Daily Archives: 25 October 2012

Of processions, flower girls, quzzing altar boys, and the use of the biretta outside

In some places it is customary to have a procession for the Feast of Christ the King.  In the older, traditional, Roman calendar, this Sunday (the last of October) is the Feast of Christ the King.
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Archbp. Chaput: “We are Catholics before we are Americans”

More from Archbp. Chaput:

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Card. Burke’s contribution at the Synod of Bishops: “antinomianism …infected post-Council ecclesial life”

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, distinguished canonist and head of the Church’s “Supreme Court” gave his contribution to the Synod of Bishops.  The theme he touched on, all too briefly, alas, was topic also examined at a canon law conference … Continue reading

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“years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass”

From the fun Eye of the Tiber:
Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three … Continue reading

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Henry V, Act 4, Scene III – “This day is called the feast of Crispian…”

Today is called the Feast of Crispian…
Some video versions … in order:
Henry V (1944) directed by and starring Lawrence Olivier
Henry V (1979) directed by David Giles and starring David Gwillim
Henry V (1989) directed by Michael Bogdanov and starring Michael Pennington
Henry … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput: “Catholics cannot have alternate views on abortion”

It seems to me that His Excellency Most Rev. Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is probably the heavy-hitter of the US episcopal conference right now.
CNA has this:
Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican
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BIRRA NURSIA!

Here’s one for the Just Too Cool file.
The Benedictines in Norcia (ancient Nursia), whom I mention with some frequency here (they post their chanted monastic hours online), have inaugurated their new beer.   A friend who is involved with them … Continue reading

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