Daily Archives: 8 January 2013

“The Latin Mass is like beer. You have to drink it in a few times to like it.” Why Taylor Marshall attends the TLM.

May I suggest that you trot like Chaucer over to Taylor Marshall’s place and read his reflection on why he now attends Holy Mass in the Usus Antiquior?
Some highlights to whet the… you know…
I’ve not always been partial to the … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS (Mass for Benefactors)

First, help each other out:
Your Urgent Prayer Requests
And…
A suggested Twitter project for @Pontifex
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Fr. Z’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions
Fr. Z’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions – ADDENDUM
From nuns to ‘nones’: 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012 – revised
Fr Z’s Predictions … Continue reading

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Faithful Chinese Bishops dies – forgave his enemies

From Fides:
The death of Mgr. Chen Shizhong: during forced labor he had received the gift of forgiving his enemies
Yibin (Agenzia Fides) – On December 16, 2012, His Exc. Mgr. John Chen Shizhong, Bishop of the Diocese of Yibin (Suifu), in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Participating in wedding of sister to a married man

From a reader:
My sister is getting married next month. She has asked me to ‘give her away’ as our father is deceased. She has not practiced the Catholic faith for a long time. Although she was civilly married once before, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick… Altar by Altar

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Diocese of Madison – where there reigneth Bp. Morlino – has made the move to the East.
After a process of catechesis, St. Mary’s has gone … Continue reading

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A mordant look at the wrong notion of “active participation”

From the amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Culver City, CA––Parishioners of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Culver City, California were forced to jump into action during Mass early Monday morning when it appeared that only one priest would be available for the consecration. According … Continue reading

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