived! … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Magisterium of Nuns | Tagged , , | 22 Comments

SSPX Bp. Fellay says “No” to Rome? Maybe so. Maybe not.

From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli at Vatican Insider with my emphases and comments: The letter sent by the Secretary General of the Society of St. Pius X, outlining the hitches in the latest version of the text delivered by the … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Our Catholic Identity, SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 42 Comments

When everything lines up… just… right….

As you know, the Summer Solstice was a few days ago. Our days in the Northern Hemisphere are now once again decreasing. On Astronomy Pic of the Day there is a pic for your Just Too Cool file. Explanation: What … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Once you have multiple monitors/displays…

… you will never go back. My computing life changed with the addition of multiple monitors.  Much of my work was simplified.  I was able to multitask more effectively.  My writing process (and I write a lot) changes when I … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged , | 18 Comments

Fishwrap’s Sr. Maureen Fiedler’s little nutty about the appointment of Greg Burke. Fun!

Over at Fishwrap, the appointment of Greg Burke as the Holy See’s new Director of Communications has put the always-amusing Sr. Maureen Fiedler into a spittle-flecked nutty. This is pure fun. New Vatican spokesman follows the church’s latest trend by … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Curious Curial Moves, including Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” and Cong. Divine Worship

Interesting news. American Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P., is moving from the Congregation for Divine Worship to be the Vice President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“. I am not sure where the present Secretary Msgr. Pozzo is going… or if … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiae unitatem, SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments

“Bob, you’ve been traded to Diocese of Black Duck.”

I have watched Moneyball a couple times. The movie offers grist for our mill. In one scene Carlos Peña is curtly traded by the A’s to the Tigers because of internal team management (vision) conflicts. Priests are mostly treated like … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments

The PC Police: Political Correctness v Police Chaplains

The secularist, dictatorship of relativism’s war on Jesus continues. From CMR Matthew Archbold gives us this: No Jesus Allowed for Police Chaplains Police chaplains in this North Carolina town are allowed to pray but they’re not allowed to pray to Jesus. … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , | 24 Comments