Monthly Archives: July 2012

QUAERITUR: Sign of peace is an “undignified and self-serving sacrilege”? WDTPRS POLL

From a reader:
I recently read an opinion that giving the sign of peace at mass is irreverent.
To quote her, ” Hand-holding is not only not in the rubrics of the Mass, it is a horrifically distracting, undignified and self-serving sacrilege that is actually … Continue reading

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D. Springfield, MA – 5 Aug: 1st Solemn TLM since… well… since the ’60’s.

For your Brick by Brick file this is from a reader:
On Sunday, August 5, at 10:30 am, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 84 K Street, Turners Falls, Montague, … Continue reading

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The Olympic sports I most enjoy…

… don’t have to be played by the physically uncommon person.
Ahhhh, the Olympics. I enjoy watching the sports which we hardly ever get to see on the telly, specially those which you don’t have to be 7′ tall to play.
For … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat on the dangerous redefinition of “freedom of religion”

In the Sunday edition of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) there is a good op-ed by Ross Douthat.  I recommend his book: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.
Defining Religious Liberty Down
By ROSS DOUTHAT
THE words “freedom of … Continue reading

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UK: Pro-aborts wage war on a pro-life group which helps women

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I received email from Neil Addison, the distinguish barrister and director of the St. Thomas More Legal Center in the UK. Mr. Addison explains the situation better than I could.
Dear Father Z, Father Tim [“His … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama uses his daughters to promote abortion

From Life News:
Obama Criticized for Using Daughters to Promote Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
President Barack Obama is coming under criticism for invoking the names of his daughters to promote federal taxpayer funding for the Planned parenthood abortion business.
As LifeNews reported this week, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Were there some good points in the sermon you heard during your Mass for Sunday?

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Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony: Blech.

I loathe TV commercials.  But last night, during the short amount of my life which I will never have back, I thought the commercials were better than the Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony.
I tuned in the first time while they were … Continue reading

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Anglican Ordinariates and the Extraordinary Form

At the blog The Anglo-Catholic I read:
When I [that blogger] met him in Orlando some months ago, Monsignor Steenson [head of the US Ordinariate] held nothing back in the expression of his enmity towards Catholic Traditionalism and the so-called Extraordinary … Continue reading

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2012

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