Daily Archives: 16 August 2013

I’ve been thinking about the LCWR meeting, which – sadly – is in its final hours.

I’ve been thinking about the LCWR meeting, which – sadly – is in its final hours. (Have I mentioned that they rejected me?)
What greater sign that the CDF take-over is really working, and that it is game over for the … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare, Magisterium of Nuns, Women Religious | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

QUAERITUR: Of canonical digits and purifications

From a reader:
Our priest does a fantastic job of guarding his thumb and index fingers once he has touched the Host. I was wondering if this is a symbolic gesture, as I have never seen our Eucharistic Ministers or Deacon wash their … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader:
This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a ”pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff?
Not a dumb-question at all.
Let’s get … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Fr Z’s Kitchen: Friday Lunch

Grilled cheese sandwich by grilled cheese sandwich.

Cheddar on rye, tomato basil soup.
Behold the New Evangelization… that and the TLM everywhere.
UPDATE:
More Romano

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GUEST POST: Mass WITHOUT Sign of Peace! POLL ALERT

From a reader:
I went to Mass yesterday at the hospital chapel for the Assumption. I was announced that the celebrating priest would be late as he had morning mass in a town about 20 miles to the south. “No biggie” … Continue reading

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Irish Govt. to force Catholics to perform abortions. Law allows for no exception or conscience objection.

From the Dignitatis Humanae Institute:
Irish Government Set To Compel Catholic Doctors To Perform Abortions
Rome, 16 August 2013
“Even nations with the most permissive abortion laws do not normally go so far as to trample on the basic right to conscientious objection.” … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, Religious Liberty, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , | 29 Comments