Monthly Archives: February 2017


In a fit of reverence, I created some drinkware in honor of Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli), of happy memory.  Don’t worry, I am not hoarding it.  On the contrary!  It is available to all comers.  Today I received my own concrete … Continue reading

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D. Providence – Ash Wednesday “ad orientem” with the Bishop

My friend Fr. Jay Finelli (“iPadre“) informed me that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate Holy Mass at their Cathedral at 12:05… ad orientem.  The bulletin for the Cathedral says: “The use of this approved [superior] … Continue reading

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Remember! Tomorrow is #AshWednesday – Fast and abstinence!

Remember that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Keep in mind the regulations for both abstinence and fasting.  Tomorrow is not just a day of abstinence but also of fasting. According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, … Continue reading

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28 Feb 2013: Four years ago, Pope Benedict abdicated

It has been four years.  It seems longer.  I captured quite a few images from the live coverage HERE.

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How bad can the LA Religious Ed Conference (aka Three Days Of Darkness) be?

How bad can the LA Religious Ed Conference (aka Three Days Of Darkness – 3DOD) be? This bad. The priest involved is one Daniel P Horan, OFM whom the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) coos over: “Daniel Horan is one … Continue reading

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“If you still attend the Novus Ordo, murmur ‘Ganganelli’ as you exchange the Grope of Peace.”

The inimitable Fr. Hunwicke, who feverishly awaits the arrival of his new Clement XIV Ganganelli drinkware which I have sent with my compliments, has this to say over at his indispensible blog Mutual Enrichment: Have you got your spectacular Clement XIV … Continue reading

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27 Feb – St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of handgunners, marksmen, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Terrific News! NEW Benedictine Monastery Established in IRELAND – ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE BELOW!  Photos ___ Originally Published on: Feb 25, 2017 Here is news to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart. This comes from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath. HERE On 25 February 2017, they were … Continue reading

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New Registrants, welcome!

There has recently been a flurry of new registrations to comment.  Great! Keep in mind that I am not always near my computer and, therefore, I am not always able to review and approve registrations swiftly.  It is rare that … Continue reading

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SSPX progress!

UPDATE 4 March 17: The SSPX issued a statement about the “news” that they were to acquire a church in Rome.  HERE ….there is no plan to purchase a building complex at Santa Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino, as Matteo Matzuzzi writes. … Continue reading

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Latin Contest Announcement: Prize €20000

The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontificia Academia Latinitas will issue a prize of €20000.

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Hollywood… La La Land

I gave up on prestige awards such as the Oscars and the Nobel a long time ago.   They have become ridiculous. This morning I awoke to news and video from the Oscars, the Academy Awards, of the wrong movie being … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC New Sacred Music disc from The @LondonOratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir!

UPDATE 26 Feb: Today, as I get ready for a clerical supper, I’ve been listening to this.  It’s great on the big speakers, in the car, in my ear buds.  Wow. Originally Published on: Feb 14 The London Oratory Schola Cantorum … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’!

I had a note from a reader about excellent news from Star Of The Sea parish in San Francisco. Firstly, as always, thank you for your blog! You are my first bookmark under my Catholic folder, immediately followed by ChurchMilitant. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know!

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