Monthly Archives: December 2012

1st Vespers at San Pietro

I clicked on my Centro Televisivo Vaticano player for 1st Vespers from St. Peter’s Basilica.  The Holy Father presides. The chant by the schola is improving.  They are singing alternately with the congregation.  From what I can tell, quite a few … Continue reading

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Just for fun

Just for fun: Happy… young… Any fun snowman pics out there?

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Plenary Indulgences for 31 December and 1 January

The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 indicates that we can gain plenary indulgences on 31 December and 1 January. § 1. A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a church or in an oratory, are present [take part] … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Predictions for 2013

Fr Z’s Predictions for 2013 Israel will attack Iran (this one’s running for the 3rd consecutive year) SCOTUS will rule in favor of the bishops on the HHS Mandate Pope Benedict will still be Pope Bishop Finn (still there!) will … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! POLLS BELOW! Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month? … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Lib-Mass Yet To Come

Someone sent me a link to an article in Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about “experimental worship” and moving beyond institutional church… sort of like what the National catholic Reporter praises. There is some pretty crazy stuff in … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s Boxing Day present to Archbishop Williams

On Boxing Day, Her Majesty the Queen conferred a peerage on the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. From the official site of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Peerage for the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Wednesday 26th December 2012 The Queen … Continue reading

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Z-CAM & RADIO SPTDV – Latin Rosary and Christmas music

You can reach the Ustream page of the Z-Cam & Radio SPTDV (olim Radio Sabina) here. I don’t control the ads that pop up, alas. I have found that “Ad Block” works on them, however. Right now I have some predominantly sacred … Continue reading

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From nuns to ‘nones’: 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012 – revised

Some of you who have been internet dumpster diving have probably noticed that the National catholic Fishwrap presented their readers with a list of the “10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012”. They got it wrong, as usual. Here is … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in your Sunday sermon which you can tell us?

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Merenda Time

It’s mid-afternoon coffee time. How is your supply? You know what to do.  

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A suggested Twitter project for @Pontifex

Now that the initial furor around the Holy Father’s Twitter account has died down a little, I want to pass along a suggestion made by a reader who left me a constructive voicemail. We could designate a day to post … Continue reading

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New commercial

A few weeks ago I attended a talk given by Tom Peterson who created and Perhaps you have seen some of his commercials. Here is the latest, with Coach Lou Holtz. [wp_youtube]xcMGJmB5D84[/wp_youtube] Here, in case you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Friday penance in the Octave of Christmas revisited

Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas. Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not “heavy enough” (as a “solemnity” would be) to “outweigh” the Friday obligation to do some sort of … Continue reading

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