Daily Archives: 20 July 2015

Signs in the Heavens: recent rare planetary and stellar conjunctions

You might recall that I posted about the theory about the Star of Bethlehem.   His arguments are pretty good.
I was sent a link to an interesting video in Spanish about another triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in Regulus in Leo.  Because … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Many languages in one Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it possible to say Mass in many languages? In example part in English, part in French or better part in English and Canon in latin?
Yes, this is possible in the Ordinary Form.
Is it a good idea?
I don’t think … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father says Mass in alb and stole

From a reader:
A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments when … Continue reading

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Banning kneeling violates religious freedom

At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass.
Here is the introductory section:
Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of Religious Freedom?
Some … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

QUAERITUR: Mass texts for St. Elijah, Old Testament Prophet

Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and have a day in the Roman liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology. I post about them on occasion.
The Martyrology says that when the day is clear on … Continue reading

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Catholics can respectfully disagree with Pope Francis on economics

My friend Fr. Gerry Murry has a good comment on Laura Ingraham’s new site, LifeZette (don’t ask me about that name, I’m not sure either).  My emphases and comments.
Can Capitalists Be Good Catholics?
Pope Francis warns of ‘subtle dictatorship’
by Fr. Gerry Murray
Pope … Continue reading

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