Daily Archives: 18 September 2012

French Card. Barbarin says same-sex ‘marriage’ opens door to other deviant acts

From CNA:
French cardinal says ‘gay marriage’ opens door to incest, polygamy
Lyon, France, Sep 18, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon said government approval of gay “marriage” in France could pave the way for the legalization … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration?

From a reader:
Is it a rule that the priest is the only one in the sanctuary during the consecration?
No, there is no such rule.
Surely the deacons (subdeacons) and other servers must be there near to the altar, within the sanctuary. … Continue reading

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EMBER DAYS

The September Ember Days (Wed, Fri, Sat) traditionally follow the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14 September).
These days were penitential in spirit.  They were also traditional times for ordinations.
If nothing else, pray during these Ember Days in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Catholics obliged to go to Mass on only Christmas and Easter?

From a reader:
Father please clear up for me our obligations for mass attendance.
Many times we hear that we are obligated to attend mass only twice a year, Christmas and Easter. Yet we also hear that we must attend every week. … Continue reading

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A couple rumors going around the trad circuit

I am not sure where these things get started but I am getting a lot of email about a couple things that have some … some… traditional Catholics all abuzz.
First, I am still … still, I say… get email about … Continue reading

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Catholic League on NYT editorial about nuns… dissident nuns, of course

From The Catholic League:
New York Times Finds Good Nuns
September 18, 2012
Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today’s New York Times:
The editorial, “Speaking the Truth to the Vatican,” sounds so macho, especially coming from the unmanly New York Times. This … Continue reading

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Hard Drive “write protection” and you

A strange thing has occurred. I suspect the involvement of Titivillus or one of his ilk.
I travel with a small external hard drive upon which I store many goodies and reference works.  Remember: Jesus saves… and so should you.
All of … Continue reading

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London sojourn update

Yesterday after Holy Mass at the little church on Maiden Lane near Covent Garden, a group of people met up at The Coal Hole, nearby on The Strand, for an extemp blognic.  Here are a few pics of the proceedings.
Those … Continue reading

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Antietam – 150 years later

There is a wonderful blog called Civil War Daily Gazette, which acts as a sort of newspaper chronicling the events of the American Civil war on a day by day basis, 150 years on.  I look at it everyday.
I missed … Continue reading

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