Daily Archives: 16 June 2013

QUAERITUR: Wouldn’t audible prayers in the Extraordinary Form be better?

From a reader: I was born during Vatican II and until recently, had no exposure whatsoever to Mass in the Extraordinary Form. At the invitation of a friend, I have been visiting a local parish that offers the EF and I am baffled … Continue reading

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Request for Prayers

I have a special request for Father’s Day. Pray for the parishioners of the parish entrusted to Fr. Erik Richsteig.  Fr. Richsteig is seen around the interwebs.  There was a terrible shooting at his parish this morning. According to the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 11th Ordinary Sunday: God begins and completes the meritorious things we do

This week’s Collect is effectively the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday. Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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Irish PM ‘c’atholic Enda Kenny – what a classy guy

I read at the site of the Cardinal Newman Society (see their great RSS feed on my sidebar!), that that paragon of class the PM of Ireland Enda Kenny – pro-abortion catholic – has again stuck his nose into the Church’s … Continue reading

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