Category Archives: Classic Posts

QUAERITUR: Pastor changes the offertory. What do I do?

From a reader:
How should I approach my pastor about liturgical abuses he has been committing?
The recurring abuse has been his changing the Offertorium to “Lord, accept this bread and wine. It comes from the earth, and it comes from our … Continue reading

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Once again, the key passage

Here once again is the key passage on the subject in the book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” when Seewald asks the pope whether it was “madness to forbid a high-risk … Continue reading

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St. Jerome’s final resting place

I have posted this is years past, but I worked so hard on it when I originally wrote it that I want to get as much mileage out of it as I can.  Besides, there are new readers here all … Continue reading

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RATS IN THE RECTORY! Of priests and rodents: Part 2

Remember these guys?  Here are some priests in Georgia suffering from a home invasion.
By rats.
Check the blog Southern Orders.
The latest in the saga:
This is rat central and I have an update for you on the rectory wanderings of Ben and … Continue reading

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Outstanding analysis of Papal Visit by Samuel Gregg

In another entry, I suggested that I needed better analysis of Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK.
Lupus in fabula, is I believe the customary phrase.
This comes from Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute, and one of the smarter writers I … Continue reading

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VORTEX REPORT: What is that … growth?

As you know, my friends and I have been exploring …
The Vortex.
We managed to send in the remote probe to take photos of the thing, a portentous plant or growth of some kind, in or near the epicenter of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Where did Mass “facing the people” come from?

We should network our brain power for this.  Father’s tired.
From a reader:
I once wrote (by invitation) an article for a diocesan newspaper in which I mentioned, inter alia, that Vatican II never called for the priest to face the people, … Continue reading

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Sister Act

I read the National Catholic Fishwrap piece about the change of sisterly presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
They had their rite of farewelling and leadershiping for the outgoing prez.
What the hell is this?  Star Trek?

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OLDIE PODCAzT 84: St. Pius V and Quo primum

An oldie PODCAzT for today, which in the feast of St. Pius V in the older, traditional Roman calendar:
On this feast of St. Pope Pius V (+1572) I drill into one of his most famous acts as Roman Pontiff.  Today … Continue reading

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Bp. Slattery’s Sermon in Washington DC – unforgettable

Here is the audio of Bp. Edward Slattery’s marvelous sermon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Amazing.
Bp. Slattery, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, stepped up and made himself available to be celebrant for the Pontifical Mass in the older, traditional … Continue reading

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