Monthly Archives: May 2013

A priest reacts to priests reacting to the new translation

Over at the Deacon’s Bench, Rev. Mr. Kandra has a great post.  A priest wrote to Dcn. Kandra as a reaction to the whiny survey of priests about the new translation.  My emphases and comments: After reading this latest post on how … Continue reading

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Dominican Sisters in FINALE of American Bible Challenge! PREVIEW VIDEO

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (decidedly not LCWR types!) are participating in a TV game show called the American Bible Challenge. More on them HERE. They are in the FINALS! My correspondent wrote: Don’t forget to watch the Dominican Sisters of Mary … Continue reading

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A new Catholic “whistle-blower” group

From Newsmax: Catholic Priests and Nuns Unite to Fight Church’s Abuse Problem A group of priests and nuns calling themselves Catholic Whistleblowers are pressing Pope Francis and the American bishops to take on those in the church who are still … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on the suicide at Notre-Dame de Paris

Over at the blog of the gentlemanly though trouble-making canonist Ed Peters (aka The Canonical Defender) there is a post about the ramifications of the suicide at Notre-Dame in Paris.  Suicide—whatever mental/emotional problems induce some to commit it and which … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can Father require all servers to stand to receive Communion?

From a reader: My 10-year-old son, who daily receives Holy Communion on his tongue while kneeling (and in fact has never received standing) just completed altar server instruction. He was told that when he serves, he must receive standing!!! (for … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Of surveys, liturgical translations and whining

It has been brought to my attention that there is a survey about how priests in these USA are accepting – or not – the new, corrected ICEL translation of the Roman Missal. STILL?  Are they still grizzling on about … Continue reading

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Disasters, Death, and You

Terrible things happen to people through natural disasters or attacks or human error. We now see the images virtually in real time splashed on our screens. Misery, loss, pain come in the blink of an eye to people who, the … Continue reading

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Learning from disaster

I watched with measures of horror and sympathy the TV coverage of the aftermath from the tornadoes in Oklahoma.  I am sure all of you will offer prayers for the people there and perhaps also find other concrete ways to … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 119: The Holy Name and Blasphemy

From 2011: Today is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, and therefore I use this opportunity to offer something from one of his discourses about the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: All-male sanctuary/altar service and vocations to the priesthood.

I have posted this poll before, but in light of another post, I thought I would revisit the question. Please select a response and make comments on this subject in the combox, below. And, yes, I know that some churches … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The colors of altar boy cassocks

From a reader: Is there any significance between altar boys who wear black cassocks as opposed to those who wear red ones in the TLM? No, there is no significance.  This is a matter of aesthetics.   Back in the … Continue reading

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Quilisma by Quilisma! ROME: A Masters Degree in Gregorian Chant!

Who’da thunk it? Sant’Anselmo, the Roman liturgical institute (which hasn’t always been a bastion of tradition), is going to offer a Masters degree in GREGORIAN CHANT. From CNA: Rome university launches course on liturgical music By Estefania Aguirre Rome, Italy, … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readers? Share it here and brighten our days.

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St. Golden Girl

Today is the feast of St. Aurea (in Greek Chryse, “Golden Girl”) of Ostia.  She is an ancient martyr.  You can read about here in these ancient Acta, HERE. There is on the edge of Ostia Antica, the fascinating ruins … Continue reading

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