Monthly Archives: December 2012

National Catholic Reporter teams up with Ford Foundation backed entity to hide the truth about the Holy See’s ‘Doctrinal Assesment’ of the LCWR

Every year around Christmas and Easter, the usual hyenas emerge from the brush to worry at the Church’s heels.  This year, as a little gift to the Christ Child, the National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) has teamed up with an … Continue reading

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Christmas Supper

The old phrase is “Anything worth doing, is worth over-doing.”

UPDATE

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And another thing about the Holy Father’s Mass for Christmas… GRADUAL!

During the Holy Father’s 1st Mass of Christmas last night, something happened which everyone should know about.
Instead of a “Responsorial Psalm”, the schola and a cantor sang the Gradual.  No congregational singing for that.  People were given the opportunity to participate … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does a parish priest need the bishop’s permission to do….

From a reader:
Does a parish priest need permission from his bishop to say Mass facing Jesus? Does he need permission to say, “No women on the altar.”
Does he need permission to forbid stupid (but technically “approved”) songs from use during … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary to me!

Last night happened to be the 30th anniversary of my 1st Holy Communion.  As you will recall, I am a convert.
That took place at St. Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota also at an orchestral Mass of the Viennese school (i.e., … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for Christmas Mass?  Or Masses?
Let us know!  It is always interesting to hear what is being said and there are so many angles to explore.
And some people don’t get very good … Continue reading

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To the readers – Happy and Holy Christmas! Exchange of greetings

Merry Christmas to all of you readers, near and far!
Whatever is going on in your lives, make this one as simple as you can: thank the Lord for His humble birth as our Savior, tell Him you love Him, and … Continue reading

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Clerical Caroling Convivium!

We have a Christmassy clerical caroling convivium going on.
Old school!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for 1st Mass of Christmas

The Holy Father’s sermon for the 1st Mass of Christmas with my emphases and comments. I get the sense that not all of this sermon was composed by His Holiness. Just a guess. Let’s see for ourselves:
Again and again the … Continue reading

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Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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UK Anglican Ordinariate finally gets a parish!

GREAT NEWS FROM ENGLAND! From the site of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
I’ll add a comment, below.
Ordinariate priest appointed to South London parish
An announcement was made yesterday (Sunday) that the Parish of the Most Precious Blood, Borough, is … Continue reading

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Video of Card. Burke at Clear Creek!

Recently His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke visited Clear Creek Monastery within the Diocese of Tulsa, which the wonderful Bp. Slattery reigns:

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Card. Arinze’s Christmas message on Vatican Radio – first point: confession!

Vatican Radio has been posting short audio messages from Church leaders.  Here is a brief message from the Cardinal Bishop of my own diocese, the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni, His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect-Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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Benedict XVI: two Old Testament warrior women and peaceful Mary

The Holy Father made a good point in his Angelus Address today.
He said:
Elizabeth, welcoming Mary, recognizes that the promise of God to humanity is being fulfilled and she exclaims, “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the Sunday sermon you heard for this 4th Sunday of Advent.
Advent, I say.  It is not yet Christmas!
Let us know the good points!
PS: Yes, I am trying to get you to pay closer attention … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I receive Communion at Midnight Mass and then again during the day?

This comes up every year:
If I go to Midnight Mass, and it really starts at Midnight, and I receive Holy Communion, and if I go to Mass again during Christmas Day, can I receive Communion again?
Yes.
The 1983 Code of Canon … Continue reading

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From a priest about hearing confessions, and reviving the Sacrament of Penance

From a priest:
Blessings and peace to you. I just wanted to add a confessor’s piece to the many penitent’s testimonies that you have been posting. During Advent I have been inviting and pursuing the parish to go to confession. As … Continue reading

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Z-CAM & RADIO SPTDV – Latin Rosary, some Advent music

You can reach the Ustream page of the Z-Cam & Radio SPTDV (olim 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 Advent music and Latin … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life II: REVENGE

From Savage Chickens:

Would this mean that he is, to his friends, “Harry Potter”?

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