Monthly Archives: August 2013

WDTPRS 22nd Ordinary Sunday: graft into our hearts the love of Your Name

With small differences our Collect for the 22nd Ordinary Sunday is based on a prayer in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary and, subsequently, one in the 1962 Roman Missal for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus virtutum, cuius est totum quod … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can you confess in Latin?

From a reader:
I know that the use of Latin is good for large international Masses (and for parish Masses, too…!), but what if, say, a priest and penitent didn’t speak the same language? Could a confession be made in Latin?
Sure! … Continue reading

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Roman Curial appointments: a few observations

A couple things popped up on the screen today.
First, Pope Francis has finally named a Secretary of State: Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela. He starts on 15 October 2013.
Also, the Holy Father assigned Spanish-born Fr. Fernando Vergez, LC, … Continue reading

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Super Fun Video (especially for Trekkies)

Have you seen this?  It is a worthy successor of the VW Darth Vader commercial.

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Note to readers about registration and commenting

This blog is under constant attack by spammers and various other internet trolls (my they roast in the deepest cinders of Hell, as Dr. Maturin would put it).
I, therefore, require that people register to comment. In the registration form there … Continue reading

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Fr. Z summoned to a Tribunal

It has finally happened.
I have at long last – for my sins – been summoned on pain of censures to appear at an ecclesiastical tribunal.

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Omnium Gatherum

Here is an article about electronic surveillance and you. I have always liked Montana.
Montana the first state to pass spy law
Montana made history this spring after passing the first state law to prevent the government from spying on anyone in … Continue reading

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DETROIT – 30 August Pontifical Mass & CHARLOTTE – 31 August – Solemn Requiem

For your kind attention:
Friday 30 August, 7 PM at Detroit’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, the Most Reverend Donald Hanchon, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, will be celebrant for Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  The Mass is organized by Juventutem Michigan, an apostolate … Continue reading

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Sr. Joan calls for revolt against medieval monarchical genderizing restorationist authoritarianism!

Where in the world is Sr. Joan?
For a while I have been wondering where Sr. Joan Chittister has been.   Shouldn’t she be back in Egypt again, helping the Egyptians to sort out there problems?  Shouldn’t she have been at … Continue reading

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POLL: How long should the Eucharistic Fast be?

I would appreciate it if other bloggers would link to this so that we can get a really large response.
Every once in a while I run into someone who doesn’t know about the Eucharistic fast before reception of Holy Communion.
We … Continue reading

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