Daily Archives: 7 January 2014

Ex ore infantium

There are lots of these “unknown people show their hidden talents” TV shows now.  Sometimes they produce some surprises. This one? Wow. 9 years old. Mi piace, è bella… bella. She is singing a well-known aria from Puccini’s short Gianni Schicchi: … Continue reading

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Teacher trashes 1st graders Christmas gifts: “Jesus is not allowed in school”

More liberal tolerance. From The Blaze: TEACHER REPORTEDLY SEIZES FIRST-GRADER’S CHRISTMAS GIFT AND TRASHES AFFIXED RELIGIOUS STORY A first-grade teacher in California told a student that “Jesus is not allowed in school” before removing a religious story the child affixed … Continue reading

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The National ‘c’atholic Reporter’s combox travails. Wherein Fr. Z responds. (UPDATE: John Allen leaving!)

I saw over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) that the promethean neopelagian powers-that-be have closed the comboxes on all their posts, articles, entries. “¡Vaya lío!”? Not so much, I guess. Apparently Fishwrap’s editors didn’t like what people were writing. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Travel-size 1962 Missale Romanum – AT LAST!

Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest? Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian? Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish? Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father took away our kneelers! What can we do?

From a reader: Our very new parish pastor removed our Communion kneelers this past Sunday. They had been in standard use for at least the last 10 years if not longer. Many parishioners are quite upset, but he certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do the faithful have the right to make a confession anonymously?

From a priest: Do the faithful have the right to anonymous confession? If anonymous confession is not available, are they excused from confession until they can get to an anonymous confession? Do priests have a right to anonymous confession? Can … Continue reading

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