Daily Archives: 21 July 2012

Encouraging Extraordinary Form News

For your “Brick By Brick” file.
My old friend His Excellency Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Bishop by the Grace of God and the Apostolic See of Marquette in Michigan, recently ordained deacons and subdeacons for the Institute of Christ the King.
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Mass for Benefactors

This morning I had the honor to remember at Mass a passel of benefactors, those who have sent donations and other useful things:
DH, KW, AN, WH, MK, TS, IH, Fr. LT, JB, AH, NH, C’OD, LS, EMcG, KA, AMcK, KB, … Continue reading

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21 July St. Lawrence of Brindisi: “Forward!” he cried, showing them the crucifix, “Victory is ours.”

Today on both sides of the Roman Rite we celebrate a Bishop and Doctor of the Church, St. Lawrence of Brindisi.
Know much about him?
I like this story about him from the Catholic Encyclopedia:
It was on the occasion of the foundation … Continue reading

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In Minnesota: Marriage Amendment Supporters Lead Among Likely Voters

At a conference not long ago, I learned that, in Minnesota, only 2% of those polled were undecided.  That means everything hinges on voter turn out.
Now this comes from KSTP:
SurveyUSA/KSTP Poll: Marriage Amendment Supporters Lead Among Likely Voters
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Honorary Doctorate?

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QUAERITUR: Can diocesan priests use the Extraordinary Form Carmelite or Dominican or Cistercian Rite?

From a reader:
I recently read an article about a Carmelite priest who had to jump through all these hoops to get permission to celebrate the Carmelite rite Mass, but then the article pointed out later that, under Universae Ecclesiae 34, … Continue reading

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