Daily Archives: 28 August 2012

“Judas could have left, as many of the disciples did; he would have left if he were honest.”

The Holy Father’s Angelus address from last Sunday.
There is something intriguing here. The full text of Pope Benedict’s Angelus message is below with my emphases and comments:
Dear brothers and sisters!
In the past few Sundays we have meditated on the “Bread … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Augustine

Yesterday, I posted about the bones of St. Monnica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  Today we move to the mortal remains of her sainted son.
Augustine died on 28 August 430.
Sometime before the early 8th century, Augustine’s remains were … Continue reading

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Card. Brandmüller on the liturgical reform of Vatican II

Our friends at Rorate noticed a piece at Vatican Insider in which His Eminence Walter Card. Brandmüller expressed himself about the Novus Ordo, aka “the Mass of Paul VI” and “the Ordinary Form”.   He says what we know is true … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s attempts to fool people into thinking that he respects our religious freedom

From CNA:
HHS revises mandate third time; foes say it misses the point
Washington D.C., Aug 28, 2012 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not … Continue reading

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Winnipeg, the Extraordinary Form, and the New Evangelization

For your Brick by Brick file.
On the blog Ibo et Non Redibo I found a report the expanding use of the Extraordinary Form in Winnipeg/St. Boniface, Manitoba and the good work being done by Fr. Jeff Burwell, S.J.
Here is a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If a priest cannot say Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is he properly trained? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
At ordination, the rector of the seminary is asked if the candidate is fully prepared for priestly duties. If a priest cannot say Mass in the E F, should that be considered not being prepared to assume his … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bare altars (no cloths)

From a reader:
Some churches in my diocese have recently begun the practice of having no altar cloth. I.e., only when Mass is said is there a small cloth unfolded on the altar beneath the paten and chalice — otherwise the … Continue reading

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A voice from Mars!

And it ain’t Marvin the Martian.
First, here is a very cool hi-def telephoto shot taken by Curiosity, the newest of the Mars rovers.

The image of nearby Mt. Sharp was taken with a 100-millimeter telephoto lens and the 34-milllimeter wide angle … Continue reading

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POLL: Length of time of the elevation of the Host and Precious Blood during Mass

I FIXED THE POLL WIDGET
Several people have written to me about the length of time a priest does/should elevate the Host and the chalice after the consecration.
The length of time I elevate the Host is, of course, ideal. If asked, … Continue reading

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