Monthly Archives: September 2012

A reader’s impression of 1st TLM (Pontifical!)

A reader sent in impression of the first Holy Mass he attended in the Extraordinary Form, and not just a Low Mass, either: I attended my first TLM this past week. It was a beautiful Solemn Pontifical Mass said by … Continue reading

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150th anniversary of suspension of habeas corpus

Every once in a while The First Gay President likes to associate himself with Pres. Lincoln.  Perhaps this is from his connection with Illinois?  Perhaps because he has delusions of grandeur?  Perhaps it’s because he would like to suspend habeas … Continue reading

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Peters on Canon Law and deaconesses

From the blog of The Canonical Defender, Dr. Edward Peters, comes this: Some thoughts occasioned by Bp. Wcela’s essay on female deacons by Dr. Edward Peters Writing in America magazine, Bp. Emil Wcela (ret. aux. Rockville Center) is encouraging wider … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon

What to do? I have bumped off my to do list today and am now free. Strange feeling. Meanwhile, a wedding is just over at Westminster Cathedral. Good luck and prayers for the couple on this important day. So… now … Continue reading

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Some reflections on a life changing book

Today is Bilbo Baggins’s Birthday and yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. I found an image of the edition that I first read. I first read The Hobbit when I was in 7th grade.  I … Continue reading

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A palpable hit!

Just because it has to do with Shakespeare:

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Amy Sullivan on Jonathan Reyes

We have seen Amy Sullivan before. Among other things, Amy Sullivan was a legislative assistant to pro-abortion Catholic, former Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD).  She is as politically partisan as you can get. This time Sullivan, with The New Republic as … Continue reading

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NYC 22 September 10 AM – pilgrimage, Solemn TLM at Shrine of St. Frances Cabrini

Tomorrow, Saturday, 22 September, there will be a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in New York City for a Solemn Mass at 10 AM (Missale Romanum 1962). The Shrine is located just south of the Cloisters Museum in … Continue reading

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Tolerance

Tolerance. This is a misunderstood concept today.  We must recover a proper sense of “tolerance”. Liberals have there version, usually involving something like, in the political sphere today “If you don’t conform to my will, then you are a racist.” … Continue reading

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Creepy Obama Flag

Have you seen the latest swag being offered by the Obama campaign?  For a contribution, you can have one of these! This guy isn’t full of himself, is he. Perhaps he should have made the stripes into the colors of … Continue reading

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LA priest suspended for lobbying for same-sex “marriage”

During my London sojourn, several people have asked me about the state of the Church in the USA, and have usually also added a query about how Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles is doing. Here is a story from CNA: … Continue reading

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SSPX Fr. Schmidberger interviewed

Over at Rorate our friends have posted the summary of an interview with SSPX German District Superior Fr. Schmidberger on the status quaestionis of their relations with Rome.  Here are two salient bits: These additional requirements consist, according to Father, of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Uncovering the ciborum

From a reader: This past Sunday, September 16, 2012, I attended mass celebrated by an elderly priest. Present on the altar was a covered ciborium. At the time father consecrated the large host the ciborium remained covered, father uncovered the … Continue reading

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14 Oct: WASHINGSTON DC – Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty

From the USCCB: Pilgrimage to begin Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty WASHINGTON—A Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is slated for Sunday, Oct. 14 at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confessor asked if I believe in “reincarnation” because I said I was sorry for the “sins of my past life”.

From a reader: I was wondering the correct formula for confession. I read online somewhere “Bless me father for I have sinned it has been X weeks since my last confession… I accuse myself of the following sins…” (list in … Continue reading

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