Monthly Archives: May 2013

QUAERITUR: Wives of deacons aren’t deacons too, are they?

From a reader: Over Mother’s Day weekend I attended mass at a church I do not usually attend. I noticed their bulletin listed a “Deaconite Couple.” Is that allowed? Women aren’t allowed to be deacons are they? This church is … Continue reading

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Computer RAM question

I am trying to revive the old “mothership”. I think it has memory/RAM problems.  It crashes when I get past the log in screen. There are four of these installed now: 1GB 2Rx8 PC2-6400U-666-12 Questions: Do I have to put … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s disrespect for the military

I was really angry when I first saw this. Mr. President.  These guys are NOT your valets!  They are NOT hotel doormen! From the Daily Caller: Obama breaches Marine umbrella protocol The commander in chief of the American armed forces … Continue reading

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Need a review of what’s up with the LCWR?

If some of you are wondering what is going on with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, there is a good summary piece at the National Catholic Register.  That’s the Register, not the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap… which is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Use of Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: I thought you may be interested to know that our priest, for certain Daily Masses in the Ordinary Form, is using Latin for the majority of the Mass. We use English for the readings, the collect, postcommunion, … Continue reading

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Beauty break

Wow… From Astronomy Pic of the Day: Explanation: Above this boreal landscape, the arc of the Milky Way and shimmering aurorae flow through the night. Like an echo, below them lies Iceland’s spectacular Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Shining … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “No more terrible Latin.”

From a priest: I regularly use a limited amount of Latin in the OF at weekend Masses. Most parishioners really appreciate it, but after catechesis and so on a few just won’t give up their protest. Last Sunday I preached … Continue reading

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Francis and friend

A reader sent me this:

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Looking for summer reading? Try book Pope Francis likes!

An alert reader saw an interesting piece of information in an article about Pope Francis on Sandro Magister’s site, Chiesa. Apparently, Pope Francis cites with some frequency The Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson. It looks as if the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Getting married on a Friday. Must I abstain from meat? Fr. Z includes a brief rant.

From a reader: im getting married on friday may 31st the day after Corpus Christi. can i eat meat at the reception or do i need a dispensation? All Fridays, except for liturgical Solemnities, are days of penance even if … Continue reading

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An exercise in fine noontime dining!

I had a hankerin’ for a sandwich today. Off to Firehouse! Do you have these stores where you are? Great sandwiches, founded by firefighters, friendly… did I mention the great sandwiches? They offer different ways to support firefighters too. Check … Continue reading

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FATHERS! Is your wi-fi, your network, secure? BISHOPS! Read this and ponder!

Related to the news about Bp. Finn which I posted HERE, there is a story which ought to get the attention of, and scare to bits, every priest and bishop out there in the wide, hostile world. First, the good news, … Continue reading

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Judge rules: Bp. Finn cannot be held liable in a civil lawsuit against a priest

From Catholic World News: Bishop Finn not liable in child-porn lawsuit, Missouri judge rules A federal judge in Missouri has ruled that the Diocese of Kansas City (Missouri) and Bishop Robert Finn cannot be held liable in a civil lawsuit … Continue reading

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Again about validity of absolutions by SSPX priests

A priest reader sent me a link to an article on the site of The Remnant, which is I believe a bi-monthly newspaper staunchly on the traditional side of our Catholic spectrum.  The article in question concerns the validity of … Continue reading

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Edgewood College to have a “Dominican Catholic mass”?

A reader sent me a link to the site of the Dominican-run Edgewood College in the Diocese of Madison.  HERE A Dominican Catholic mass welcoming and embracing all faith traditions. Please bring your family to this celebration of Edgewood College! … Continue reading

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