Monthly Archives: December 2012

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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QUAERITUR: Recorded music during Mass

From a reader: Father, is it possible to play recorded mp3s of Gregorian chants during Mass? This scenario is based on the following assumptions: there is no choir available, the existing choir was newly formed and had little time to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penances appropriate for a married layperson

From a reader: I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my … Continue reading

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2013 Ordo from Canons of St John Cantius

I posting from my mobile phone in an airplane, so I must be brief. The canons at St John Cantius in Chicago sent me a spiffy new Ordo for the Usus Antiquior. Here are some photos to give you an … Continue reading

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Dutch Catholics “de-baptizing”

From Reuters: Website helps Dutch Catholics “de-baptize” over gay marriage (Reuters) – Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Index of Forbidden Books

From a reader: Is the Index Librorum Prohibitorum still binding, and if so, what does that mean for the faithful? Is it a sin to read books on the list? No and No.  

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