Monthly Archives: 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. Our friends at Romanitas … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput: “We are Catholics before we are Americans”

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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 … 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 … 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 By Carl Bunderson … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Forget Big Bird! Now it’s Horses and Bayonets!

Here’s a fun image that just seems to… fit.

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UPDATED: Bp. Sample’s (D. Marquette) sermon for Call To Holiness Conference

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! UPDATE: I added a lower resolution version of the video. It should be easier to download. UPDATE: I added an AUDIO ONLY version of the video. See the players below. ORIGINAL POST 15 October … Continue reading

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SSPX formally expelled Bp. Williamson

Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (October 24, 2012) 24-10-2012 Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect … Continue reading

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Consistory!

The “Bolletino” is out and the Holy Father has announced a consistory for new cardinals. Ecco i nomi dei nuovi Porporati: 1. Mons. JAMES MICHAEL HARVEY, Prefetto della Casa Pontificia, che ho in animo di nominare Arciprete della Basilica Papale … Continue reading

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Helping people help priests: Opus Bono Sacerdotii

For those of you who want to help priests who need help and don’t have anyone to turn to. Opus Bono Sacerdotii. [wp_youtube]8Odory8PeC8[/wp_youtube]

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SPAIN: Youths attack Catholic school, threaten to burn priests alive

Have you seen this? From CNA: Madrid, Spain, Oct 19, 2012 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of young people shouting, “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake,” attacked the Mary Help of Christians … Continue reading

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Concerning New Evangelization, fallen-away Catholics, invitations, liturgical worship

In another entry, about implementing Summorum Pontificum in a parish, my correspondent mentioned awareness that we must help fallen away Catholics back to Holy Church. In this Year of Faith we should act concretely to bring Catholics back to the sacraments. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Follow-up about starting up a TLM in a parish

From a reader, as a follow up to my post Brick by Brick: How to get a TLM on the schedule at your parish, a reader sent the following: You kindly posted a blog on September 13th about my parish priest … Continue reading

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