Daily Archives: 20 July 2013

QUAERITUR: Can the priest say the older, Latin Mass ‘facing the people’?

From a reader:
A local retired priest wishes to begin offering the EF of the Mass, but he wishes to offer it versus populum. He honestly believes he has that option. Is there a specific Church document forbidding this? If I … Continue reading

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Are we now a nation of blatteroons?

When I take a break from movies with lots of explosions, I like period pieces.  You can’t beat a well done production of a Jane Austen novel or just about any of the 19th century writers.
It happened the other day … Continue reading

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“brutal, cruel, ferocious and inhuman crimes”

On the Pro Life Wisconsin blog there is a good remind of how strong has been the Church’s teaching – not “policy” as many liberals, even catholics, claim – about abortion.
In 1588, Pope Sixtus V issued a Papal Bull, called Effraenatam, … Continue reading

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