Monthly Archives: December 2012

Prefect of CDF on Anglican Ordinariate and SSPX

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald with my emphases: Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts Catholics in England and Wales should welcome members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the new … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput on St. Thomas More in light of Obamacare

In the light of the Obama Administration’s attack on our religious freedom, this piece deserves wide circulation: A Man for This Season, and All Seasons by Charles J. Chaput within Religion and the Public Square December 19th, 2012 There is … Continue reading

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Your 21 December End of the World Plans

Advent is more about the ending of the world and the Lord’s Second Coming than it is about His First Coming. In the meantime, let’s talk about the Mayan calendar. My friend the mighty P.P. of Blackfen, the Dean of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! AUCTION of art by Daniel Mitsui to help St. John Cantius in Chicago

I received this note from the well-known Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf: Could you do me the favor of letting your readers know about a special Christmas auction of one of my original drawings that is being done … Continue reading

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18 Dec: St. Malachi, Prophet

Some people may not know that Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints. The liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology contains brief “bios” of saints and blessed celebrated on each day of the year. Some of these … Continue reading

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Free shipping on Mystic Monk Coffee for certain packs, baskets, orders over $45

You can get free shipping on orders $45. Their most popular item is the 4 bags and sampler package. Economical. Some packs have free shipping. HERE. And remember that they now have their “Monk Shots” like of K-Cups.  HERE. And … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 18 December – law and awe

The O Antiphons: 18 December – O Adonai Years ago I made a page about these antiphons.  More HERE. LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad … Continue reading

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POLL: 2013 March For Life in Washington D.C (25 January).

How many readers here are going to participate in any or all of the events surrounding the 2013 March For Life in Washington D.C., on 25 January. I understand there is a TLM being sponsored by a Juventutem group after … Continue reading

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St. Daniel, prophet & Sts. Ananias, Azarias, and Misael

Today, according to my Roman Curia wall calendar, is the feast of St. Daniel, prophet, and of Sts. Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, the three boys in the fiery furnace.

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Can you help? The CD of Advent music by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is doing well on the charts. I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Celiac Disease revisited

From a reader: My husband has Celiac Disease. The communion is wheat. What is he to do? You have options. First, you can tell the priest(s) at the parish about the condition and ask if your husband could receive only … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 17 December – O Sapientia

On December 17th we enter into that final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the Church’s solemn prayer of the hours, at Vespers, the great “O Antiphons” are sung. Today we have the first. Years ago, I made a little … Continue reading

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Injustice! Why can’t men become women priests too?

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber comes this: Medford, OR––Speaking at a Women’s Rights group at the home of fellow parishioner Florence Hensley of Medford, Oregon this week, 58-year-old Roger Shannahan complained that the group was being sexist for … Continue reading

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Today we begin the final days of Advent, which bring with them the beautiful O Antiphons, or “Great Antiphons”. Years ago I made a page about these antiphons. I have intended (for years) to update the last couple days. The … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Gaudete Sunday – the “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is nicknamed “Gaudete … Rejoice!”, from the first word of the first chant, the Introit.  Today we relax slightly our penitential focus during Advent.  Some say Advent is not a penitential time, even though it … Continue reading

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