Daily Archives: 7 November 2013

A 1st TLM experience: “I had the sense that that Host was REALLY consecrated.”

Some will find this provocative.  I find it to be true. I had to make a call to a local parish office today, and while chatting with the secretary, found out that she attended her first Extraordinary Form Mass on … Continue reading

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Shocking Halloween tabernacle news!

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber comes this sad but all too common Halloween report: Man Dressed As Tabernacle At Halloween Party Ignored; Is Moved To Corner Of Room Austin, TX–According to reports from several eyewitnesses moments ago, … Continue reading

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NCEA took money from Gates Foundation to promote “Common Core” in Catholic schools

There has been a lot of talk about Common Core. The Cardinal Newman Society has an interesting piece about this. EXCLUSIVE: National Catholic Education Association Gets Gates Foundation Grant to Promote ‘Common Core’ in Catholic Schools The Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Weddings on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?

From a reader: Can a couple get married on a holy day of obligation? What about (more generally) on a Sunday (which, in a certain sense, is a holy day of obligation)? The Rite of Marriage may be used anytime … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Good traditional prayer books.

From a reader: Firstly, thank you for such a wonderful blog. Your analysis, insights, humor, and pastoral concern are all blessings in my daily life. Of particular interest are the prayers that you post. I came into the Church this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can very small children gain indulgences for Poor Souls?

From a reader: Can a child who has not yet made their First Holy Communion obtain indulgences for the holy souls in purgatory on All Souls Day? My 5 year old would love to do this but I don’t want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When a bishop writes a book, does it need an “Imprimatur”?

From a reader: When a bishop/cardinal writes a book (e.g. Cardinal Wuerhl’s “Seek First the Kingdom”, is an imprimatur required, and if so, who is the ecclesial authority for that imprimatur. If no imprimatur, does that mean doctrinal/moral error in … Continue reading

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