Daily Archives: 10 July 2013

QUAERITUR: What is “ad nutum episcopi”?

From a reader:
Recently here in Minneapolis the 2 FSSP priests were assigned. One was assigned as ad nutum episcopi parochial vicar. What does this phrase mean and what does is say about his tenure? What we found on the web … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Text for 1st blessings by a new priest (… same as blessings by an old priest)

From a reader:
I have searched for but am unable to find the text a newly ordained priest uses for first blessings. Do you perhaps know where one could find it in Latin and/or in English?
Yes.
The usual blessing:

Benedictio Dei omnipotentis Patris, … Continue reading

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Can Gregorian Chant synchronize hearts?

Some people quote the phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” and they (wrongly) attribute it to St. Augustine of Hippo.  The phrase does not appear in anything we have of Augustine.
Also, it would be better if you said “He who … Continue reading

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International Court dismisses SNAP’s case against the Holy See

I saw this at These Stone Walls, the blog for Fr. Gordon MacCrae, in prison serving time for a crime he more than likely did not commit.
The post is longish, but here is the first part:
The International Criminal Court Has Dismissed … Continue reading

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PSA: About Fr. Byers of Holy Souls Hermitage

This is a public service announcement.
People are writing to me for news of Fr. Byers, author of the blog Holy Souls Hermitage.
Father, with permission of his superiors, is – as I understand – living as a hermit.  He prays especially … Continue reading

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Hijinx from the ACLU

More ALCU hijinx, from the site of site of KPEL radio:
ACLU Of Louisiana Voices Opposition To Potential Lafayette Flags Ordinance
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — The executive director of Louisiana’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is cautioning against a proposed … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z advocates the killing of cute animals

I see deer as a) supper and gloves, or b) lethal motorist pests, or c) rats with hooves.
Deer invade urban areas and they can be dangerous.  Hit a deer on the interstate with your car at 65 mph sometime and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What is a diocesan “Chancellor”?

From a reader:
My question is about the requirements for the Chancellor of a diocese. Some people have told me that the Chancellor is supposed to always be a priest. Is this correct? (Our diocese has had a woman Chancellor for decades.)
The chancellor … Continue reading

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