Monthly Archives: May 2013

WDTPRS: Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself (1962MR)

Since this is a time of year when new priests are being ordained, and many priests are observing their own anniversaries.  Since today is my anniversary, let’s have a WDTPRS look at the prayers Pro seipso sacerdote.
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My view for a while

And so we begin another trip. New author, too!
I wonder if he will hold even a candle to Patrick O’Brian. I hope he ain’t a slubberdegullion or a blatteroon.

UPDATE:
Time for the next leg.
This is starting out to be pretty strange.
UPDATE:
Ugh.
I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion on Saturday evening, then twice on Sunday?

From a reader:
I am a Seminarian who is in a parish which has a “Vigil Mass of Sunday” on Saturday evenings. I have read your posts regarding receiving communion twice in one day, and I know the “Vigil” Mass legally … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Trinity Sunday – shared glory, majesty’s gift

The First Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday, a day some well-catechized Catholics dread for what they may hear from the pulpit.
You might, for example, hear that the Trinity is like three burning candles twisted together to have one flame, … Continue reading

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Something funny for Friday

Since it’s Friday, and since I was down about something today, it is time to post something funny.
I’ve posted it before, but it is still funny!

 

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“Liturgies” compared

In the combox under a different entry, one of the participants here posted a link to a video that wasn’t perfectly relevant to the topic, but… I can’t resist sharing it with a wider audience.
Keep in mind that the Latin … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary

Yesterday the Holy Father lead a profession of Faith for all the Italian bishops as they are meeting in plenary session. He addressed them. At the end of the address, Francis pronounced a prayer to Mary which should move any … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Greek island without a Catholic church on Sunday

From a reader:
we will be on a Greek island without a Catholic church on a Sunday:
can we attend the Greek mass and/or receive the Sacrament?
You can, and I think should, attend the Greek Divine Liturgy if attending a Catholic Mass … Continue reading

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Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.

I was struck today by the image of a galaxy posted at Astronomy Pic of the Day.
On the full screen it is amazing. Click it.

Note other galaxies in the background.
Sometimes I consider why the visible cosmos is so large, involving … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the possibility of salvation for atheists

People are sending me notes about Pope Francis’ fervorino from Mass yesterday.  News outlets (and panicky emails I am getting) are suggesting that the Pope said that atheists go to heaven.  HERE
Alas, we never get what the Pope actually said in its … Continue reading

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