Daily Archives: 8 December 2013

Critic of Pope Francis loses gig with Catholic News Service

Remember that piece in which Adam Shaw, a writer for Fox blasted Pope Francis in Evangelii gaudier? HERE  It seems he also wrote a bit for the Catholic News Service, bankrolled by the USCCB.
It seems that CNS let him go.  HERE
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QUAERITUR: Deacon tried to intimidate me out of wearing the cassock.

From a priest reader:
I recently spoke with the permanent deacon in our parish after he saw me hanging up my cassock after hearing confessions. He asked me, is the cassock again being proposed as normal attire for priests in the seminary? Of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

In the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, with a commemoration of the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
In the newer, Novus Ordo, today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  Immaculate Conception is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Second Confiteor… should I refuse to do it?

From a reader:
I’ve often been left feeling confused about the second confiteor, and have trawled through a few posts on the WDTPRS site regarding this issue.
However, I find it that much more difficult a position to be in being a server … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Wild air, world-mothering air,
Nestling me everywhere,
That each eyelash or hair
Girdles; goes home betwixt
The fleeciest, frailest-flixed
Snowflake; that ’s fairly mixed
With, riddles, and is rife
In every least thing’s life;
This needful, never spent,
And … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 08: 2nd Sunday of Advent – “Time which is lost returneth not”

This year I will do for Advent what did last year: make a short daily podcast to help your preparation for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
These are especially offered as a … Continue reading

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