Monthly Archives: May 2013

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 don’t even … 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 day colored … 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, May 20, 2013 / 09:34 … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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 email asking for … 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 of … Continue reading

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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 very … 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 precisely the same … 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 today forced a violation … 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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