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Monthly Archives: May 2013
I am at the Met (big surprise) and I have been surprised by Christological Goldfinch in an unusual place. On the one hand our finch is is in usual place: baby Jesus hand. On the other hand, our finch is … Continue reading
Ahhh Veselka! I try to get here at least once per visit. Cold Borscht! It’s too hot for anything else. GAH! As I eat my crunchy and cold soup, I am processing last nights procession and wishing I had photos. … Continue reading
Some people argue that the Traditional Latin Mass is too hard to follow because of A, B, or C. Let’s turn that sock inside out. It is actually, often, too hard to follow what is going on most celebrations of … Continue reading
I have mentioned Bishop Nickless of Sioux City before. This is from LifeSite: Sioux City Bishop Calls for “Exorcism” of “Spirit of Vatican II” By Kathleen Gilbert SIOUX CITY, Iowa, October 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics must learn to “exorcise” … Continue reading
It’s time again to break out that old fav: The Nuns on the bus go ’round and ’round! The last time these dissenters got on their political … hobbyhorse, they went ’round and ’round with a wymynpryst. HERE This time … Continue reading
Sometimes when I hear talk, often vapid, about the New Evangelization, I cynically wonder when it was that we completed the Old Evangelization. On the other hand, we are living in a post-Christian era, most of us in countries that were … Continue reading
From a reader: I have been attending the TLM almost exclusively for four years now. Where I used to live the responses were always given by the servers and we were expected to unite ourselves silently. However I’ve just moved and here there … Continue reading
Today, Thursday, 30 May, is in the traditional Roman calendar the Feast of Corpus Christi. Today at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th between Broadway and 7th Ave – easy to reach by subway) at 6pm there … Continue reading
Archbishop on the TLM: “you must try to get as many people as possible to walk down this path of yours”
Here is some great news. I was sent a translation of a sermon given by the new Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, His Excellency Most Rev. Luigi Negri, on Pentecost at the Marian Shrine of Poggetto. The occasion was a celebration of … Continue reading
Meanwhile… What Does The Prayer REALLY Say? Even while the looniness is subsiding, some pretty strange things are still going on out there. Here is something just plain … strange… from the Augustinians, posted by the Chicago province. HERE I … Continue reading
Recently there was a news item about some Italian bishops griping (that’s not news) to Pope Francis (ditto) about Summorum Pontificum (as before). They think it should be extirpated (more of the same). Francis shot them down. That’s news. I … Continue reading
From a reader: I have been an altar server for several years. However, after a slowdown two years ago, I have figured out that priestly ordination is probably not for me. Occasionally, I still serve at an Eastern Catholic parish, … Continue reading
From a reader: Is it permissible to recite the pledge of allegiance at Mass before the final blessing and then omit the final blessing? Is it permissible to display the American flag on the main altar during Mass? Omit the … Continue reading
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