Monthly Archives: 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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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
A new SurveyUSA/KSTP … Continue reading

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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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Prayers for those hurt and killed in Aurora, Colorado

I have been disconnected for most of the day.  No news, very little social media, a couple phone calls.  I posted a few things here, but without surfing around.  I’ve been busy with other things.
Then, in the afternoon, I took … Continue reading

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GUEST RANT: Many languages for Mass and fake “unity”

From a priest:
In my diocese we are often asked (read, expected, pressured) to participate in or to celebrate Masses in more than one language in the name of multi-culturalism. I am not talking Latin here. The result is that for … Continue reading

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Z-Swag: In The Wild!

From a reader:
Hi FrZ ~
I never had a bumper sticker before. Then I just had to have one of yours…and then 2…now look what you started!! :o)
The little hearts between my husband & I are for our 6 wee ones … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion by intinction but with un-consecrated hosts.

From a reader:
1. We have Sunday mass at our village chapel which does not have a Tabernacle, so the priest has to Consecrate all the host for communion. However, there are times we run out and he takes unconsecrated wafers … Continue reading

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17-21 Sept: FSSP Extraordinary Form Low Mass Training Seminar

I received this note from a priest of the FSSP:
Just a quick note regarding our Fall dates for  Low Mass Priest Training  at our seminary from 17-21 September.
Also, if there is interest, much of our Latin Mass Training Video, is available for online viewing here.
Let’s … Continue reading

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Proposal and Counter-Proposals for Pope Benedict and the SSPX

I was sent a link to an article in The Remnant on the SSPX situation.  The article contains the following statements:
Instead of harassing Bishop Fellay to sign a doctrinal preamble, the Vatican should require every superior, university president and ordinary … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Tired of outdated liberal liturgy, bad doctrine, no TLM. What do we do?

From a reader:
I’m a 28 year old, white, married, male with 3 children, a decent job, two degrees in Theology and an ever-growing chip on my shoulder. I know enough to know that there is always a “storm period” after … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to go to a Catholic college without losing your faith and your mind?

From a reader:
I will be attending a catholic university in the fall, and I have recently learned that it teaches heresy. While I am not shocked by this, I am concerned about myself and my faith. I am still a … Continue reading

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Too Cool: Moon eclipses Jupiter

At Astronomy Pic Of The Day there is a great shot of the Moon about to eclipse Jupiter and his moons.

Explanation: Skygazers around planet Earth enjoyed the close encounter of planets and Moon in July 15’s predawn skies. And while … Continue reading

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20 July 1969: “The Eagle has landed.”

I remember watching this as if it were yesterday.
Pres. Obama has destroyed our space program and sold our collective imagination.
November 2012.
From Bill Bennett’s American Patriot’s Daily Almanac:
“The Eagle has landed.”
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz … Continue reading

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Fit to be “Untied”

Now people in the USA can all the more easily read about Homer Simpson:

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Minnesotans! ACTION ITEM! Minnesota Catholic Conference asks help.

An ACTION ITEM in defense of true marriage.
I received this:
If you can help them do this, it is very important that you do.  The results of the polling will give them a good list of people to make sure to … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this picture?

A news story:

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SSPX Statement: We wait for the “serious debate” which will bring ecclesiastic authorities back to Tradition

At the SSPX site DICI we read the General Chapter Statement.
Bottom line: Not negative, but clarificatory.  They left the door open for more discussions under Archbp. Di Noia.
You can read the whole thing there, but here is the most interesting … Continue reading

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Pack-Rat Psychology

I am sorting, cleaning, throwing stuff away.  It is hard to throw some things.  I, and I bet you, start thinking, “This might be useful.”  An article on the site of the Beeb was, therefore, of great interest.  It may … Continue reading

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